Going Green

A Healthy, Green Environment for Children in Houston

Volatile Organic Compounds come from a wide array of products, including paints, lacquers, paint strippers and cleaning supplies. The EPA found that, due to a buildup of VOCs, in some cases inside air quality is 10 times worse than outdoors. Although the effects of exposure are not immediately pressing, the EPA found that prolonged exposure to VOCs causes eye, nose and throat irritation as well as headaches and nausea.

Ensuring minimal exposure to these compounds helps protect the health and well-being of your child. Unfortunately, VOCs are found in many things that are often considered necessary. For this reason, the Childhood Center has partnered with New Living, a green building and home store that shares our commitment to providing healthy, safe and clean spaces. During construction, we used no- to low- VOC building materials—including paints, stains and flooring adhesives—that optimize the air and water quality within our center. Our state-of-the-art water filtration system guarantees that you do not worry about what your child drinks.

The Total Approach to Green Day Care

Our commitment to your child’s well-being did not end with the completion of our facility. All of our baby mattresses are made of organic cotton wrapped in a hypoallergenic, food-grade plastic surface, and our low- to no-VOC cleaning supplies also expose your child to as few hazardous compounds as possible.

Caring for your child is our top priority, and as part of that, we strive to ensure that when he/she is grown, the world is in good shape. The Childhood Center believes that being good stewards to our environment is crucial. We must have as little an impact on it as possible, yet we must also maintain a safe environment for your child. Going green wasn’t a decision: it was a responsibility.

Contact us today to Schedule a Tour of the center to begin enrolling your child.