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  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 21:49 | Parents And Guardians - Resources, Additional Resources

    Coping With Disaster

    Many of us have been affected by tragedies or natural disasters. More recently, these types of events have happened around us nationally and internationally. It may seem impossible to avoid the barrage of photos and news stories.The following resources and tips will help you help your children deal with crises. A...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 21:36 | Parents And Guardians - Resources, Additional Resources

    5 Steps To Finding Summer Care

    1. Look Explore all types of care options - family child care, center, park and rec departments, community-based organizations, school districts and day or overnight camps. Visit several programs. Do they look safe? Does the staff enjoy talking and playing with the children? After you start using a program, continue to go back and visit. 2. Ask...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 21:34 | Parents And Guardians - Resources, Additional Resources

    All In The Family

    Why parents often choose a relative caregiver Comfort because children are generally more at ease with people they know. Love and attention if it's a close family member who has a genuine affection for your child. Trust because you know them well and you know what values you share. Flexibility to meet your schedule, especially if it is part-time...
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 21:31 | Parents And Guardians - Resources, Additional Resources

    Holiday Safety Tips

    The holidays are an exciting time of year for children, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Decorations In homes with small children, take special care to avoid decorations that are sharp or breakable, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of...
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 14:02 | Parents And Guardians - Resources, Additional Resources

    Outbreak of Salmonella

    Investigation Update: CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of human infections due to Salmonella serotype Typhimurium. As of 9PM EDT, Sunday, January 18, 2009, 475 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella...