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.

The Top 10 Preschool Podcast Episodes of 2019

2019 has been a whirlwind of a year for us here at HiMama. We wanted to take the time this holiday season to thank all the wonderful guests that have...

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2019 has been a whirlwind of a year for us here at HiMama. We wanted to take the time this holiday season to thank all the wonderful guests that have...

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2019 has been a whirlwind of a year for us here at HiMama. We wanted to take the time this holiday season to thank all the wonderful guests that have come on our show and our audience for listening in, sharing, and recommending people for us to talk to about early childhood education.  

We have ended 2019 with our 180th episode and interviewed 50 people this year. We’ve covered topics like Advocacy, Leadership, Curriculum and Mental Health in early childhood education.

Thanks to you, our show has grown by 60% this year!

We thought that being cozy over the holidays might just be the right time to binge some episodes. So, get into some comfy clothes, make a hot drink, and settle in because we have curated our top 10 episodes for 2019 just for you.

Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood with Ellen Drolette from Positive Spin LLC 


Reggio-Inspired Space For Teachers & Families with Bernadette Testani, Owner of Atelier Kids


Montessori and Minimalism with Simone Davies, Author of The Montessori Toddler 


Learned Optimism in Early Childhood with Laura Colker & Derry Koralek, Authors of Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically


Using Mindfulness to Organize an Early Years Classroom with Catarina Peterson, Author of Golden Sparkles


What Would Fred Rogers Do? with Dr. Junlei Li, Scholar at The Harvard School of Education


Tools For Life & Socio-emotional Development with Allen Croxall & Dr. Regina Rees 


The Joy of Movement for Young Kids with Mary Lynn Hafner, Author of The Joy Of Movement 


Rhythm & Writing for Preschool with Nikki Wilson, Founder of the Rhythm and Writing Program


Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Preschool with Amy Huebner, Faculty at St. Philip’s College

We hope you’ve enjoyed these conversations and maybe even connected with our guests. Let us know what you would like us to focus on for 2020 in the comments – we’d love to hear from you.

Have an amazing holiday season and we will resume our regular programming in the new year.

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