Set It Up Safe: A Planning Tool

The Set It Up Safe planning tool will help you decide if a location is appropriate for an early care and education facility.

The following groups can use this tool and work together to keep children safe from harmful chemicals:

  • facility owners and operators
  • city planners
  • zoning officials
  • ECE licensing agencies
  • health and environmental protection departments

The recommendations in the tool can complement your state and local regulations.

The tool includes recommendations about the four things to consider when choosing a location for a new early care and education facility:

  • Former use of the site
  • Nearby sites and nearby activities
  • Naturally occurring contamination
  • Safe drinking water
Page last reviewed: December 4, 2019