Childhood Interactions

Interactions build relationships through interrelating and growth. Children learn by being with others. Children learn by being involved in making choices and decisions, and by feeling in control. Learning is enjoyable and rewarding for them when they challenge themselves. When they use and build on their existing knowledge, understanding, and skills, they enjoy learning. Children…

Reading to Children Matters

Our first encounter with reading is probably when we were read to from story books as children; remember those bedtime stories? We then begin learning the alphabet, basic math, fun and fascinating facts about animals, plants and the universe. We ask ‘whys’ and ‘how’s’. In books, we find their answers. Textbooks accompany us all through…

Being Your Best YOU

Self-Care and Provider Burn Out   What does the best version of you look like?  Are you exhausted, irritable, or have a lack of motivation? When working in the early childhood field, it is not uncommon to see providers suffering from burnout and experiencing the above symptoms. Many childcare providers work long hours independently and…

Wine Women & Purses: Meet a Merchant!

Meet InnovaMed Aesthetics 1. Who are you? a. Name:  Susan Deguide, MD; Linda Razbadouski, MD; Sarah Ramirez, Licensed Esthetician; Debra Marks, Aesthetics Coordinator b. Business name, location:  SwedishAmerican InnovaMed Aesthetics, 2601 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 c. Where are you from:  Doctors DeGuide and Razbadouski were raised in the Chicagoland area.  Sarah Ramirez is…