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
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Washing Dishes
Washing Dishes
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Make a Bed
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Sweep a Floor
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Mop a Floor
Mop a Floor
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COVID-19 Survival Tips for ECE Leaders [Webinar]

In this webinar, we are joined by Lucinda Crawford and Amanda Hatfield. We talked about how their centers adapted to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as...

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In this webinar, we are joined by Lucinda Crawford and Amanda Hatfield. We talked about how their centers adapted to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as...

The post COVID-19 Survival Tips for ECE Leaders [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we are joined by Lucinda Crawford and Amanda Hatfield. We talked about how their centers adapted to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some key tips on how they supported their teams, families, and their learnings as the pandemic unfolds.

🖥 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 Lucinda Crawford

  • Getting through the challenge of COVID-19 is a decision. It’s not easy, but deciding that you want to show up makes a huge difference for your mental health and your energy as a team!
  • Surviving through this pandemic is a fluid journey. Having different plans is key. 
  • Always be open to adapting, responding to the situation, and listening to your community!

🔍 Key Takeaways from Amanda Hatfield

  • Going back to the basics is helpful! What is your philosophy? How can your team stay true to this? Build on your basics and bring the quality of learning to the next level.
  • Focus on where improvements can be made.
  • Smaller ratios are an opportunity to hone in on that quality care.
  • Celebrate the SMALL wins!

✨Resources

  • RIE
  • Reggio 
  • Montessori 
  • Highscope
  • Early Childhood Investigations 
  • The governing body for Oregon 
  • [Webinar] How to grow your ECE community 
  • [Podcast] How to practice mindfulness when working with young children 
  • [Podcast] How to lead with impact during COVID-19

🌟Audience Shoutouts!

:speaking_head_in_silhouette:Maria A – I’m seeing teachers building stronger relationships with Parents. Since Parents are not allowed in the classrooms, parents drop and pick up their children at the gate where Teachers have to take the kids to the gate when leaving or to receive them in the morning this is making teachers have to have a one to one interactions with parents on an everyday basis.

:speaking_head_in_silhouette: Stacie W – Each child has a round laundry basket with their “toys” and they don’t share but can play somewhat the same things. Beach towels outside with all their ” goodies” and they sit on them for a snack then run off – working really well!


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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