can help you achieve NAEYC accreditation for early childhood learning
Because children learn best in clean, healthy environments
The National Associate for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood
education. NAEYC Standard 9 is the accreditation gold standard for safe,
healthy learning environments. The criteria for NAEYC Standard
9.D, Environmental Health, covers numerous aspects of the physical
environment within early childhood learning centers and specifies that
there must be documentary evidence that "the building has been assessed
for lead, radon, radiation, asbestos, fiberglass or any other friable
material"; and, that the learning program "has taken remedial or
containment action to prevent exposure if warranted by the assessment".
In addition to these conditions specified by NAEYC standard, there are
many other building-related conditions that can have potentially serious
adverse effects on the health of children and staff in early childhood
learning centers. For example - molds, allergens, biological
agents such as Legionella, and chemical exposures from consumer
products, mercury, and petroleum are frequently a health concern.
For over 25 years, Lawhon & Associates Inc. (L&A) has been assisting
clients with the assessment and resolution of issues that affect the quality
of the indoor environment. Sensitive environments such as health care
facilities and schools are just a few of our specialties. Our
capabilities and staff expertise include:
- Asbestos and lead certified risk assessors and remediation designers
- Certified radon assessor
- Industrial Hygiene
- Environmental public health toxicology & epidemiology
- Microbiology and mycology (molds)
- Specialists in the infrastructure of indoor environments
L&A scientists and engineers can help you to achieve NAEYC
accreditation for the physical environment of your early childhood learning
center. We can also assist you with diagnosing and managing many of
the other challenges involved in maintaining a clean, healthy environment
for young children.
L&A provides full-service environmental and engineering consulting
services to solve environmental issues for the public and private sector.
L&A is a woman-owned small business (WBE) and is a licensed engineering
company with offices in Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton, Ohio. L&A maintains numerous local and state government DBE
certifications. L&A is an Ohio EDGE Certified Business. For more information, contact
Karrie Bontrager at Lawhon & Associates, Inc. (614) 818-5200, (888)
452-9466 (toll-free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.