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.

COVID-19 Crisis Management for Child Care Centers

In the third session of the HiMama Helps Webinar series, we talk about crisis management during COVID-19. We cover different financial relief options, sample fee structures, and maintaining community with...

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In the third session of the HiMama Helps Webinar series, we talk about crisis management during COVID-19. We cover different financial relief options, sample fee structures, and maintaining community with...

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In the third session of the HiMama Helps Webinar series, we talk about crisis management during COVID-19. We cover different financial relief options, sample fee structures, and maintaining community with families and staff.

Watch Recording

You can either:

Watch on WebinarJam
  • Download the recording here – if you want to pause and fast forward to take notes.  
  • Watch it on WebinarJam – Includes chat comments on the side.

Key Resources

  • Financial Relief Sources
  • Activity Ideas by Age & Developmental Domain
  • Busy Bag Ideas
  • Full COVID-19 Resource Hub

Show Notes

Highlights from Q&A with Angela Rouse from Roberta Webb Child Care

  • Redesigned classrooms to include 8-foot pods that are like small apartments for the kids
  • Communicating with children during this time & framing a positive narrative
  • Thoughts and creative ideas for reopening

Highlights from Q&A with Kathy Entzenberger from Upbring School of Discovery

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  • Implementing social distancing while open and serving front-line essential workers
  • Working together with families who are distance learning as well
  • Busy bags to support families & offering encouragement to the community

An extra special thank you to our guests, Angela and Kathy for taking time out of running their centers to spend some time with us and share their experience. You can connect with them here:

  • Kathy Entzenberger
  • Angela Rouse

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The HiMama child care app helps to streamline your digital parent communications. Book a consultation with us today to learn how we can support your child care center during this time.  

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