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.

Leadership during COVID-19: Finances & Team Morale [Webinar]

In this webinar, we have our special guest Amanda Shroyer walk us through how her team is working to build a sense of community, what they are doing to support...

The post Leadership during COVID-19: Finances & Team Morale [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.


In this webinar, we have our special guest Amanda Shroyer walk us through how her team is working to build a sense of community, what they are doing to support...

The post Leadership during COVID-19: Finances & Team Morale [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we have our special guest Amanda Shroyer walk us through how her team is working to build a sense of community, what they are doing to support teachers, and talk about some of the challenges they have overcome while reopening.

🖥 Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access slides here

🎓 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 Amanda Shroyer

Tips from Amanda:

  • Feedback is key – make sure to get it from both your families and your staff!
  • Build on the strengths of your team members. If you have someone who is great at budgeting, let them own that piece!
  • Visual markers are really helpful for encouraging social distancing at the center. You can get really creative about it with stickers as physical markers.
  • Loop parents in to support with providing COVID-19 supplies – it helps spread out getting more materials and gets the community involved.
  • Calm, clear and direct communication is important when there is a change in procedure or schedule. Get real with your team with where you are too as it builds trust.

Audience Shoutouts!

Debra – I am blessed to have an amazing Education manager and lead teacher that really support and rally around their staff. And my coworkers, we are 100% supporting each other with any questions or concerns.

Kari – Give yourself that “I can’t do this anymore!” day. Because you can and you will!

Stacy – No matter our feelings about all of this, we need to have compassion for the way other interpret things…

Cherrie – The Federal CARES Act provided low-interest loans specifically to help small businesses.


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.

The post Leadership during COVID-19: Finances & Team Morale [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.


Read full article on blog 2


Mamavation | Healthy Living | Lifestyle | Detoxify Home | Product Recommendations

Feed not found.

UrbanSitter Childcare Blog | Resources for Parents, Babysitters, and Nannies

Feed not found.

Pregnancy | Parenthood