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Become a Part of the GreenCare Family

GreenCare for Children has developed 25 environmental standards that will help protect the children in your care from dangerous chemicals and other health hazards. By pledging to uphold at least 18 of the 25 GreenCare Standards, you qualify as a GreenCare Provider.

You don't have to be a child care provider to uphold the GreenCare Pledge. Parents and community members who care for children can now evaluate the environmental health of their home by taking the GreenCare Pledge.  Take the Pledge and talk to your child care provider about taking the Pledge.

Take the GreenCare Pledge!

The GreenCare Pledge Worksheet is an educational tool to help you thoroughly evaluate your facility and/or home and change behavior and practices to create a "green" and healthy environment. Haga clic agui para la Hoja de Compromiso de GreenCare for Children.

You may take the GreenCare pledge challenge online or download a PDF copy and work off-line. Either way, you can work at your own pace and learn useful tips and information along the way for achieving and maintaining a "green" child care facility!

Step 1: Sign up
Step 2: Take the Pledge
Step 3: Encourage Parents & Staff to Learn More

Benefits of Being a Part of the GreenCare Family

Santa Barbara County Providers: Early care and education providers in Santa Barbara County who become GreenCare Providers will receive a Pledge Poster and window decal, be acknowledged in newspaper advertising and other promotional events, and will be listed on the GreenCare website.

All Other Providers: If you are an early care and education provider outside Santa Barbara County, you are welcome and encouraged to adopt the GreenCare Pledge. If you qualify as a GreenCare Provider, you will be listed on our website and have access to all the educational tools, including the onsite resources and technical assistance, the electronic newsletter and online forums.

Parents and Community Members: GreenCare is a family of support that extends beyond the early care and education environment into home.  All parents and community members who take the Pledge have access to online technical support and GreenCare tips.