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Keeping Cool in Summertime Heat

June 17, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

As the last cool days of spring melt into the inevitable “dog days” of summer, we get to rediscover the excitement of long days, refreshingly cool evenings, catching lightning bugs, and stargazing. Along with the fun that the summer sun brings, day and night time temperatures can quickly climb to levels that are hard for…

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Mom, It Itches!

June 10, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

The warm days of summer bring fresh memories of cold watermelon, rope swings, sleeping bags …and yes, bug bites. For kids growing up in the ’70s, mosquitos were mostly a benign annoyance, but since 1999, The United States has seen an increase in potentially threatening mosquito-borne illnesses. That being said, fun summertime activities are important…

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Summer Vacation Travel Essentials

June 3, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Spring has finally sprung, and summer is almost here. Can’t you just feel the hot sand already! If you’ve been planning a summer getaway with the whole family, we have a few tips to help make your summer vacation memories happy and stress-free. Remember that little bodies run out of energy quickly. Vacations are filled…

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End of Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

May 20, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is quickly approaching. Summer will be here before we know it! Now is the time of year many parents want to express their appreciation for their child’s teacher with a gift. It can be hard to know how much to spend or what to…

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Best Educational Apps for Preschoolers

March 18, 2019  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

Screen time is a hot topic among parents, especially after the American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed their recommendations. The current amount of recommended screen time for children between 2-5 years of age is no more than one hour per day. The AAP suggests ensuring that screen time is used on high-quality programs and games….

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Celebrating Doctor Seuss: Top Five Favorites

February 25, 2019  |  Categories: Parent Resources

Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, revolutionized children’s books with his catchy rhymes and whimsical characters. Children across the nation will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2 by participating in Read Across America Day. We wanted to honor his contributions to child development and literacy by highlighting some of our favorite books…

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Potty Training: All You Need to Know

February 11, 2019  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

Potty training probably wasn’t on your mind when you welcomed your newborn into the world. Remember changing your baby’s diaper for the first time? It’s an exciting moment for new parents– figuring out how to get those teeny tiny diapers on a flailing little body. You probably mastered diaper changes after a few weeks, and…

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3 Allergy-Friendly Valentine Treats

February 4, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources

Valentine’s Day parties at school are a fun way for kids to celebrate love and friendship, and all the tasty treats are a bonus. But did you know that 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergies? That means for roughly 2 students in each classroom, class party treats are not an option. We rounded…

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