Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that child care settings support optimal and equitable child health and well-being. So we’ve created: Healthy and Sustainable Child Care and Early Learning Environments – A Vision for Canada.
Our sector and child care and early learning stakeholders have created a vision to ensure that all children in Canada have the opportunity to learn, play, grow and thrive in child care settings that are:
• Healthy, with health defined broadly to include the full array of physical, mental, emotional, social, and ecological dimensions of human well-being; and
• Sustainable, climate-resilient, and respectful of the land, with design features and day-to-day practices that conserve resources, reduce waste, minimize carbon emissions and other pollutants, and support children’s connections with the natural world.
Information resources are increasingly available, such as the newly-updated CPCHE/CCCF online child care resource and checklist, Healthy Environments for Learning Day campaign for healthy and sustainable child care environments. The results of the recent national survey of child care professionals.
All children have a right to healthy learning environments