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.

Implementing Virtual Learning- Tips from the Front Lines [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes, and Dianna McGregor about how they launched their virtual learning platform, what challenges and benefits they’ve...

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In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes, and Dianna McGregor about how they launched their virtual learning platform, what challenges and benefits they’ve...

The post Implementing Virtual Learning- Tips from the Front Lines [Webinar] appeared first on HiMama Blog - Resources for Daycare Centers.

In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes, and Dianna McGregor about how they launched their virtual learning platform, what challenges and benefits they’ve seen and how to foster learning and development through virtual learning.

🖥 Watch Recording

Watch the recording here. Access slides here.

🔍 Key Takeaways from Stephanie Gomes

Co-Founder and Director of Play to Grow

  • Show up…make the most of your time with the children, and their families. They need it!
  • Go in with the mindset of an explorer, venture out of your comfort zone.
  • Give each other virtual hugs! Children love it!
  • Have educators, families, or directors resistant to tech? Address the concerns, find out WHY they’re hesitant, and help them overcome it.
  • Tech is here to stay! Equipping children with the skills to use tech even at a young age will set them up for success later in life!

🔍 Key Takeaways from Dianna McGregor

Co-Founder and Director of Play to Grow

  • Children love consistency, keep this theme in your virtual learning too!
  • Chat with the families to learn about their children’s interests!
  • Ask your community for help with tech- lots of Facebook groups can help support you behind the scenes!
  • Ask for feedback from your families! Feedback is important to improve and aid in being successful.
  • Don’t mute the children, give them the time and space to express themselves emotionally (virtually and in the class!)

✨Resources

  • Connect with Stephanie and Dinna on Instagram
  • Check out their “Continue the learning Kit“
  • [Podcast] – Implementing Virtual Learning in a COVID World
  • [Webinar] – How to Run a Distance Learning Program
  • [Webinar] – How to Run a Virtual Circle Time

Join our Facebook Group, Circle Time for Early Childhood Educators!

Don’t miss out and register with our Facebook group to connect with a community of like-minded educators, share ideas, and get support from early childhood professionals. 
Sign up 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!


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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