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.

Team Building Using The Enneagram Framework [Webinar]

Having a strong support system at your child care center is so important now, more than ever. In this webinar, we learn about The Enneagram framework of different personality types....

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Having a strong support system at your child care center is so important now, more than ever. In this webinar, we learn about The Enneagram framework of different personality types....

The post Team Building Using The Enneagram Framework [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

Having a strong support system at your child care center is so important now, more than ever. In this webinar, we learn about The Enneagram framework of different personality types. We will go through how to use it to better understand your team and build a stronger community at your center.

Watch Recording

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Download the recording here.
Access slides here.

Key Resources

Useeful links:

  • Take the Enneagram Test here to find out which type you are!
  • The Road Back To You [Book]
  • Enneagram Institute for more information on the framework
  • Connect with Beth on her website and check out her online Leader’s Lounge Summit (July 27-30, 2020)

Key Takeaways

  • The Enneagram Framework – It’s an overview of 9 different personality types that help you understand your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to problem solving.
  • A Team Building Exercise – Try running a group activity with your team using the Enneagram framework. Have each member of the team take the test to identify their types and then share it with the rest of the team. This will give everyone better perspective on how to work with each other!
  • Everyone Processes Differently – Understanding and accepting that different people prioritize different things when problem solving makes a huge difference when working together as a team.

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