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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Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
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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
Be sure to give them instructions on how to mop different floor types you may have in your home.

Stories from the field: Covid & drop-off

We are all adapting to the new normal that Covid-19 has forced. Drop-off and pick-up at child care is one of the first things that comes to mind when we think about Covid, child care, and new normal. Here is an example of how one Wonderschool child care provider has updated her drop-off routines. A […]

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We are all adapting to the new normal that Covid-19 has forced. Drop-off and pick-up at child care is one of the first things that comes to mind when we think about Covid, child care, and new normal. Here is an example of how one Wonderschool child care provider has updated her drop-off routines. A […]

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We are all adapting to the new normal that Covid-19 has forced. Drop-off and pick-up at child care is one of the first things that comes to mind when we think about Covid, child care, and new normal. Here is an example of how one Wonderschool child care provider has updated her drop-off routines.

A new drop-off

Lauren Fletcher is the owner and director at Village Child Care in San Bernardino County, California. She has the benefit of the Southern California climate to make it easier to make changes to drop-off and pick up. Here’s a photo of her set-up:

Drop-off set up at Village Child Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

 

Fletcher purchased a table and canopy to create an outdoor drop-off station. She printed Covid-19 posters to hang up. She takes temperatures as kids arrive and again at lunch time. She has hand sanitizer available in bulk.

Changes and updates

Fletcher, like so many of us, is learning as she goes. Initially she was having parents bring their own pens. Since taking this photo, though she’s made a few changes. She now has parents signing in on an iPad. She has purchased a set of stylus pens–one for each child. She stores the pens in individual envelopes with the child’s name on it, so there’s no sharing or disinfecting pens required.

This, too, may change

One of the biggest lessons throughout this time is that nothing is permanent. Child care business owners must adapt as we learn more about the science and the spread of the virus. At Wonderschool, we are working hard to ensure providers have the resources and support they need to run safe, healthy, and stable businesses now and into the future– whatever that may hold.

We’re all in this together. Join the Wonderschool community of child care providers today. 

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