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.

(Quiz) Are You Prepared for Back to School?

You might not be as ready as you thought… Have you cleaned your classroom out yet? Have you stocked up on tissues, hand sanitizer and Advil? Did you forget about...

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You might not be as ready as you thought… Have you cleaned your classroom out yet? Have you stocked up on tissues, hand sanitizer and Advil? Did you forget about...

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You might not be as ready as you thought…

Have you cleaned your classroom out yet? Have you stocked up on tissues, hand sanitizer and Advil? Did you forget about the birthday board?

The list of things to prepare for a new class is seemingly endless… so don’t run out of time! Take our quiz and find out just how ready for Fall you are!

Participate for a chance to win a $100 gift card

Plus, if you fill out the form at the end of the quiz you will be automatically entered for our draw of 10 $100 gift cards! Use this money for school supplies, or whatever else you need to get you through the new school year! 😉


Why are We Doing This?

Whether you’re teaching or running the business, childcare workers do a ton of work behind the scenes for their children and families. Working with our youngest children is hard work, and many still have misconceptions about how much research, studying, planning and physical work goes into childcare.

A lot of our team at HiMama were early educators themselves and had mentioned how much time goes into planning for their new school year. We wanted to celebrate all their hard work with a fun giveaway – and as such this quiz was born!

To read the full contest rules, click here!

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