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It is our goal to provide to you resources, that help you in making good purchasing decisions. In effort to best serve you, we have provided links to cost savings, childcare and construction related websites and information. If you have a specific need, we will be able to assist you in making the appropriate product selection - feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Cost Savings Calculators:
Search for rebates available for your Water Saving Installations at:
www.epa.gov/watersense/rebate_finder_saving_money_water.html

See how Bobrick washroom accessories can save you money: Interactive Cost Saving Calculators located at the site, will show you the actual operating costs using Bobrick universal models versus competitor proprietary equipment based on consumable soap and paper product purchases and usage levels. See how it makes economic sense to install the Auto Soap Dispensers, Roll Paper Towel Dispensers, TowelMate Accessory, Warm Air Hand Dryers at your location:
www.bobrick.com/productsupport/Pages/CostSavingCalculators.aspx

Falcon Waterfree urinal is one of those rare products that save money and time while conserving natural resources. The savings for individual facilities can be significant. You can compute the savings you will have by installing one of the water-free urinals available at BabyChangingStations.com. Visit:
www.falconwaterfree.com/water_saving_urinals

Links of interest for Child Care providers:
10 components for high quality child and infant care defined by
Find them at: www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org/content/view/10-components-of-infant-toddler-care.html

Information sheet developed by US Dept of Health & Human Services describes common elements found in the core knowledge and competencies for infants and toddlers of 36 states, including age ranges, core knowledge categories, competency levels, and special considerations for children with special needs and cultural diversity.
www.ehsnrc.org/Activities/orientation_mats/CKC_FactSheet.pdf

Missouri Infant/Toddler Responsive Caregiving Checklist can be used to measure what children and care providers experience and to encourage teaching infants and toddlers the skills and activities that promote the healthy development.
www.openinitiative.org/content/pdfs/MoNotes/IT_Checklist_Notes.pdf

Learn from research done by NAEYC Center for Applied Research in early childhood development and education, and apply the learning in your day-to-day work. See their research publications at: www.naeyc.org/resources/research/overview

Cleaning and sanitizing for safe childcare: Guide for selecting appropriate cleaning agent at:
www.nrckids.org/CFOC3/PDFVersion/PDF_Color/CFOC3_J.pdf

"Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition (CFOC3)" a publication of National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education is available at:
www.nrckids.org/CFOC3/index.html

LINKS (Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully) summarizes evaluations of out-of-school time programs that work (or not) to enhance children's development.. See the information at:
www.childtrends.org/Links

Links for Construction Professionals:
For child care centers and children's facilities located in GSA-managed spaces that must meet special design requirements, GSA has published the GSA Federal Child Care Center Design Guide.
You can read this guide at www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/designguidesmall.pdf

Design guidance from National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
http://www.ncef.org/pubs/earlychild.pdf

The Department of Justice has assembled an official online version of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards). It provides the scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations. See the requirements at:
www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm

ASTM standards covering material, construction, environment, and other items are available at:
www.astm.org/Standard/index.shtml

US Green Building site a good place to start learning about eco-friendly building concepts, materials and guidelines USGBC Site:
www.new.usgbc.org

LEED Online is the primary resource with which project teams with registered projects can manage the LEED certification process; website:
www.leedonline.com

Understand water savings and underlying principles by reviewing the guide published by Watersense at:
www.epa.gov/watersense/commercial/docs/watersense_at_work/#/67/zoomed
Note that United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that water-free urinals – such as those manufactured by Falcon (available from BabyChangingStations.com) should be considered equally eligible as all other WaterSense labeled products for participation in water conservation guidelines, specifications, and purchasing guidelines.

Look for grants and funding opportunities for green building projects at:
www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/tools/funding.htm

Additional downloadable PDF resources can be found here:
ADA_Planning_Guide.pdf
ACT_SHEET_ICC_IFC_AND_NFPA_MODEL_CODE_REVISIONS.pdf
SCRC_1090_LEED.pdf
Toilet_Partition_GREENGUARD.pdf
Toilet_Partition_LEED.pdf
Use_of Polypropylene (PP) High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) as Partitions.pdf
Washroom Accessories LEED.pdf