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.

Parent Engagement Tips For Reopening [Webinar]

Parent engagement has a huge impact on a child’s learning and development. In this webinar, we explore different ways to communicate and engage with parents while figuring out what “new...

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Parent engagement has a huge impact on a child’s learning and development. In this webinar, we explore different ways to communicate and engage with parents while figuring out what “new...

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Parent engagement has a huge impact on a child’s learning and development. In this webinar, we explore different ways to communicate and engage with parents while figuring out what “new normal” will look like for everyone. We talk about tips for reopening as well as distance learning with lots of amazing ideas from our audience!

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Key Resources

Here are some useful links:

  • Parent Handbook Template
  • Parent Survey Template
  • Childcare Supplies List
  • Dealing with Behavioral Changes After Reopening
  • How To Run Virtual Circle Time [Webinar]

Show Notes

Takeaways

  • Understand unique perspectives – Invite conversations around culture, different family units and adapting to communication styles are important to build authentic relationships with families.
  • Engage parents by involving them – Create a shared language to talk about their child’s developmental progress, and encourage parents to join in on the fun with different projects.
  • Set children up for reopening success – Parents can practice physical distancing activities with their kids at home to make the transition back into the center an easier one.
  • Distance learning – This is still a great way to keep educators employed and engaged families that are not 100% comfortable with returning to a center setting just yet.

Superstar comments from our audience

Jennifer Larocque
A recipe book is a great idea. Get every family to submit their favourite recipes, create a book and give to all the families. It’s a great way to share all the cultures with all the families and get families involved.

Lucinda Crawford
Using “I” statements puts a positive spin on it for parents — no blame.

Shiromie Ganesh
My teachers follow a daily schedule with the virtual learning with snack and lunch being included. They began sharing what they were eating then we started having parents share what they cooked or baked and videos of the children enjoying it. I had the staff request for the recipes and my hope is to create a ‘CoVid-19 Quarantine Recipe book’

Maria Elena Wilfahrt
I noticed most of the parents who actively engagement their child through virtual learning has learned more. I explained to the parents why are we doing the lesson, what learning targets I am teching. It helps the parents understand what domain their child is learning 

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