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.

Building Relationships With Families During A Pandemic [Webinar]

In this webinar, we get chatting with Meg Saak and Ryan Eickmeier about managing enrollment, making new connections with families during a pandemic, while being transparent and building a strong...

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In this webinar, we get chatting with Meg Saak and Ryan Eickmeier about managing enrollment, making new connections with families during a pandemic, while being transparent and building a strong...

The post Building Relationships With Families During A Pandemic [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we get chatting with Meg Saak and Ryan Eickmeier about managing enrollment, making new connections with families during a pandemic, while being transparent and building a strong community within their centers.

🖥 Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access slides here

🔍 Key Takeaways from Meg Saak

  • Social media might not be for everyone due to privacy reasons, and that’s ok! Consider using an app to communicate straight with the families to ensure your information and updates are safe and secure.
  • Be transparent about what’s going on in the center to help build trust with your families.
  • Set your standards from the beginning to make sure that everyone knows what to expect from you and what you expect from them!
  • Take time to laugh – life’s too short and appreciating moments as much as possible is key.

🔍 Key Takeaways from Ryan Eickmeier

  • Over-communicating is not a bad thing right now. Not all parents are keeping up with the news and in some ways they are looking to you for information!
  • No need to bombard parents, but give them the facts and help them get on the same page as you.
  • Consider using your community welcome center if you have families who do not speak your local language or need extra support.

✨Resources

  • [Blog] 6 Ways to boost enrollment during COVID-19 
  • [Blog] Deciding which enrollments to keep and turn away during COVID-19 
  • [Podcast] Phone skills to increase enrollment with Jared Hall 
  • [Blog] What it’s like finding childcare during COVID-19 
  • [Blog] How to host a great virtual tour

🎉ECE Of The Year!🎉

Get out there and nominate a very special ECE and then vote. Check us out on Instagram or Facebook for the instructions!

🌟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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