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.

When it comes time to choose a child care or preschool program for your child, it can be easy to get confused by the benefits and descriptions of different teaching philosophies—especially when the stakes feel so high and each philosophy seems to promise so much. Here’s some simplifying news: the details of an early education […]

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It can be easy for parents to overlook bonding with other parents in a child care program: busy work schedules make it hard to socialize, plus, is there really a point when your child will only be in care for a few years? The answer is yes, there certainly can be: Taking the time to […]

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What is school readiness? A quick internet search for “School Readiness” will prove that no one quite agrees on what a child needs to be able to do to be “ready” for kindergarten. Is it about how high you can count? Using scissors to cut on a curve? Writing your name with a capital letter […]

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One of our core priorities at Wonderschool is supporting families—because we know firsthand how difficult it can be to raise a child. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to put in 100% at work, parent flawlessly, run an organized and clean home and also take good care of yourself. The secret is that […]

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Kindergarten is full of firsts for both parents and children. Maybe it’s the first time your child has been in a school full of “big kids,” or their first time taking a bus, or sitting in a desk for classes. It’s a big change. Whatever your situation, you’re not alone in wondering what’s to come. […]

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Some children sail into school with barely a “Bye! Love you!” Others have a harder time saying goodbye at dropoff. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a child who has a difficult time with transitions; it can be hard for adults, and we’ve had a lot more practice. Here are some ways to set […]

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Children react differently to school drop-off—and so do their parents, who may need as much comforting as the their child during a rough morning handoff. However, while there are a million ways drop-off can go wrong, the smoothest, happiest ones share a few traits in common. Drop-off preparation begins well before the child’s first day […]

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The transition from preschool to kindergarten is a major milestone. It means your child is a school-ager who will be meeting a whole lot of new kids, taking on new challenges, and going to classes for a full day. Maybe your child is leaving an in-home environment for the first time. Whatever your situation, you’re […]

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Whether it’s disobedience, aggression towards other children, or potty problems, hearing that your child is having a behavioral issue at school can spark a mix of strong, negative emotions in a parent: embarrassment, disbelief, sadness, and anger — even when you know deep down that no child is perfect. However, parents need to remember two […]

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When people learn that I have spent my career in early childhood education and received my master’s in edtech, the first question they always seem to have is: “will the iPad ruin my child’s brain?” By now I have a lot of practice explaining my stance on early learning and technology, based on how children […]

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When looking for high-quality child care, you probably have a few big things that dominate your checklist. You want to know, for instance, about the provider’s education and experience. Is the program’s license up-to-date? What type of curriculum is followed? But there are other details of child care programs that you might want to consider. […]

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If your child will turn five between September and December and you live in California, this is the time of year you are deciding between transitional kindergarten (TK) or another year of preschool. You may also be deciding on starting your child in a private kindergarten that will allow for enrollment following a different processor […]

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This post is a part of our series on California family child care licensing. For more on licensing in California, see the following posts: California Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview Types of Licenses Eligibility Training Requirements Home Requirements Once you have looked at the different types of family child care you can open in California, […]

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This post is a part of our series on California family child care licensing. For more on licensing in California, see the following posts: California Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview The Licensing Process Eligibility Training Requirements Home Requirements High level characteristics of Family Child Care Homes in California: Care must be provided in the […]

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This post is a part of our series on California family child care licensing. For more on licensing in California, see the following posts: California Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview Types of Licenses The Licensing Process Eligibility Training Requirements What types of homes can qualify for a Family Child Care Home?  You can run […]

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Dreaming of opening up your own in-home preschool or child care but not sure where to start? Chances are, you will need a license to operate your child care or school and each state has its own licensing process to become an in-home child care provider. The California Community Care Licensing Department (CCLD) is the […]

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Dear New York Landlord, This letter is to inform you of the rights of an individual looking to start a family child care home (an in-home daycare or preschool) in their rented property. Here are some facts for your reference: Family child care homes are limited to either 6 or 12 children under the age […]

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This post is a part of our series on California family child care licensing. For more on licensing in California, see the following posts: California Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview Types of Licenses The Licensing Process Eligibility Home Requirements If you plan to open your own Family Child Care Home in California, you will […]

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This post is a part of our series on California family child care licensing. For more on licensing in California, see the following posts: California Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview Types of Licenses The Licensing Process Training Requirements Home Requirements If you’re planning to open an in-home preschool, you will have to meet certain […]

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There are so many great reasons to start a preschool in your home. If you’ve been considering opening your own preschool business, you may be excited about the opportunity to do what you love while also spending time with the people you love. But even if you have many years of teaching experience, opening your […]

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One of the aspects of starting a home child care or preschool that can be the most intimidating is transforming your home into a nurturing and enriching learning environment. From home child care setup and design to materials to keeping it all within a budget, it can be a challenge to successfully convert your home into […]

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