• Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:53 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Summer Sun Safety

    Summer time is here and so are the endless hours of outdoor fun. While you’re enjoying the sun with your family, you will want to keep in mind the safety tips below. These tips have been adapted from HealthyChildren.org, an online parent resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics.What's the best way to protect my child in the sun? These...
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:41 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Medication Safety

    Safe Kids USA has indicated that in a given year, more than 60,000 children are treated in emergency rooms as a result of accidental medication poisoning. Do you know all you need to know about keeping your child safe from medications in the home? What do you know about the dosing and disposal of medication to keep your child safe? Just because...
  • Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:05 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Are you looking for a  fun and engaging activityto share  with your child this summer? Planting and tending a garden together  will provide many learning opportunities. You can practice counting, colors, and learning responsibility by caring for your garden. Children of all ages can enjoy this summer project. Below you will find...
  • Friday, April 13, 2012 - 2:41 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Provider Appreciation Day is May 11

    “My child started care when she was 6 weeks old. She is now 4 and I don’t know what we would have done without the wonderful providers along the way. I love Ms. B for all that she has taught my child. There is not enough to say about my provider, she is priceless!” Many parents feel the same way about their child care provider. Familiesform...
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:52 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Taking a TV “Time Out”

    Through First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, the nation is focusing on the fight to prevent childhood obesity. One of the initiative’s goals is to limit the time your child spends watching television and using other screen media. Let’s Move offers the following guidelines regarding screen time:  Talk to Your Family. Let...
  • Friday, February 17, 2012 - 5:35 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Tax Credits for Families

    Once again, tax deadlines are approaching. Many people will be rushing to file their 2011 federal returns by April 17 and meet deadlines for state returns. Are you aware of what filing your taxes 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...
  • Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 1:15 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Is Your Child Ready To Be Home Alone?

    There will be a time when you hear the words you may not quite be ready for. “May I stay home by myself?” Parents often have mixed feelings about leaving their children home alone. The internal questions start: “Is my  child  old enough to stay home alone?” “Is it the right time?” Leaving your child at home for an hour after school, or...
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:47 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Holiday Tips

    The flurry of activities surrounding holiday preparations can get everyone excited and routines can get disrupted. The following tips adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics offer ways to keep your family safe and minimize disruptions during this busy time.  Toy Safety Select toys to suit the age, abilities, skills and interest level...
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 3:32 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Children and Bullying

    As a parent, you are likely to hear children telling on each other: “Mom! Jimmy’s picking on me again,” or “Sally called me a name.” You may brush this off as typical behavior for a child. But, do you know how to recognize when it is  more than that? When the name calling and teasing goes too far? Bullying can be a serious issue for young...
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:59 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Field Trips for Summer Fun

    Ah, the joy of long summer days. Three months of fun in the sun and endless possibilities. So, what do you do when your child comes to you and says “I’m bored!”?  Below, you’ll find some helpful hints. Use these boredom-busters to liven up your summer, and feel free to create new ideas of your own! Find Story Time: Many local libraries...