Tiny Tots and Little Tykes Invests in Commercial Indoor Air Quality Upgrades with Portable Purification Units and Integrated Solutions

SAINT PAUL, MN, UNITED STATES, January 12, 2021 / — Big steps toward better indoor air quality are having a positive impact for students, teachers, and staff at Tiny Tots and Little Tykes Preschool and Child Care Center in West St. Paul, Minn. Partnering with ISO-Aire , a fully integrated medical-grade purification system is cleaning the indoor air throughout the space that offers care and educational programs for children ages 6-weeks to 12 years of age. Tiny Tots and Little Tykes (TTLT) is the first childcare center to install unmatched ISO-Aire solutions inside its facility utilizing state and federal grant dollars. And the school became the first ISO-Aire partner to deploy powerful portable commercial units paired with a building-wide, integrated solution connected directly to the HVAC system. The Minnesota-developed clean air system works continuously to capture and destroy 99.99% of harmful contaminants and airborne pollutants – such as viruses, bacteria, mold, pollen, and dust – and then returns clean air throughout the building.

The pandemic has been very difficult, and we’ve worked to maintain the safety of our staff as well as our children and families following all the guidelines that have been set forth,” explained ManaRae Schaan, Executive Director, TTLT. “Through a Minnesota Peacetime Grant that we applied for, we were looking for resources to improve our indoor quality at the center. We came across ISO-Aire as a company helping schools update their air filtration system. My daughter is an R.N. and she is absolutely amazed we have this quality of air here in our Tiny Tots program.” 

According to Schaan and Kathy Darrow, Assistant Director, the school community has experienced many health improvements since installing ISO-Aire systems. For example, Darrow noted during fall and winter months TTLT typically sees a spike in transmittable diseases such as strep throat, colds and flu, pink eye, and RSV. 

“This year one silver lining has been we’re reporting lower numbers linked to those traditional germs and seasonal bugs, “Darrow explained. “In part, it’s the purified air paired with other preventative precautions in place, such as mask wearing. and limited exposure. We’ve also heard positive feedback regarding air quality from staff members who suffer from asthma and allergies; they’re experiencing fewer respiratory symptoms and using their inhalers less frequently. Overall, the air throughout our schools is noticeably improved and fresher than before.” 

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