Jacksonville, FL, June 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Ganeinu-Chabad’s Early Childhood Development Center, located in the Southside of Jacksonville has been designated “Eco-Healthy” by the National EHCC - Eco-Healthy Child Care Agency, meaning it meets at least 25 eco-healthy standards in areas such as wall and ceiling paint, floor and furniture finishes, rugs, toys and art supplies among others. The center is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is endorsed by the Early Learning Coalition of Duval County as a VPK provider.
“We are very pleased to be recognized and endorsed and an Eco-Healthy Center,” says Chana Novack, Director of Ganeinu. “Our first priority is providing a safe and healthy environment for our students.”
Children are especially sensitive to chemicals because their organs and immune systems are still developing, they eat and breathe more pound for pound than adults, and their natural habits (e.g. crawling on the floor and putting their hands in their mouths) increase exposure to toxins.
The recent weeks of smoke in Jacksonville have parents thinking more and more about the atmosphere and environment provided for their children. Now perhaps more than ever before, parents are concerned about the impact of toxins and pollutants that can negatively impact their children.
Aside from the smoke, which is by and large beyond our control, we are surrounded by various potentially harmful chemicals practically around the clock. Fertilizers, pesticides, disinfectants, air fresheners, detergents – the list goes on and on.
“A safe and healthy environment enables our preschool to provide students with optimum development and education during these most crucial years to help set them on a path for success in their subsequent schooling and in life," Novack said.