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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:27 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Safe Playgrounds

    November 12, 2009 In Activity Counts, we discussed the importance of activities for children. It is suggested that children have approximately one hour of physical activity a day. As parents, we know that this activity may come in many forms.  One almost guaranteed form of activity will come from play time outside while your child is in child...
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:28 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Being Safe and Having Fun

    July 28, 2009Summer has arrived, 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...
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 8:49 am |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Talking with Your Child About Natural Disasters

    January 27, 2010Media, 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...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:09 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Stress and Children

    August 10, 2010 As adults, we deal with many “stressors” in our daily lives. But, did you know the stress we go through can impact our children as well? In addition, children can face their own stressors and we, as parents, may not even realize it. There are different life events that may cause your child to carry stress. These might include...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:07 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Let’s Move….Together

    September 22, 2010 The increase in childhood obesity rates and the effect on overall health is drawing national attention. Consider the following: One-third of all children born in 2000 or later will have diabetes at some point in their lives Many other children will experience other weight-related health issues, including: Heart disease. High...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:05 pm |Parents And Guardians - Are You Aware Articles

    Where does the time go?

    December 9, 2010 Winter is here and routines and patterns are changing along with the seasons. While you and your older children might be able to adjust to these changes quickly, it may take younger children longer. There may be challenges, especially if your child is going to child care for the first time or switching caregivers. As an adult, you...