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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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COVID-19 Childcare Supplies List for Parents

As childcare centers are beginning to reopen, extra precautions like more cleaning, sanitizing, hand washing, and personal protective equipment are part of what the ‘new normal’ looks like.  While these...

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As childcare centers are beginning to reopen, extra precautions like more cleaning, sanitizing, hand washing, and personal protective equipment are part of what the ‘new normal’ looks like.  While these...

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As childcare centers are beginning to reopen, extra precautions like more cleaning, sanitizing, hand washing, and personal protective equipment are part of what the ‘new normal’ looks like. 

While these may be important measures to take, they do come at a significant financial cost — and when centers are operating with less enrolment, more staff and additional supplies, any financial support from parents  is welcome.

As parents begin to return, now is the perfect time to update supplies lists to include items that help with the new health and safety requirements. By sending a few extra items, parents can do their part to help their center significantly reduce their expenses and prevent more drastic measures like increasing tuition.

See the list below for items that parents can provide centers to help during these challenging times!

Supplies Lists

Cleaning & Protection

  • Paper towel
  • Lysol spray or wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Disposable gloves
  • Face masks

Infants

  • Diapers
  • Diaper cream
  • Wipes
  • Pacifiers
  • Teethers
  • Bibs
  • Bottles
  • Food (milk/formula, baby food)
  • Sippy cup
  • Feeding utensils
  • Washcloths
  • Bedding
  • Sleepsack
  • Extra clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Medication

Toddlers

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Underwear
  • Extra clothing
  • Bibs
  • Indoor shoes
  • Sippy cup
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag
  • Yoga mat or nap mat
  • Medication

Preschoolers

  • Indoor shoes
  • Extra clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Yoga mat or nap mat
  • Medication

General Tips

Label everything

Make sure that nothing gets mixed up, especially while teachers are trying to keep items separated to prevent cross-contamination.

Keep items organized by activity

This makes it SO much easier to find everything you need when getting ready for an activity.

Keep everything easily accessible in the bag

Try to not have everything piled on top of each other. Ideally, teachers should be able to open the bag and see every item that’s inside at a glance.


What are other items can parents provide to help their center? Let us know in the comments!

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