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.

Learning & Development During COVID-19 [MasterClass]

This MasterClass focuses on supporting learning and development during COVID-19 with Kiah Price. We walk through the impact that planning has on your practice, how to document observations effectively, and...

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This MasterClass focuses on supporting learning and development during COVID-19 with Kiah Price. We walk through the impact that planning has on your practice, how to document observations effectively, and...

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This MasterClass focuses on supporting learning and development during COVID-19 with Kiah Price. We walk through the impact that planning has on your practice, how to document observations effectively, and using the developmental assessments tool in HiMama to it’s fullest potential!

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🔍Key Takeaways from Kiah

  1. Planning your activities sets you up for success by providing direction to your early education practice. It also gives you a record of everything you’ve done as an educator.
  2. Documenting your observations helps to map out a child’s learning journey and connect with families on a deeper level. It’s also a fun way to journal progress.
  3. Reflecting is part of the process to make the learning process more holistic. Use the developmental assessment tool to help you visualise the domains you’ve worked on with your kids!
  4. Remember that the HiMama Help Center is available to your 24/7. If you have a question, try searching for it here to see if there’s an article that answers your question!

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