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.

When parents are searching for the right place to send their child, they no longer have curriculum and play space at the top of their lists. During this pandemic, parents...

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In this webinar, we talk about how to strike a balance between providing a safe and engaging environment for children to come back to when reopening. Our special guests, Amanda...

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While in the reopening phase at your center, it’s important to think about what the students can and cannot play with. Since early childhood education is based on hands-on play,...

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Episode 210 – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for child care providers. In this episode, we talk to Tirusha Dave, Owner & Director of Ellie’s Academy in...

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Depending on which state or province you live in, some governments are not allowing centers to open at full capacity. Some are being told that they are only allowed to...

The post Deciding Which Enrollments to Keep and Turn Away During COVID-19 appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

Episode 212 – The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunity for family child care providers to pivot their businesses by offering smaller group care for parents looking for accessible care in...

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In this webinar, we talk about how to use a trauma-informed lens to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Recording Watch the recording here.Download the recording here.Access slides here. Key...

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Episode 211 – The early education workforce is key to providing a solid foundation for the youngest in our society. In this episode, we interview Marsha Basloe, President of the...

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Nike. Apple. Walmart. We’re all familiar with these companies and how just their name alone communicates so much. We know that Nike is all about pushing yourself to achieve your...

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With new teacher-child ratios resulting from COVID-19 health and safety policies, many parents are now finding themselves unable to have a spot for their child with their preferred childcare provider....

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We are really excited to announce the new Early Childhood Heroes campaign to celebrate those in our community who are serving essential workers and caring for our children during these...

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Oh, Canada — home to the maple leaf, poutine, Double-Doubles, the 2019 NBA Champions, Justin Beiber, beavers and diverse people from all over the world who immigrate to call Canada...

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Episode 208 –  Recruiting and retaining staff in child care has become even more challenging during the pandemic. In this episode, we interview Dr. Thomasa Bond, author, consultant and early...

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With many COVID-19 policies requiring lower teacher-student ratios and increased health & safety precautions, many centers are faced with new staffing challenges in order to be able to reopen. Every...

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As you prepare to reopen your center, there are so many moving parts involved and it can be hard to know if you remembered everything! As someone who loves when...

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, businesses everywhere are adapting to become as contactless as possible. In a hands-on environment like a childcare center, this can seem nearly impossible;...

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Having a strong support system at your child care center is so important now, more than ever. In this webinar, we learn about The Enneagram framework of different personality types....

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We have been hard at work collecting feedback on how we can best support your center’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re SO excited to reveal 3 brand new features...

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Episode 209 – The COVID-19 pandemic puts forward a real challenge for play-based learning methods in childcare. In this episode, we chat with Tob Hobson (aka Teacher Tom) about his...

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So now that you’ve opened your doors and have all systems in place, the children are in your care, and it is a hot mess of emotion. Some are excited...

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This webinar focuses on child care reopening in Ontario, based on the Ministry of Education Operational Guidance During COVID-19 document. We walk through how to get organized with your team,...

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Episode 207 – Strong finances is key to providing quality care. In this episode, we interview Rachelle Calina, Managing Director of Honest Buck accounting services, on key things to pay...

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As childcare centers are beginning to reopen, a lot of attention is being given to drop-off and pick-up procedures to help minimize the chances of COVID-19 transmission. We’ve combed through...

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As you reopen your center, there will be mixed feelings about when to return. I like to compare it to an iPhone update. You have three categories of people: those...

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With many centers reopening across North America and changes to recommendations and requirements for operation, the most valuable resource is the real-life experience from our community. In today’s webinar, we...

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Episode 206 – Teaching young children to celebrate cultural differences is key to raising a racially conscious society. In this episode, we interview Sarah Farzam, CEO and Founder of Bilingual...

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As childcare centers are beginning to reopen, extra precautions like more cleaning, sanitizing, hand washing, and personal protective equipment are part of what the ‘new normal’ looks like.  While these...

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Parent engagement has a huge impact on a child’s learning and development. In this webinar, we explore different ways to communicate and engage with parents while figuring out what “new...

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From many children staying at home to reduced teacher/child ratios and increased health & safety procedures, the COVID-19 crisis has placed a significant financial burden on childcare providers everywhere. Government...

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We all miss our students. We can’t wait to be able to hug them and see them in person and finally teach them face to face. In a perfect world,...

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