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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Sweep a Floor
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Mop a Floor
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Expert Panel: Insights On Child Care & 2020 [Webinar]

In this webinar, we discuss the findings in the 2020 Child Care Benchmark Report with expert panelists weighing in on the following issues: The impact of the pandemic on enrolment ...

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In this webinar, we discuss the findings in the 2020 Child Care Benchmark Report with expert panelists weighing in on the following issues: The impact of the pandemic on enrolment ...

The post Expert Panel: Insights On Child Care & 2020 [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we discuss the findings in the 2020 Child Care Benchmark Report with expert panelists weighing in on the following issues:

  • The impact of the pandemic on enrolment 
  • Effective ways to hire and keep good staff
  • What your marketing should focus on
  • COVID-19 vaccines and what that means for child care
  • The future outlook for the sector

🖥 Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access the slides here.

🔍 Key Takeaways From Our Partners

Sindye Alexander – Director of Marketing, The Child Care Success Company 

  • Having an online presence is so important during the pandemic.
  • Stepping up on “safety” and communicating that in your marketing is key to driving enrolment.
  • “Virtual preschool,” while a value-add for parents, is not a replacement for early education

Carla Rogg – Owner, ProSolutions Training

  • Learn more about hosting “open interview hours” for hiring
  • Retention comes down to communication and feedback (both positive and constructive)
  • Overview of the elements to build a strong team: communication, engagement, feedback, presence

Andrew Roszak – Executive Director, Institute for Childhood Preparedness 

  • The pandemic does have a long-term mental health impact – that’s okay
  • Andy shares the 4 key things that need attention to work through the challenges of the pandemic
  • Creativity and adapting are the things that will help you come to solutions now – taking measured risks leads to innovative change

Dr. Calvin Moore Jr – CEO, Council for Professional Recognition (CDA)

  • Learn more about the #1 priorities and #1 risks for child care providers moving forward.
  • Why providers are using this opportunity to learn new skills and develop professionally
  • The pandemic has shown us how important child care is for the workforce – talk to your policy makers to push for government support

✨ Resources

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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