Choose Safe Places
Welcome to the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE) Resource Center. This webpage is designed to share resources and documents that support CSPECE activities and collaboration among state and local health departments.
Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE) is a program supported by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in which states implement activities to ensure that early care and education facilities are safe and healthy environments for children to grow, learn, and thrive.
|New Hampshire Case Study||Case study on collaboration between New Hampshire’s Choose Safe Places program and local health officials||Children’s Environmental Health Network||Case Study|
|Massachusetts Environmental Justice Case Study||Case study on Massachusetts’ work to address environmental justice in its CSP work||Children’s Environmental Health Network||Case Study|
|Strategies for CSP Sustainability- Local Audience||A Factsheet for Local Agencies To Engage in Choose Safe Places Activities Engaged in Keeping Communities Safe||Center for Public Health Innovation at CI International||Factsheet|
|Strategies for CSP Sustainability- State Audience||How State Programs Can Engage Local Partners||Center for Public Health Innovation at CI International||Factsheet|
|Customizable Strategies for CSP Sustainability- Local Audience||Customizable version of factsheet for local audiences to make specific to your CSP program||Center for Public Health Innovation at CI International||Powerpoint|
|Choose Safe Places + Health Equity||Factsheet on building capacity to incorporate healthy equity and environmental justice into CSP activities||NACCHO||Factsheet|
|Choose Safe Places + Health in All Policies||Factsheet on HiAP strategies and CSP||NACCHO||Factsheet|
|Choose Safe Places + Local Health Department Collaboration||Factsheet on strategies to support collaborating with local health departments||NACCHO||Factsheet|
|Choose Safe Places Infographic||An overview of the Choose Safe Places Program 2017 - 2021||Infographic|
|The Role of Local Health Departments in Promoting Children's Environmental Health at Early Care and Education Centers||Report from 2018 on the role of local health departments in CSP||NACCHO||Report|
|Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Website||CDC’s website detailing Choose Safe Places||CDC ATSDR||Website|
|Selected State Program Strategies for Integrating Safe Siting Considerations into the Child Care Licensing Process||The paper describes two ways in which states have advanced safe siting practices and principles: through child care licensing regulations and related policies, and through voluntary programs initiatives that can be implemented in coordination with the state’s child care||Environmental Law Institute||Paper|
|Eco-Healthy Child Care(r)'s Safe Siting Fact Sheet||Factsheet on safe siting||Eco-Healthy Child Care®||Fact sheet|
|Eco-Healthy Child Care(r)'s Safe Siting FAQ||FAQ on safe siting||Eco-Healthy Child Care®||FAQ|
|Eco-Healthy Child Care® Safe Siting FAQ in Spanish||FAQ on safe siting in Spanish||Eco-Healthy Child Care®||FAQ|
|Recap [NACCHO Webinar] Protecting Children's Environmental Health During Covid-19: Supporting Child Care Programs||NACCHO blog recapping a webinar that featured environmental health experts on how to support child care programs during COVID-19||NACCHO||Blog Post & Webinar Recording|
|Early Care and Education, Environmental Health, and COVID-19 Resource Library||Curated resources on COVID-19 and Early Care and Education||NACCHO||Resource Library|
Choose Safe Places is a collaboration between NACCHO, the Children’s Environmental Health Network, the Environmental Law Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. If you have any questions about these resources, you can contact the NACCHO Health in All Policies team.
Public Health Law & Policy
Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.
Director for Public Health Law and Policy
Public Health Law Communication Specialist