• Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:59 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    It's An Epidemic: Childhood Obesity Is At An All Time High!

    December 8, 2003 Obesity, or being overweight, is on the rise for children in the United States. Everyone's body has both muscle and fat. But it's the ratio or proportion of one to the other that will determine if a person is overweight or obese. Doctors and other professionals have developed a formula that looks at and rates the ratio of lean...
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  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:57 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Resources For Grandparents Raising Children

    November 24, 2003 Grandparents who are primary caregivers of grandchildren face many challenges, including legal, financial, medical, and emotional issues. The first step to determining what kind of support is needed, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), should be to resolve legal questions around custody,...
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  • Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:51 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Provider Appreciation Day

    As Mother’s Day approaches, you might find yourself planning special treats for grandmas, mothers-in-law, sisters, special friends, aunts and anyone else who might play a special role in your child’s life. Do your special plans include your child care provider? Maybe your provider is a mother, also. Or the grandmotherly type who loves to...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 1:02 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Words Can Not Say Enough...

    April 6, 2011 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 11.3 million children under the age of 5 spend some part of their week in child care. If this number includes your family, chances are you've added an extended family member or two to your daily routine. And you've selected a person that you feel will provide the best care for...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 1:00 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Healthy Eating and Child Care

    May 12, 2009 With your child in child care, there are many things you might be hoping he/she takes away from the experience. There are the lessons that will be carried throughout life, and healthy eating is one of them. Not only do you want your children to learn about the importance of healthy eating, but you also want them to practice eating...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:57 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Activity Counts

    June 22, 2009 In a previous Are You Aware publication, Healthy Eating and Child Care, we discussed ways child care providers can help children develop good eating habits and learn about proper nutrition. Along with proper nutrition, it is suggested that children have at least 60 minutes of activity per day. This doesn't mean your child has to be...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:50 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    H1N1 Flu and Your Family

    December 24, 2009 As a parent, you do what you can to keep your child safe and healthy. This flu season is offering busy parents a challenge—a challenge in the form of the H1N1 flu. Having a child who is sick is never easy and always tugs on a parent’s heartstrings. But with this new flu, we are discovering that preparation and patience are good...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:57 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Tax Credits for Families

    March 09, 2010 Once again, April 15 is sneaking up on us. Many people will be rushing to file their 2009 taxes. 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 credits specifically for families listed on the Internal...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:51 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    So Much More Than Thank You

    March 31, 2011 As Mother's Day approaches, you might find yourself planning special treats for grandmas, mothers-in-law, sisters, special friends, aunts and anyone else who might play a special role in your child's life. Do your special plans include your child care provider? Maybe your provider is a mother, also. Or the grandmotherly type who...
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  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:43 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Being Hands-on

    July 01, 2010  After you’ve made your child care decision, your work continues. In order for your child to have a positive experience, we encourage you to stay involved. Your involvement will aid your child’s early learning and development, and keep you informed about daily child care experiences. Even with busy schedules, there are many ways...
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