Cleanliness is one of the critical points for parents searching for the perfect daycare. A combination of surface cleaning and handwashing are standard protocol for any daycare center. Yet, the added benefit of cleaning the air is usually overlooked
Why Clean Air Matters for Daycare
Children are more susceptible to the effects of contaminated air because they breathe in more oxygen relative to their body weight than adults. This sensitivity makes younger children more likely to get a respiratory illness from germs, allergens and other airborne pollutants.
In a shared space like daycare centers, especially during cold and flu season, airborne cold and flu germs pass from child to child more quickly. Flu viruses can survive in the air for several hours and one sneeze from a child can spray 3000 infectious droplets into a play area.1
Offering Enhanced Germ Protection
Along with maintaining robust policies of surface sanitation and personal hygiene for staff, a day care manager that wants to stand apart as a champion of clean environment learning will also adopt commercial air purifier solutions.
AeraMax air purifiers feature a four-stage filtration system designed for facilities like daycare centers. Using this hospital-grade air purification system featuring HEPA filters, AeraMax removes up to 99.97% of airborne allergies, viruses and germs. AeraMax is also H1N1 certified. This plus means daycare owners can provide a “above and beyond” service to parents by offering a clean air childcare center that reduces the risk of illness during cold and flu season.
AeraMax air purifiers also remove airborne dust and mold particles that may cause reactions in children with asthma or allergies. Twenty percent of children may experience some immune-based reaction to airborne allergens such as pollen or dust.2 Parents with children suffering from these ailments will appreciate the added value of an AeraMax protected daycare.
Odor-Free Facility Appeal
While sanitation is always a top priority, most daycare center still struggle with odors, especially those that care for newborns and toddlers. AeraMax air purifiers use carbon filters to remove odors, which can completely change the atmosphere in diaper changing areas. When parents are comparing day care centers, they will definitely notice the AeraMax difference in the air.
Day Care Centers Using the AeraMax Solution
The Tiny Sprouts Early Childhood Center in Rutherford, New Jersey offers a diverse range of childcare from infants and toddlers to PreK4. With four classrooms providing care for up to 50-60 children a day, odors from diapers and the prevalence of airborne germs during cold and flu season was a concern to owner and director Emily Sousa.
Tiny Sprouts installed 5 AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers with PureView Technology and began to notice the difference in air quality. Emily Sousa indicates that parents had come from other schools and actually switched their kids to Tiny Sprouts specifically because they have the AeraMax Professional machines purifying the air. “Parents were really excited to see we installed AeraMax Professional machines in our facility. We were able to solve on-going problems with odors and germs.“ Tiny Sprouts is just one of many daycare centers adding air care as a facility benefit: See the YMCA Daycare Video.
Taking the Next Steps for Improving Daycare Air Quality
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