• Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:15 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    The Affordable Care Act: What Does it Mean for You?

    March 31 is fast approaching. That is the end of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Have you taken time to learn about what the ACA has to offer your family or child care business?  If you are familiar with the ACA, use one of these four ways to apply for coverage before the deadline on March 31, 2014: Online: Healthcare...
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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:10 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    What's the Back up Plan?

    When you decided to seek child care, you locate the "best matched" provider for your child. You took the time to research programs, visit staff, and ask all the right questions. You were able to make your decision and now you're ready to go. But have you thought of everything? You have the formula, diapers, a favorite blankie for naps, and an...
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  • Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:53 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Your Creative Child

    Do you ever sit and watch your child while she’s playing and wonder to yourself, ‘What is she thinking?’ To promote your child’s development, ask her. Ask about her doll when she’s playing ‘babies.” Invite her to tell you a little bit about the creation she’s building with blocks. Encourage her in creative play. Allowing your child to use his...
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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:56 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Talking with Your Child About Natural Disasters

    Media, school and adult conversations. What do these items have in common? All of these sources are opportunities for your child to hear and/or learn about disasters. The stories your child hears may prompt worry and questions. Are you prepared to handle these concerns and questions? Here are some tips on how you can help your children cope with...
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  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:18 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Helping Children Cope With Violence And Disasters

    Children today are exposed to a wide range of events involving violence, disasters, terrorism, death and loss. Children are often a witness to, as well as a victim of such events. In observing print and electronic news reports and the reactions of family members, friends, educators, acquaintances and peers, children are often confused and...
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  • Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:27 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Provider Appreciation Day is May 10

    “My child care provider has helped mold my daughter in to the smart, funny, beautiful little girl she is today. She will always have a place in our heart.” Many parents feel the same way about their child care provider. Families form special relationships with the individuals who have been trusted to care for their children. Taking the time to...
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  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 1:59 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

    With the busy flu season, it is important to remember why hand hygiene is so important. By keeping your hands clean you can reduce spreading germs. You can practice this at home, but you can also talk with your child care provider to make sure they have handwashing policies in place as well. The more your child hears the message, the more likely...
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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 4:28 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Tax Credits for Families - 2012

    With April 15 nearing, we want to make sure you are aware of what claiming tax credits might mean for your family. There are many credits taxpayers may take for various life events that often go overlooked. Below are just a few credits specifically for families, listed on the Internal Revenue Service site (www.irs.gov). Earned Income Tax...
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  • Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:48 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Time for Kindergarten

    Early learning experiences are important to your child’s education and development. You work hard to give your child the best experiences and a positive start. Someone else you can rely on to do the same is your child care provider. When you and your child care provider work together, you are giving your child a great start and providing her an...
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  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 1:36 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Helping Children Cope With Violence And Disasters

    Children are exposed to a wide range of events involving violence, disasters, terrorism, death and loss. Children are often a witness to, as well as a victim of such events. In observing print and electronic news reports and the reactions of family members, friends, educators, acquaintances and peers, children are often confused and frightened...
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