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.

Let’s Talk Kindergarten Readiness [Webinar]

In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes and Dianna McGregor. Stephanie and Dianna dove into ways educators and parents can help prepare children...

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In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes and Dianna McGregor. Stephanie and Dianna dove into ways educators and parents can help prepare children...

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In this webinar, we chatted with the founders of Play to Grow, Stephanie Gomes and Dianna McGregor. Stephanie and Dianna dove into ways educators and parents can help prepare children for kindergarten with their R.E.A.D.Y guide and workbook.

🎤Our Special Guests!

Stephanie Gomes, Co-Founder of Play to Grow

Stephanie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She attended both Humber and Fanshawe College to pursue Early Childhood Education with a strong emphasis and interest in curriculum design and the importance of play. She has always had an ambitious attitude and from a young age wanted to serve and help others, and later co-founded Play to Grow as a means of providing live virtual experiences in lieu of traditional learning amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Dianna McGregor, Co-Founder of Play to Grow

Dianna is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has many years of experience. She is a graduate of Humber College, and most recently earned her BASc (Hons) in June of 2020 from the University of Guelph-Humber. Due to the recent ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dianna co-founded Play to Grow, a virtual learning environment for children ages 2-6 years.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Dianna and Stephanie!

  • R = Regulation. Children start developing these skills very early and look to educators and caregivers for guidance. 
  • E = Expectation. Children are naturally eager to learn and explore their environment. 
  • A = Adaptability. Adaptability is a crucial life skill, and it’s important to equip children with this ability. 
  • D = Dependency. Children will grow out of dependence naturally and independence take practice and continued opportunity. 
  • Y = You. Prepare for a flood of different emotions for yourself and your child.

✨Resources

  • Connect with Stephanie and Dinna on Instagram, Facebook, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your copy of the R.E.A.D.Y workbook!
  • [Podcast] – Implementing Virtual Learning in a COVID World
  • [Webinar] – Implementing Virtual Learning – Tips from the Front Lines

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