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  • Recall Alert: Children's toy warned hazardous
    Recall Alert: Children's toy warned hazardous
    A 5-year old girl from Katy, Texas was so attached to her easy Bake Oven that it took a group of firefighters to take it from her. The young girl's hand became stuck after she began playing with the toy recently purchased by her mother. The...
  • Michelle Obama shows how to dance with a vegetable
    Michelle Obama shows how to dance with a vegetable
    Did you catch First Lady Michelle Obama dancing with vegetables? Michelle Obama was leading a group of children at a Maryland daycare in a dance as part of her Let's Move! fitness campaign.Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! February 9,...
  • How children can build skills while being served
    How children can build skills while being served
    A national organization is recommending that caregivers and teachers at daycare centers and early education centers serve meals to children “family style.” The health and safety recommendations and guidelines were recently published by...
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    Local childcare solutions for your trip to Tampa
    Tampa Bay is a premier destination spot, and it’s no wonder with all the family friendly activities from beaches to theme parks. Families flood the Tampa area hitting up all the hot spots and have no trouble staying busy. But what happens...
  • Uplifting the Phila. community with empowering messages
    Uplifting the Phila. community with empowering messages
    The charter school versus public school debate isn’t over.Come fall 2013, a record 84 charter schools will be operating in the School District of Philadelphia.Yet, Philadelphians still want to know if charter schools are better than...
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    Working poor: five jobs exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage
    Working poor is no fun. According to a study cited by the Huffington Post, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would pull more than half of the nation's working poor out of poverty.In California, the minimum wage is $8.00/hour, while...
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    Mental health resources in Pennsylvania for parents and families
    Mental health resources are scarce these days and many families as well as caregivers experience great stress in locating resources. Unfortunately, the vast amount of individuals seeking out mental health treatment know where to turn. Despite the...
  • TweetPee app alerts parents when its time to change soggy diapers
    TweetPee app alerts parents when its time to change soggy diapers
    It used to be that parents could tell when their babies needed changing by simply using their natural senses—hearing (the child’s cries), touch (feeling a wet diaper) and, last, but not least, smell.However, it seems that in an age...
  • Kids excited to have Cat in the Hat read to them
    Nominate your child's preschool teacher for Teacher of the Year
    If you know an amazing preschool teacher or childcare provider in Dallas County, the Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children wants you to nominate him or her for Teacher of the Year. The DAEYC is accepting nominations until May 8th...
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    Childcare resources for Cleveland families and providers
    One of the most important decisions Cleveland area families face is finding childcare or daycare to care for their children when they can't. Fortunately there are two agencies that offer resources for parents find safe, inspected and...
  • Make your own toys
    Making your own early childhood games and toys (Video)
    Anyone who has ever watched a young child on Christmas or a birthday has probably notices one thing; After the novelty of that new 'must have' toy wears off what will the child go play with? The boxes and paper and other non toys. And you...
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    What to look for when choosing a daycare (Video)
    One of the biggest decisions parents face is "who will care for my child while I am at work". Choosing the best daycare for your little one is tough. There are many factors that you must consider not limited to: cost, location and also...
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    Fostering a postitive relationship with your childcare provider
    When you’ve taken the leap and hired a home childcare provider to care for your little one while you are at work (or school) it’s important to build a healthy relationship with her. She will become a big part of your family’s...
  • Jessica Tata
    Childcare provider convicted in deaths of children
    Four Houston area families saw their biggest fear realized back in February 2011. Entrusting their children to the care of Childcare Provider Jessica Tata, they left for work. Jessica left those children in her care alone, while she went shopping....
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren: beyond love, part 2
    Grandparents raising grandchildren: beyond love, part 2
    Over 2.5 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren in the U.S. today. While raising a physically and emotionally healthy child is the priority, grandparents need to have specific documentation in place to authorize medical care, make...