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Winter Safety Tips

As we approach the winter season it is important to make sure we are taking every precaution to make sure our children are being kept safe and out of harms way. Please see the link posted below from the American Academy of Pediatrics with some helpful tips and ideas for the winter season.

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https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Winter-Safety-Tips.aspx

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Getting The Most Out of Parent-Teaching Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are usually short meetings, so how do you get the most out of the concise talk?

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Send an e-mail to the teacher at the beginning of the school year highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Partner

Don’t become defense if something “unflattering but true” is said. Show the teacher you are partnering to help your child succeed.

See Their Work

Ask to see your child’s work. This will allow you to see where your child is progressing and where they may need a little extra help.

Ask

Ask the teacher to explain. Anything you are confused about, speak up and ask. Remember, you are doing this to help your child, so do not feel embarrassed.

Talk

Talk to your child about the conference. Let them know what was discussed and tell them you are proud of them doing their best in school.

This article and more can be found at Huffingtonpost.com

 

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Conscious Discipline

logo (1)Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline.

Conscious Discipline is a longtime leader in the integration of classroom management with social-emotional learning, utilizing everyday events as the curriculum and addressing the adult’s emotional intelligence as well as the child’s. (more…)

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Association for Early Learning Leaders

assnbanner2Formerly known as the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the Association for Early Learning Leaders is the nation’s leader among associations serving child care owners, directors, and administrators. The organization’s goal is to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of the people who lead the child care industry by providing membership services and benefits. (more…)

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Committee for Children

CfClogoA nonprofit working globally to promote children’s social and academic success

“We create research-based social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life. We are a nonprofit. And we’re helping create a world in which children can grow up to be peaceful, kind, responsible citizens. (more…)

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National Association for the Education of Young

naeyc_logoThe National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC expresses its mission in terms of three broad goals:

  • Improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education.
  • Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
  • Building a high-performing, inclusive organization of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.

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Zero to Three

zerotothreelogo_bkNeuroscientists have documented that our earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made. Research and clinical experience also demonstrate that health and development are directly influenced by the quality of care and experiences a child has with his parents and other adults.

That is why at ZERO TO THREE our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. (more…)

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Book Vine

bookvine-logoBook Vine offers a number of services to make reading easy and fun!

We will read to you!

If you are uncertain about the content of the story or unsure how the illustrations will hold up in a group setting, just phone us! We will gladly read the book to you over the phone and do our best to describe the illustrations.

Looking for something we don’t carry?

The Book Vine fills special orders on a daily basis for our customers. All you have to do is ask! (more…)

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Barefoot Books

logoWhen Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland started Barefoot Books in 1992, they were young mothers with four children between them. They wanted to create meaningful, creative careers where they could make a difference in the world, while also keeping their children at the center of their lives. And that’s how Barefoot Books was born. (more…)

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Health Information

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Healthy Child Healthy World Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. They educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

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