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
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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
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Engaging Your Families In Early Childhood Classroom Settings

In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with Ty’Heim Clark, founder of The Child Care Whisperer on his experience connecting with families in early childhood classroom settings and...

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In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with Ty’Heim Clark, founder of The Child Care Whisperer on his experience connecting with families in early childhood classroom settings and...

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In this episode of The Preschool Podcast, we connect with Ty’Heim Clark, founder of The Child Care Whisperer on his experience connecting with families in early childhood classroom settings and the importance for educators to focus on this area in order to build strong relationships with the families, the children, and their community.

Ty’Heim stresses that it’s so important to have parent and family involvement in early childhood settings because oftentimes, children will remember when their families weren’t there. By showing up for your child, being involved in their learning, participating in events etc, all shows that you are supporting your child in every capacity and that you’re part of the community in their upbringing.

As educators and teachers, how can we be more involved in our students’ lives? Becoming involved in the community inside and outside of the classroom is a great way! A child has a baseball game on Friday? Join the crowd and cheer them on! Ballet recital on Sunday? Show up and show your support for them! Show children and families your dedication to their child’s development by showing up for special events and moments, families will get the hint and may make more of an effort themselves!

The children and the teachers are the backbone of our business

Ty’Heim Clark

Ty’Heim explains that as a child care director, he has noticed a shift in the involvement of parents and families in early childhood settings since COVID. Now that school has been brought home, families are able to see the learning and development happen first hand. Parents are now, more than ever, invested in their child’s learning and development.

Ty’Heim’s Top Tips as a Child Care Director:

  • Make sure that you’re aiding educators through the process. Right now is an incredibly difficult time for educators in the classroom. As a director or owner, assist your educators in any way you can. From helping clean up with lunchtime, covering them for 15 minutes for a break, or grabbing their favorite coffee, all of these small things speak volumes!
  • Go above and beyond especially when it comes to communicating. Don’t be afraid of overcommunicating with your staff or families. Things are changing rapidly and ensuring everyone is in the know and on the same page will help create a cohesive team environment.
  • Hosting regular staff meetings and parent town hall meetings. Just as you would host staff meetings to keep all of your staff on the same page and welcome feedback, offer the same to your families (perhaps virtual for now!) This not only helps with communication but also with the “community feel” to your center and ensuring families’ voices are heard!

Want to connect with Ty’Heim? Follow him on Instagram, his website or Facebook.

Running a Child Care Centre is Hard…

We’d love to make it a little much easier! Did you know that parents are increasingly evaluating childcare centers on whether they offer digital parental communication, photo and video updates, and contactless check-in and billing? The HiMama child care app helps to streamline your digital parent communications, join the family today and get a quote!

Episode 251 Transcripts coming soon

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