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.

How to Grow your ECE Community [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chat with Cori Berg about how to maintain and grow your ECE community during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on...

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In this webinar, we chat with Cori Berg about how to maintain and grow your ECE community during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on...

The post How to Grow your ECE Community [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we chat with Cori Berg about how to maintain and grow your ECE community during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need to lean on each other for support, encouragement, and energy.

Cori shares her strategies on protecting your own mental health, supporting your team in a meaningful way and what professional development looks like during a global pandemic and beyond.

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🌟 Key takeaways from Cori Berg

Cori Berg
  • Listen to support – Taking care of each other starts with listening! Support looks different for everyone. The pandemic has shown us that we have to re-learn how to give and take with each other.
  • Working with others is just as important as working on you – When looking at professional development, think 50% external (how can you improve your team), 50% internal (how can you improve yourself). With this mindset, you’ll see consistent growth across the board.
  • Accept what you can’t change, adapt your response – Whatever that “thing” is that is eating at you, part of working through it is accepting what you cannot change AND pivoting around that. Don’t beat yourself up for being stressed, but do take a breath and try a different approach!
  • Get to the root of the problem by observing and being objective – Find ways to ask “whats going on” by bringing up behaviors that you have observed. We don’t know what is going on in people’s lives until we ask. If that doesn’t work, you will need to go back to the job description.

Connect with Cori on Facebook at ECE From The Heart.

📯 Audience Shoutouts!

Lucinda C
On Wednesday we close early. This allows for a staff meeting each week. It is so valuable for all working staff to come together to share ideas and concerns from the past week. Yesterday we started made chili — sustenance for all. Our plan is to do this each Wednesday. Just on the little thing to show we care and are a family.

Siriana A
The beginning of the school year is all about relationship building. We dedicate all the time because of the gratifying relationships we build. This year, we’re investing all the time, but how are we nurturing these relationships while distanced?

Stacie W
Sound baths & free workouts on Instagram are great ways to destress and prioritise YOU.

Ria S
Always look for ways to build a better you!


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