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.

Early Childhood Education Diversity Roundup

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the black community and to those who have experienced the injustice of having loved ones murdered by those who are supposed to serve...

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Our hearts and thoughts go out to the black community and to those who have experienced the injustice of having loved ones murdered by those who are supposed to serve...

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Our hearts and thoughts go out to the black community and to those who have experienced the injustice of having loved ones murdered by those who are supposed to serve and protect their community.We acknowledge that not all of us at HiMama will ever be able to fully understand or bear the weight of the daily injustice faced by the black community. That said, we want you to know that we are listening and we stand with you – whoever you are and wherever you are.

As a team, we are committed to educating ourselves, speaking up, and owning the change needed to build an equitable future for the youngest members of our society by amplifying underrepresented voices in the early education space. To start, here’s a roundup of 3 inspirational podcast episodes and 2 blog posts that focus on the impact that quality childcare can have on building a more equitable society.

🎙 The Impact of High Quality Pre-K Programs with Lawyer & Author, Liz Huntley

We get a firsthand view into just how much of an impact quality early childhood education can have on a child’s future. Liz Huntley, a successful litigation attorney based in Alabama and author of her memoir More Than A Bird, shares her personal story of how her preschool program saved her life and set her on the part of becoming an inspirational advocate for accessible high-quality pre-K. 

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🎙Celebrating Diversity In Preschool with Child Care Consultant & Creator of PosiPower,  Jordana Shakoor 

Teaching about diversity is not a requirement, it is and should be an exciting learning opportunity for children and ECEs. Jordana Shakoor, Founder of JYS Consultants and PosiPower Concepts, tells us how to shift community perspectives by encouraging genuine curiosity in children (and adults!) to learn about new cultures and celebrating difference as part of the learning process in early years.

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🎙Changing The Status Quo With Quality Early Education with CEO of the Early Learning Neighbourhood Collaborative, Dr. Nkechy Ezeh


Local learning environments, cultural competence in the ECE community, and dual-generation involvement are things that are part of Dr. Nkechy Ezeh’s vision for quality early education. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she shares her drive and inspiration to empower low-income communities with the resources needed to survive and thrive in their communities.  

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📋Promoting Diversity With Books

How to Use Books to Promote Diversity in Early Education Classrooms

Books are a great way to get children talking about many things and a great way to simplify what we may call “difficult” subjects. A book provides a starting point to a conversation and the opportunity for children to ask questions meaning that all we have to do is continue that conversation by answering their questions or asking more questions.

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📋Teaching Diversity Without The “Tourist Approach”

Teaching Diversity to Preschoolers Without the “Tourist Approach”

The children and families at your preschool will come from different cultures, religions, skin colors, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This article shows how early educators can incorporate diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday programming, instead of only during cultural celebrations.

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We’d love to hear from you – what are your favorite resources for teaching young children about race and diversity? Let us know in the comments!

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