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.

Challenging Behavior & COVID-19 [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chat with Tessa Brock, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III), about navigating challenging behavior as we learn to live...

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In this webinar, we chat with Tessa Brock, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III), about navigating challenging behavior as we learn to live...

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In this webinar, we chat with Tessa Brock, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsed Level III (IMH-E III), about navigating challenging behavior as we learn to live with COVID-19. This session is a must-watch if you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just looking for new trauma-informed strategies.

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🎓 Certificate Instructions

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

🔍Key Takeaways from Tessa Brock

  • We’ve all in the same storm, but on different boats. Every person’s experience through the COVID-19 pandemic has it’s own set of challenges. That’s totally fine!
  • Challenging behavior does not define a child – When a child acts out, it does not define who they are. It’s just that they’re going through an uncomfortable experience and having an emotional reaction.
  • Control what you can – YOU! – We can control how we react to a situation that is outside of our control. This does not mean that you have to be perfect! Practice self-awareness and own your reactions.
  • Early educators are heroes – Working with young children and families offers ECEs the unique opportunity to have a direct impact. Remember to be present, be silly, and have fun!

🌟 Audience shoutouts

Special shout out to every single person who has taken the time to show up to this session (live or recorded!). We also want to extend our thoughts and good vibes to anyone who has experience loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rita Ross 
Trauma informed to me means always understanding that my behaviour must be modified to help the individual who may not be able to help themselves because of situations and experiences that are not in their control. Every crayon box is not the same and depending on how you hold the crayon you get a different result. We get a different result with every experience and with different individuals. Never have expectations just treat children as individuals.

Angie Nguyen
The best medicine just to be stupid and laugh!

Andrea Snyder
I worked with [children with challenging behavior] for years, they became my heroes. No matter how bad their night was, they got up and came to school.


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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