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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Janine Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?  According to the Center for Disease Control, 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and teens between the ages of 2 and 19, are obese.  This rate has … Continue reading

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Coffee Filters, Clothespins,and Kitchen Scissors

by Diane In my last post I gave you my list of condiments (Ranch dressing,ketchup,and peanut butter) every provider needs for smooth sailing at mealtimes, now I will give you my top 3 day care helpers. Coffee filters, clothespins, and … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to School Ideas

by Janine Starting the new school year off on the right foot is very important for both teachers and their students.  Some children may be excited and ready to learn while others may be a bit more reserved or even … Continue reading

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Caring for Mixed Age Groups

Karina is not unlike many other family child care providers. She opens her home to care for four other children in addition to her own four year old son. She cares for a young infant and his two year sister … Continue reading

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Witches Don’t Wear Black Shoes: Responding to Children’s Fears

Noah was a four-year-old who had been enrolled in my preschool for a few months. We spent a lot of time together and I had established a very warm rapport with him. Because of this, I was shocked when I … Continue reading

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