Nia House is Green

Nia House is Eco-Healthy Child Care Endorsed!


Nia House Learning Center is an endorsed Eco-Healthy Child Care. This endorsement verifies our commitment to provide a healthy, safe and green child care setting.

Eco-Healthy Child Care is a program of Children's Environmental Health Network. 

What is the Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program?

Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) is a national program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found within or around child care facilities. Forty-two percent of young children spend at least 35 hours a week in some form of child care. Therefore, creating an environmentally healthy early learning environment is key to the health of our nation’s children. Emerging science is linking chemicals commonly found in child care settings to asthma, lower IQ, and developmental disabilities. Environmental exposures can cause, worsen, or contribute to these conditions. Children are at risk, because their systems are still developing; and, their behaviors, such as hand to mouth and crawling on the floor, increase their exposure.

Through the EHCC endorsement, child care facilities (center and family child care) qualify as “Eco-Healthy” by complying with 24 of 30 simple, free or low-cost environmental health best practices. These changes immediately benefit the well-being of young children.