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.

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Financial support for child care programs during covid-19

Update: As of April 23, 2020, Congress has approved another PPP financial package to help small business owners. We believe funding again run out, and encourage you to apply quickly if you have not already. Find an eligible bank here and read below for more detailed information. Covid-19 and the necessary stay at home/shelter in […]

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Update: As of April 23, 2020, Congress has approved another PPP financial package to help small business owners. We believe funding again run out, and encourage you to apply quickly if you have not already. Find an eligible bank here and read below for more detailed information. Covid-19 and the necessary stay at home/shelter in […]

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Update: As of April 23, 2020, Congress has approved another PPP financial package to help small business owners. We believe funding again run out, and encourage you to apply quickly if you have not already. Find an eligible bank here and read below for more detailed information.

Covid-19 and the necessary stay at home/shelter in place orders across the country have resulted in devastating impacts within the childcare industry, both for families (many of whom have lost jobs) and for child care programs (many of whom have lost some or all of their families).

As a provider, you may be wondering what to do if your revenue has been impacted because of the pandemic. There are several different options available to you through the CARES act, a stimulus package designed to help offset losses caused by covid-19.

If you have lost all of your revenue you are eligible to apply for unemployment benefits. Each state has their own process for distributing unemployment benefits, so you will need to apply through your own state’s system and follow their processes. To find the website, go to Google and search for “unemployment benefits [your state’s name].”

If you have had to furlough or layoff your teaching staff, they are also eligible for unemployment benefits and should apply.

As a small business owner you are also eligible to apply for two different loan programs sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA):

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advance – this loan will advance you up to $10,000 to help cover any gaps you are temporarily experiencing
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – this loan is meant to help you cover payroll costs and retain your employees during this time

Both loans may be forgivable, but we have heard that the application process is not always clear and some banks may be struggling to get things started. Even so, it is our recommendation that you apply for one or both (you would apply for both if you have staff on payroll).

Tom Copeland has recently hosted a training session on these loan options – check out his blog post here, which includes a recording of the webinar and powerpoint presentation.

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