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.

Child Care Hacks For COVID-19 [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chat with Missy Kneshel, Director of Victory Early Learning Academy, about all the tips and tricks she and her team have learned since reopening her center...

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In this webinar, we chat with Missy Kneshel, Director of Victory Early Learning Academy, about all the tips and tricks she and her team have learned since reopening her center...

The post Child Care Hacks For COVID-19 [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we chat with Missy Kneshel, Director of Victory Early Learning Academy, about all the tips and tricks she and her team have learned since reopening her center to non-essential workers.

Watch Recording

Watch the recording here.
Access slides here.

Key Resources

Products mentioned in the webinar:

  1. Plastic file organizer– Missy orders two per class – one for up front/outside when kids arrive and one for the teacher.
  2. Plastic shoe organizer to hang on hooks just outside of classroom.
  3. Thermometer for inner ear for when the infrared thermometer does not work 
  4. Plenty of disposable covers for the inner ear thermometer 
  5. Walkie talkies that do not have long antennae because teachers drop them all the time!
  6. Utility belt for morning drop off/check in 
  7. Fine mist spray bottle – Must use filtered water or it will clog!
  8. Individual sensory bins

Shoutouts from the audience

Jean Hassen
As a suggestion…for another approach, our families also drop off kids outside and they bring a thermometer from home. Our faculty member checks and records the temp. Parent keeps the thermometer. We do have a couple of back up thermometers for emergencies

Christine Barton
We are using nurses scrubs with pockets!

Michelle Tensay
Sensory baggies are great for toddlers. You can even tape them to a window so they can explore as the light shines through.

Certificate

To receive your certificate, you will need to watch the whole recorded session on WebinarJam. It is shared at the end of the session and downloadable in PDF format. You can fill out your name and center name in the blanks and you’re done!


The HiMama child care app helps to streamline your digital parent communications. Book a consultation with us today to learn how we can support your child care center during this time.  

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