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.

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Sweep a Floor
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Mop a Floor
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Child Care Reopening Tips For Ontario [Webinar]

This webinar focuses on child care reopening in Ontario, based on the Ministry of Education Operational Guidance During COVID-19 document. We walk through how to get organized with your team,...

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This webinar focuses on child care reopening in Ontario, based on the Ministry of Education Operational Guidance During COVID-19 document. We walk through how to get organized with your team,...

The post Child Care Reopening Tips For Ontario [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

This webinar focuses on child care reopening in Ontario, based on the Ministry of Education Operational Guidance During COVID-19 document. We walk through how to get organized with your team, communicating with parents and key things to pay attention to when returning to childcare and beyond. One of our attendees has also graciously shared her centre’s pandemic policy document with us as a reference!

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Key Resources

Check out theses useful lists and templates to help with your reopening process:

  • Ontario Resources Folder (access to all resources mentioned in the webinar)
  • Lakeview Center Pandemic Policies & Procedures (Essex-Windsor County)
  • Parent Handbook Template
  • Parent Survey Template
  • Childcare Supplies List
  • Dealing with Behavioral Changes After Reopening
  • How to Introduce Masks At Your Center

Show Notes

Takeaways

  • Planning is key – Make sure that you have a plan before launching your reopening. Open your doors when you’re ready!
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate – Connect with your staff and parents to tell them about the key changes and highlight what to expect. This will minimize any issues and confusion when you do reopen.
  • Make it fun! – Things finally seem like they are on track to go back to “normal”, think of this as the first day of school all over again and make the experience fun (while staying safe!).

Superstar comments from our audience

Huge shoutout to Corrine Manning from Lakeview Montessori School for sharing her Pandemic Procedures & Policies with us as a reference point for other centres. Please note that it is based on Essex-Windsor County Health unit recommendations and adapt it for your own local area.

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