Promoting healthy learning environments for children and youth.
Healthy Environments for Learning Day
Every Child Matters.
What isHealthy Environments for Learning Day?
Healthy Environments for Learning Day (HELD) is a key initiative of the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE). Healthy Environments for Learning Day, formerly Healthy Schools Day (HSD), takes place each April in Canada and aims to raise awareness of and encourage action to prevent environmental health risks to children in early learning environments and schools. The focus for 2022 is on healthy and sustainable child care environments and took place April 28th, 2022. Information on HELD 2023 coming soon….
Healthy Environments for Learning Day 2022
The focus for this year’s Healthy Environments for Learning Day (HELD) is on healthy and sustainable child care environments. This year HELD was on April 28th, 2022. Our campaign for HELD 2022 includes:
A vision statement for healthy and sustainable child care in Canada. With our partners, affiliates and collaborators, we have created a vision statement, outlining ten core elements of healthy and sustainable child care.
A national survey on environmental health and sustainability practices in the child care sector in Canada. This survey, for child care practitioners, is in collaboration with CPCHE, CCCF and researchers from the University of Ottawa.
Learn more about creating healthy and sustainable child care environments both indoors and out. The resource hub and checklist is a tool for child care practitioners, public health, parents/ guardians and anyone interested in children’s environmental health. Explore various topic areas and trending current themes in environmental health. Complete the checklist to see how your program is doing! Child care practitioners receive an hour of Professional Development from CCCF upon completion of the checklist.