St. Vincent's is a 5-Star recognized center by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. IDEM’s Five Star Environmental Recognition Program for Child Care Providers recognizes providers that choose to go above and beyond environmental, health, and safety regulations to keep children healthy. It empowers parents with information so they can make the best choices for their children and helps child care providers do their best for Hoosier children.
Through the program, IDEM provides facilities with information and resources they need to assess their facilities, educational materials that providers can use on-site and distribute to parents and children, and free on-site assistance to help improve their facilities. IDEM provides free lead risk assessments and free radon test kits. In addition, they provide outdoor signage to encourage parents to turn their cars off instead of idling their vehicles where children walk.
St. Vincent's is focused on reducing environmental, health, and safety threats to children and to our staff. We strive to educate ourselves, parents, staff and children on these threats so that together we can help our children reach their full potential.