• Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:19 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Look Before you Lock

    Summer is winding down and school will be starting soon. That does not mean we are clear of the dog days of summer just yet. As the summer heat continues, it is important to remain alert to children and car safety. The U.S. Department of Transportation has indicated that heatstroke is the number one cause of vehicle-related deaths of children,...
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  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:28 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Summer Reading = Summer Fun at Your Library!

    Guest writer Lisa G. Kropp is the Youth Services Coordinator at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, NY and a member of the Association for Library Service to Children’s Liaison with National Organization Committee.One of my first memories is of my mom taking me to the local library in the summer. The children’s department...
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  • Monday, May 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Being Safe and Having Fun

    Summer is nearing, and your child may spend more time outdoors while in child care. You will want to make sure your child care provider has proper safety measures in place in their daily routine. As a parent, you are entitled to express concerns regarding your child's safety to your provider, and your provider should make safety the highest...
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  • Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:49 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Provider Appreciation Day is May 9

    “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 chat...
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  • 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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