American Cleaning Institute Launches “C is For Clean” Toolkit: Offers Guidance on Cleaning Best Practices for Child Care Centers

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched its C is for Clean: Building Blocks of Healthy Child Care Toolkit, providing evergreen, easy-to-understand recommendations on disinfecting, cleaning and hygiene protocols to help keep child care centers safe and healthy.

Coming off the heels of a year where 70% of parents reported that their child care programs either closed or are operating at reduced capacity or hours, this free, online toolkit was developed to help child care centers maintain a healthy environment year-round. Designed to serve all members of the child care community, from providers and employees to children and parents/caregivers, the materials included within the C is For Clean toolkit echo public health guidelines for disinfecting and cleaning and reinforce hygiene basics.

The C is for Clean toolkit arms child care operators, staff and parents with an arsenal of highly visual and informative resources, including:

“The COVID-19 pandemic reminded us about on the critical role child care centers play for millions of working Americans who rely on these facilities every day. Our hope is that the ‘C is for Clean’ toolkit will serve as a resource for child care facilities not just in times of crisis, but throughout the year, and the guidance provided within on proper cleaning and hygiene practices helps curb the spread of easily-transmittable germs and viruses,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO.

“ACI is honored to support our tireless child care center workers and all those who care for our nation’s children with the guidance and resources they need to keep centers clean and healthy.”

In addition to C is for Clean, ACI offers dedicated resources and tailored recommendations for schools, businesses, and consumers on proper cleaning, hygiene and disinfecting protocols. To learn more, visit

For organizations interested in sharing or distributing the C is for Clean toolkit, please contact

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.


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