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July 17, 2018

Take the Survey: Carbon Monoxide Monitors in Child Care Centers

Share your thoughts on carbon monoxide monitors in child care centers.

The Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) and the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) released a survey to measure the impact of legislation on child care providers in PA.

“Senate Bill 439, PN 1759, would require carbon monoxide detectors/alarms in child care facilities if the facility uses a fossil fuel-burning heater, appliance, fireplace, or has an attached garage. If the building in which the child care facility is in operation has a security system, the carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed by hardwire connection to the security system. The bill passed the Senate on May 23 and was referred to the Health Committee in the House. The House does not convene again until September 12.”

PennAEYC and PACCA are surveying child care providers to understand how many may be impacted by this rule change if passed and to determine the potential fiscal impact on programs.

The survey will close Friday, August 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Take the survey now! 

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