On October 20, 2015, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, YWCA Rockford, Patrick Daniels, a representative of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, will present a radon workshop specifically designed for licensed day care facilities.
Lallygag Boutique is a fun little boutique in the Miracle Mile district of Rockford, IL, nestled between a shabby chic home decor shop and a flower shop. We are best known for hand-picked, adorable weekend wear at affordable prices. And, awesome customer service!
There is a reason why children, after playing outside or going on a walk, return with pockets filled to capacity with rocks of different shapes and sizes. Rocks, well, rock. These found treasures can be used in a literacy-supporting and inexpensive way for the kids in your life.
Meet the owner of Wearever Mobile Boutique, one of the merchants you’ll find at Wine, Women & Purses, October 1.
It’s 5:00 p.m. and my 2-year-old is walking out of daycare holding the cucumber she picked herself from my provider’s garden. Me: Wow, did you pick that? Her: Yeah! It’s a big one, not a little one! The ‘potatoes’ (tomatoes) are not red yet. How wonderful that I’ve found a child care provider who gardens…
As the new school year approaches and we consider the flu, sore throats, lice… there is an ongoing topic that is extremely important to our children’s well-being, living a healthy life. Changing the pattern of the American child’s lifestyle has become a pressing and daunting task. The percentage of children in the US who were obese increased from “7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012,” (CDC, Apr 24, 2015). If we are going begin to reverse this detrimental trend, we’re going to have to look at how and when it begins.
Incorporating a pet into your program can easily create or recreate the experiences of nature indoors, and reflect your own program philosophies and individuality. Center, Preschool, and Family providers can make choices based on facility type and size, location, allowance by governing boards and, most importantly, personal preference and individual passions.
What does the July 30, 2015 IDHS payment notice mean to CCAP clients and providers? CCAP Child Care Centers and networks as well as in-home providers payment and processing information.
The basic human rights and even the economic evidence of empowering girls seem obvious; but the challenges and discrimination are often distant from an American perspective – or less obvious in our own culture. “I Am A Girl” follows the stories of six girls from cities around the globe, chronicling their experiences and challenges as they come of age in within a variety of cultures.
As the Child Care Solutions Literacy Specialist, I’ve been able to help parents and child care providers use this “monkey see, monkey do” phenomenon to their advantage—as a way to introduce and encourage a love of reading into their homes and centers.