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.

Self-Regulation in Parents, Educators, and Children [Webinar]

In this webinar, we were joined by Jill Franks, Founder of Wholesome Habits Health & Fitness Coaching. Jill talked in-depth about self-regulation, in children, educators, and parents.  She shared a...

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In this webinar, we were joined by Jill Franks, Founder of Wholesome Habits Health & Fitness Coaching. Jill talked in-depth about self-regulation, in children, educators, and parents.  She shared a...

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In this webinar, we were joined by Jill Franks, Founder of Wholesome Habits Health & Fitness Coaching. Jill talked in-depth about self-regulation, in children, educators, and parents.  She shared a deeper look into how you can reframe behavior and how important physical health is to mental health. Jill also spoke about reducing stress in your everyday life.

🎤 Our Special Guest

Jill Franks, PhD, founder of Wholesome Habits Health and Fitness Coach

Jill Franks, PhD, founder of Wholesome Habits Health and Fitness Coaching is a Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. She has always been passionate about both physical and mental health and wellness and helping others reach their personal goals. She utilizes her knowledge and understanding of the human body to teach parents to gain a whole new understanding of their own and the child’s behavior and overall well-being.

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You can also check out Jill’s Podcast: The 5 R’s for Teaching Self Regulation in Young Children.

🧪 Key Learning Outcomes

  • Self-regulation? What is that? Self-regulation is the body’s response to stress. It’s the system that is always trying to find a balance.
  • Your body is like the thermometer in your house, and if the temperature drops then your furnace will come on. Our bodies are similar, it has both the up and down regulation called homeostasis.
  • Self-Regulation vs. Self Control – Self-regulation is about understanding where self-control is monitoring and managing.
  • We have learned different coping strategies where we find a “quick” fix to bring ourselves back to a normal state. Over time these strategies can lead to negative outcomes. Some of the common short-term strategies are: self-blame, bingeing, isolation, and not addressing the cause.
  • It is really important to practice helpful and effective, positive, self-regulation techniques.
  • It’s never too late to start practicing positive self-regulation.
  • Stress!! it’s anything to causes the body to react and requires adjustment.
  • The red brain (Limbic system) is responsible for our emotional responses. If we react with this part of our brain then we can find ourselves yelling and reacting with higher emotion.
  • The blue brain (Neocortex) it’s the logical part of the brain. This part of the brain allows you to react in a positive way to situations and allow for growth.
  • Children are really only born with the red part of the brain and the blue part grows with them. If they don’t know how to respond then they typically act out, scream, or cry.
  • There are 5 domains of stress are biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and pro-social.
  • The key to self-regulations begins with SELF
  • Get physical, there are links to physical activity and positive changes in cognitive development.

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