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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.

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Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
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Washing Dishes
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It might be a dying art, but learning how to make a bed is a valuable skill.
Sweep a Floor
Sweep a Floor
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Mop a Floor
Mop a Floor
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December 2019 Update: What’s New

The HiMama team has been hard at work building bigger and better features for you. We’ve been especially focused on improving HiMama’s billing functionality, so if you don’t currently have...

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The HiMama team has been hard at work building bigger and better features for you. We’ve been especially focused on improving HiMama’s billing functionality, so if you don’t currently have...

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The HiMama team has been hard at work building bigger and better features for you. We’ve been especially focused on improving HiMama’s billing functionality, so if you don’t currently have access to this module and are interested in learning more please shoot an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Find a summary of all the new features available below.


New: Invoice Discounts

You can now apply a discount to invoices sent to parents. Discounts allow you to clearly show your tuition fees minus the discount amount on an invoice. This way your invoices are clearly organized and the outstanding balance will be automatically recalculated to reflect the post-discounted balance. You can apply discounts as either a percentage-off or as a flat dollar amount off of child care fees. Once a discount is created it is available to be used center-wide.

Learn more about credits in the help center. 

New: Overpayment Credits

Has a parent overpaid you, or paid in advance of an invoice being sent? Well, now there’s a way to properly organize those overpayments in HiMama with payment credits. You can easily record that extra payment in HiMama and then apply it to the parent’s next invoice. The credit balance will be applied to the invoice and then the parent will be left to pay the remaining balance. For example, if you were overpaid by $50 and then the next invoice has a parent paying $500, your invoice will show an outstanding amount of $450. That parent would then only pay you $450, and the $50 credit would expire. 

Learn more about credits in the help center. 

New: Viewed Invoices

You can now see when a Sent invoice has been Viewed by the recipient! For example, the next time you invoice a parent, you will see a timestamp of the day in which they first viewed the invoice, regardless of whether they’ve paid you yet. This is a great feature that helps you stay on top of your invoices and empowers you to follow up with parents who have viewed an invoice but are late to pay.

New: Food Report

You are now able to export a record of all the meals provided by your center in a given month. This report is especially helpful if your center needs to submit documentation that shows meals being provided to children receiving subsidies. To access this report, visit the Report page, and then under the Monthly Center Reports section you will find the “Food Report.” 

New: Weekend Activity Planner

By setting your center to a 7-day week you can now plan activities on the weekend. This feature is useful for centers that offer services on Saturday and Sunday. To activate this feature, someone with administrative access to your HiMama account will need to visit the Login & Configurations page and then look under Center Settings.

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