High-quality child care produces a stimulating, secure and loving atmosphere for the little one.

Focusing on children's wellbeing and ecological exposures in child care centers is Essential for several reasons: Since they display exploratory behaviors that put them in direct contact with contaminated surfaces, they're more likely to be vulnerable to some contaminants found. They're also less developed immunologically, physiologically, and neurologically and are more prone to the negative effects of toxins and chemicals. Children spend a whole lot of time in child care settings. Many babies and young children spend as many as 50 hours each week, in child care.

Nationally, 13 million children, or 65 percent of U.S. kids, spend some part of the afternoon in child care and at California alone, roughly 1.1 million children five decades or younger attend child care. In this exact same condition, many adults might also be subjected as roughly 146,000 employees work 40 hours or more a week child care centers. Child care environments include substances which may be harmful for kids. Recent studies suggest that lots of child care environments might contain pesticides, allergens, volatile organic compounds from cleaning agents and sanitizers, and other contaminants which may be toxic to children's wellbeing.

Nevertheless, little is understood about what environmental and chemical exposures they might be getting in these configurations. To fill this gap, we quantified. Outcomes of the study were reported on the California Air Resources Board. Our findings help inform policies to lower accidents to children, encourage training and workshops to educate child care providers about methods to lower children's environmental exposures (ex. Using integrated pest management to decrease pesticide usage ), and search for future research.

Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
Washing Your Baby’s Clothes – How to do it Rightly
Washing Dishes
Washing Dishes
Cleaning up after oneself is an important life skill
Make a Bed
Make a Bed
It might be a dying art, but learning how to make a bed is a valuable skill.
Sweep a Floor
Sweep a Floor
Give a kid a broom, and you are likely to see dirt flipping everywhere except in a pile.
Mop a Floor
Mop a Floor
Be sure to give them instructions on how to mop different floor types you may have in your home.

In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we chat with Prerna Richards, CEO & Founder of Together We Grow on children’s attention spans and how educators and parents can foster...

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In this session, we were joined by Prerna Richards, Coach, Consultant, and Founder of Together We Grow.  Prerna dove into how children learn to focus and progress through development while...

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In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we chat with Stacey Band, Educator, Parent Coach, and Founder of Home Day Hero on power struggles with children. Stacey gives several tips...

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Dr. Lorea Martinez, Author, Social Emotional Learning Consultant, Researcher and author of Teaching with the HEART in Mind discusses with HiMama the importance of not only recognizing but attuning to...

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Childcare regulation is always evolving to meet new rules and needs, and Nova Scotia has been no exception. Starting October 2020, new regulations have kicked in for centres in Nova...

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HiMama recently chatted with Dr. Cara Goodwin, Clinical Psychologist and owner of Parenting Translator, on the different ways educators and parents can not only support children with developmental delays and...

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In this session, we were joined by Lissarette Nisnevich, Early Childhood Professional, and Founder of Pequenines. Lissarette talked about her definition of resilience, how children can build it, and gave...

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Join us on Thursday, April 8, at 2 PM ET as we welcome Prerna Richards, Coach, Consultant, and Founder of Together We Grow. Prerna is going to be diving into...

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In this session, Dr. Meisels, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, gave us an in-depth look into Ounce Scale and Work Sampling System....

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We all know that fine motor skills are important, but are we making sure our curriculum integrates them enough into our early childhood activities? They are not just helpful for...

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During the early years, children need to be exposed to many activities that strengthen their large motor muscles. As babies, it begins with their trunk, neck, and head control, and...

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In this session, we chat about the changes to the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) that came into effect this month. We will be joined by Linda Martin,...

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HiMama connected with Meghan Foster, Founder & owner of T is for TOT Curriculum on tapping into children’s natural love of learning and how she’s created a curriculum to create...

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Join us on Thursday April 1, at 2 PM ET as we are joined by Stacey Band Parent Coach and Founder of Home Day Hero. Stacey will be diving into...

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In this episode of the Preschool Podcast, we connect with Exchange magazine’s Editor in Chief, Sara Gilliam, on the effects 2020 has had on early childhood education and what we...

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It is critical, pandemic or not, for teachers to prioritize their health. We are caregivers, often giving to and caring about others more than we do ourselves. So much so,...

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In this webinar, we were joined by Jill Franks, Founder of Wholesome Habits Health & Fitness Coaching. Jill talked in-depth about self-regulation, in children, educators, and parents.  She shared a...

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Storytelling is something that will never grow old and will be forever timeless. When someone tells a good story, the listener is left wanting more and uses their imagination to...

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In this webinar, our in-house early learning specialist Ria Simon, went through some of the changes that have been brought on by Bill 39 to Childcare centres across Alberta, and...

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Kids of all ages are naturally interested in the weather since it is part of their everyday experience. Whether you live in a seasonal climate or a tropical climate, students...

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At first glance, it’s easy to see why any parent would choose Centner Academy in the heart of downtown Miami. The bright and inviting learning environments for children, healthy lunches...

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In this webinar, we were joined by Dorit Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California, Kelsey Orth, Partner at CCPartners, and Kennen Hutchison, a virologist and creator of...

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It’s upon us again, that time to start gathering all of the bits and pieces to get ready for filing your income taxes! Whether you are preparing your own tax...

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As the world moves toward a more inclusive and equitable social trajectory, there is a greater understanding that Black history need not be relegated to the month of February. Still,...

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As an adult, we can all use a gentle nudge to remind us to practice our self regulation techniques…breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth, closing our...

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In this webinar, we were joined by JaneAnn Benson, advocate and founder of Early Childhood Ally. JaneAnn went through some of her pandemic key takeaways, how you can advocate as...

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When it comes to sensory play activities, most of us think of sand and water tables and different mediums we use in bins for children to explore. While these are...

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As an educator, there are so many items on our agenda to “get done” that having time allotted for preschool science experiments tends to be far and few between. You...

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In these uncertain and demanding times, any financial support that childcare providers are eligible for can make the difference between being able to remain open or closing their doors. Read...

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When teaching certain topics and themes in early childhood education, it’s hard to know where to start. There are themes like dinosaurs, for example, that are so broad and ambiguous...

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