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
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Washing Dishes
Washing Dishes
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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.

June 2020 Product Update: COVID-19 Features

We have been hard at work collecting feedback on how we can best support your center’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re SO excited to reveal 3 brand new features...

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We have been hard at work collecting feedback on how we can best support your center’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re SO excited to reveal 3 brand new features...

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We have been hard at work collecting feedback on how we can best support your center’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re SO excited to reveal 3 brand new features and 4 improvements that we’ve made to the HiMama app.

If you have questions or need assistance navigating any of these new features, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your dedicated Customer Success Manager. We’re here to help!

✨ #1 New Feature : Schedule Messages

Due to COVID-19, Directors are sending more emails than ever. HiMama now supports the ability to schedule messages to be sent at a future point in time. You no longer have to be in front of a device when sending a message, simply draft the message at a convenient time and schedule it. Learn more

Note: Only email messages can be scheduled ahead of time. You cannot schedule a text message (SMS) as these are meant for notifications and updates. Only Administrators will be able to schedule messages.

✨ #2 New Feature: Temperature Checks

You are now able to record the temperature and overall health of a child throughout the day using the new temperature check entry! Unlike the existing health entry, temperature checks are shared with families on the child’s Daily Report. These entries will appear under the ‘Health’ heading on a child’s report. Learn more

Note: The temperature checks will only be visible to families within the daily report, they will never receive a notification on their devices. This means you have time to discuss health concerns with the families before the information is available to them in HiMama. 

✨ #3 New Feature: Contactless Check-In

This feature allows parents to have a contactless way to sign in their children at drop off. Upon checking in, parents can also leave a note for teachers should they need to share any special instructions for the day. Learn more

Note: This feature is only available for Parents who have downloaded the mobile app (phone or tablet) this is not available on the parent website login. 


Now that we’ve covered all the new features, here are the existing features that have been improved.

✅ #1 Improved: Printable Lists

All printable lists are now also exportable in .csv and .xlsx format. All five lists now include classroom names so that you can group your information by room! This gives administrators the additional ability to filter, edit, and format the data in Excel before printing them.

✅ #2 Improved: Parent Payment Experience

We’ve updated the payment profile flow for parents with new Help Modals to guide your parents through setting up their profile. We’ve also enhanced the parent experience by including a new autopay opt-in option for organized parents who prefer that option and adding Google Autofill to make the experience a seamless one for those techy parents out there! Learn more

✅ #3 Improved: Transactions Report

Directors can now download a report with the details of every transaction that was attempted, pending, paid, or failed. This improvement enables you to upload the required information into other accounting systems, or track outstanding payments. The report is available in .csv format only. Learn more

✅ #4 Improved: Accrued Invoice Report

Directors can now download a report detailing all the invoices that they’ve created in HiMama. They can use this report to identify if parents have received all their invoices, find out their total accounts receivable from tuitions and outstanding invoices, identify the average revenue generated by a classroom, and do a general analysis on the billing health of a center (or a whole childcare org) in one report. This report will be in .csv format. Learn more


Stay tuned for monthly updates from us to help improve your experience with HiMama. We’re in this together!

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