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.

Halloween is one of the most celebrated and favored holidays by many individuals, but especially young children.  There are so many reasons why Halloween is such a great holiday. It’s...

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In this webinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute of Childhood Preparedness shares his thoughts on the second wave, what this means for cold and flu season in 2020,...

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Want to win $500? We want to see your new normal classroom! Share original photos of how you are staying safe in the classroom and stand the chance to win...

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While social media has always been a great way for child care centers to interact with parents, the pandemic has illustrated just how important this tool can be to help...

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In this webinar, we are joined by Lucinda Crawford and Amanda Hatfield. We talked about how their centers adapted to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as...

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This MasterClass is with HiMama’s resident Billing Specialists, Zoe Rachlin and Alexie Chuck. We focus on how to implement the HiMama billing and payments features to offer parents and staff...

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Episode 224 – Everyone is feeling more anxiety during the current pandemic climate and mindfulness is a useful tool to process difficult emotions. In this episode, we chat with Rachel...

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Being a childcare provider in 2020 has taken a turn that no one saw coming. These last seven months have felt like 10 years, and yet the days seem to...

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Episode 225 – The global pandemic has changed the way childcares can operate. In this episode, we chat with Chazz Lewis (aka Mr. Chazz) about how to bring authenticity to...

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In this webinar, our in-house content manager Michael Keshen shares tips and strategies around building a brand and the importance of being consistent with your brand. 🖥️ Watch Recording Watch...

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Whether you’ve been away for 1 month for summer break or 1 week after a holiday center closure, coming back to your classroom means it’s time to start fresh and...

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This MasterClass focuses on health and safety procedures during COVID-19 with Kiah Price and Christopher Jay Martin. In this session, we share: Tips learned from reopening a child care Steps...

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Episode 222 – Supporting a child’s education during a global pandemic is no easy feat. In this episode, we chat with Lissarette Nisnevich about managing anxiety for parents, educators and...

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Whether we are making a small purchase decision or a big one, we can all admit to feeling more confident about the choice we’re considering after reading customer reviews.  Customer...

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Episode 223 – Multicultural classrooms are quickly becoming the norm across North America. In this episode, we chat with K’Sandra Earle, Associate Director of Early Learning Neighbourhood Collective (ELNC), about...

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In this webinar, we chat with Cori Berg about how to maintain and grow your ECE community during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on...

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This MasterClass focuses on HiMama features to provide parents with the reassurance of safety at your center. In this session, we share: Parent Sentiment During COVID-19 Top Features To Build...

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When it comes to children’s wellbeing, needs, and development, early childhood educators play an essential role in helping sculpt these aspects. Yes, caregivers and parents also help with these elements,...

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Picture yourself in an early years learning environment. The classroom is set up for a number of successful play episodes and the children are all engaged. Tiny hands are painting...

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This MasterClass is all about how to communicate effectively with your parents. This session is hosted by Chris Henderson, Customer Success Manager at HiMama (and a parent of two himself!)....

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Episode 219 – Teaching children to be race conscious should not discriminate against age. In this episode, we chat with Sachi Feris, founder of Raising Race Conscious Children, about how...

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In recent weeks, we have been reminded of the detrimental importance of ensuring early childhood program staff are resisting racism and actively working against systems of oppression toward marginalized groups....

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Episode 220 – Early childhood education is also young parent education. In this episode, Sharon Hirsch, CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, shares how we can work upstream to...

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The federal government committed to a number of social programs in the throne speech on September 23, 2020, among them the promise to make “significant, long-term investments in a Canada-wide,...

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In this webinar, we chat with Lissarette Nisnevich about working through anxiety during COVID-19. Lissarette is TEDx speaker, child care entrepreneur, educator, and mother. Her combination of perspectives gives us...

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This MasterClass focuses on supporting learning and development during COVID-19 with Kiah Price. We walk through the impact that planning has on your practice, how to document observations effectively, and...

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On September 23rd the federal government shared its intention to roll out universal childcare across the country. We asked members of the early childcare community in Canada for their perspectives. ...

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When we look back at COVID-19 and 2020, we will clearly remember two words: social distancing.  As a childcare professional, I remember reading about the suggested strategies in which learning...

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Drop off time can be a very busy and somewhat hectic time during a child’s day. The last images a parent may have of their child is them crying while...

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