Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.7 Maintenance

5.7.0

5.7.0.3: Removal of Allergen Triggering Materials From Outdoor Areas


Outdoor areas should be kept free of excessive dust, weeds, brush, high grass, and standing water.
RATIONALE
Dust, weeds, brush, and high grass are potential allergens (1). Standing water breeds insects.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
REFERENCES
  1. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 2005. Allergy overview. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&cont=82/.