Professional development

Our goal is to provide recommendations for solutions, policies and practices that will immediately benefit the health and well-being of children and staff in centers.
Professional development is available for free to school professionals including facilities staff, educators, and administrators on a variety of environmental health topics.

Professional Development Opportunities

Does your early learning team need professional development (PD) hours? Request a training or professional development opportunity for your school or staff. Contact WHE to schedule an environmental health program and receive PD hours.

Children’s Environmental Healthy Network (CEHN)

Our goal is to provide recommendations for solutions, policies and practices that will immediately benefit the health and well-being of children and staff in centers. Early learning and day care facilities are charged with taking care of our youngest and most vulnerable population. The presence of air and water-related contaminants can be particularly dangerous to our children’s physical and cognitive development. Our staff is trained by the Children’s Environmental Healthy Network (CEHN) to provide assistance along with expertise, tools, and financing to address and, if need be, mitigate problem areas.

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Give

Interested in supporting this program? Help early learning centers “green” their facilities to keep both children and staff healthy and safe.

Give $25 To Provide An Environmentally Friendly Welcome Kit

 

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: