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Green Echoes: Chicago’s childcare center making environmentalists out of youngsters

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We can hope for a better future with youngsters being shaped into environmentalists. Chicago has the first eco-friendly childcare center called the Little Green Treehouse, where green parents can hope to raise green kids. The green childcare center with every little thing eco-friendly is a perfect place for the little ones between six weeks to five years.


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It is often believed that if the foundation is healthy we can hope for a better future. The Little Green Treehouse incorporates the thought very correctly. The building itself is made completely of sustainable materials, with wood-like recycled flooring made from recycled plastic that would otherwise go into the landfills. The green building includes features like abundant daylight with UV filters, toxic-free paints and finishes and Energy-Star appliances, the equivalent of LEED for Commercial Interiors standards.

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The specially trained teachers in environmental issues and childhood education impart good values and habits to the little ones so that they can care for the environment. All the materials incorporated in the teaching practices are made of recycled items. Special efforts are made to teach the kids various recycling techniques. They also have a garden upstairs where the children learn to actually plant and water the garden.
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Apart from the lessons imparted, the children’s health is given the utmost importance. Parents can breathe a sigh of relief as they use non-toxic, totally bio-degradable products. The center offers organic and locally sourced meals from a food company, which specializes in preparing delicious stuff. All the toys brought in here are eco-friendly, keeping in mind the fact that infants have a habit of putting things in their mouths. Unlike other centers that use melamine or plastic dishes, the Little Green Treehouse uses stainless steel dishes, which can be sanitized every day. Even the diapers used for the little ones are bio-degradable cloth diapers.

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Monthly tuition for your star ranges from $1,555 to $1,800. Though it is a bit expensive, the caring parents will still find it quite affordable.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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