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.

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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
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 Build A Positive Financial Mindset

In this webinar, we talked with our special guest, Karen Foster-Jorgensen, about the #1 risk for child care owners in 2020: finances. Karen walks us through what to prioritize in...

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In this webinar, we talked with our special guest, Karen Foster-Jorgensen, about the #1 risk for child care owners in 2020: finances. Karen walks us through what to prioritize in...

The post How To Build A Positive Financial Mindset appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we talked with our special guest, Karen Foster-Jorgensen, about the #1 risk for child care owners in 2020: finances. Karen walks us through what to prioritize in your budget, why building a strong financial mindset is key, and how to prepare for the 2021 fiscal year.

🖥 Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access slides here.

🔍 Key Takeaways from Karen Foster-Jorgensen

  • Don’t be afraid to say that 5-letter word: M O N E Y 
  • All your experiences contribute to where you are today and where you’ll be going in the future. Always be learning!
  • Look at your operating costs and what type of services you are offering. From there, you will know what your GPS “gap per slot” is and how to adjust accordingly.
  • Financial reserves is so so key to run a healthy business – think of it as saving for a rainy day!
  • Even though we’re working with families and relationships are important, childcare is still a business and it’s okay to prioritize the two together.
  • Get honest about your costs! Communicate this with families so that everyone’s on the same page and can collaborate to make things work.
  • Revamp your budget from scratch every year. This is a really good exercise to keep on the ball with your cashflow and adapt in the short term – really important to surviving the pandemic.
  • A budget is a “best guess” and helps you map out your center’s big picture. Once you have it, you’ll know where the gaps and be better equipped to make decisions.

✨Resources

  • Connect with Karen – Childcaredirector.com 
  • [Karen’s book] “It’s More About Strategy Thank Math!” 
  • Get Karen’s study guide and use the code “Raising Hope
  • [Podcast] – Child Care Financial Tips During COVID-19 
  • [Webinar] – 2020 Benchmark: Insights From The Experts 
  • [Webinar – Masterclass] Contactless Billing & Payments

🌟2020 Child Care Benchmark Report

This is just a high-level overview of the state of child care – get your copy of the HiMama’s 2020 Child Care Benchmark to have all the insights!

🎓 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!


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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