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.

Cold, Flu, and COVID-19 [Webinar]

In this webinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute of Childhood Preparedness shares his thoughts on the second wave, what this means for cold and flu season in 2020,...

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In this webinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute of Childhood Preparedness shares his thoughts on the second wave, what this means for cold and flu season in 2020,...

The post Cold, Flu, and COVID-19 [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director of the Institute of Childhood Preparedness shares his thoughts on the second wave, what this means for cold and flu season in 2020, thoughts on the flu shot, and the long-term outlook for childcare safety as we prepare for 2021.

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Watch the recording here. Access slides here.

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🔍 Key Takeaways from Andrew Roszak

  • Make sure that staff is trained on your sick policy AND communicate this to parents often so that everyone’s on the same page!
  • If you have access to flu shots in your local area, get out there, and get one. Make sure to chat with your physician, as each flu shot is different depending on your medical condition. 
  • Regular safety precautions are still very important on top of dealing with COVID-19. Make sure to check you are using extension cords properly and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. 
  • Air purifiers are helpful if ventilation is an issue. HEPA air purifiers are good to use, BUT take precautions when changing the filter – wear a mask, gloves, or go outside.

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✨Resources

  • Institute For Emergency Preparedness Corona Virus Training Bundle (10% off code HIMAMA10 applies to all courses) 
  • Pre-order Andy’s book “Preschool Preparedness After the Disaster” 
  • Cold & Flu Season During COVID-19: A Director’s Guide
  • What To Do If Someone Tests Positive For COVID-19
  • [Webinar] Child Care Pandemic Policies For COVID-19

Audience Shoutouts!🌟

:speaking_head_in_silhouette:Laura – One of my favorite quotes is “if you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick one for you” 
:speaking_head_in_silhouette:Christi – My pediatrician says 2 weeks before Halloween is optimal for getting a flu shot. Two weeks before Halloween when spreading germs has been generally significant


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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