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by Administrator | August 25, 2016 | Child Development | Safety and Security

This school year, arm your children with some important safety tips for surfing the web and posting on social media. Review this list with them so they may develop a solid understanding of what is acceptable to do online. This way, you can rest assured knowing that they are browsing the Internet safely and they will be […]

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by Administrator | August 26, 2015 | Nutrition | Safety and Security

By Colette Martin Approximately 8% of our children now have food allergies – that’s an average of two in every classroom. Food allergies have reached epidemic proportions (having grown 50% between 1997 and 2011), and it has changed the way we need to think about food in the classroom. Whether your child with food allergies is […]

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by Administrator | July 30, 2015 | Safety and Security

by Tired Mom Tésa As a tech blogger and mom I’m always concerned about my children’s safety, whether it’s online, offline, or out and about. With back-to-school around the corner it’s a good time of year to re-evaluate what methods we have in place to address these concerns. Thankfully there is a lot of tech out […]

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by Administrator | March 23, 2015 | Nutrition | Safety and Security

By Emia Oppenheim, PhD, RD, LD Playdates are a corner stone to building children’s self-confidence and independence. Play dates at friends’ houses provide a chance for a child to strengthen their social muscles in a safe setting.  But for parents with children that have allergies or those who are thinking of hosting a child with allergies, […]

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by Learning Care Group | May 21, 2013 | Safety and Security

The way we, as parents and caregivers, respond to children’s questions and worries will help them through difficult times and teach them to cope during future challenges.  We wanted to provide you with information to help you recognize signs of stress in children and offer you suggestions for helping children manage stress. Helping Children Cope […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | January 14, 2013 | Safety and Security

What works during a fussy bath-time at your house?

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by Learning Care Group | December 20, 2012 | Safety and Security

What is the best piece of advice you can offer for traveling with small children?

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by Learning Care Group | December 14, 2012 | Safety and Security

Dear Friends, As both a mother and CEO of more than 900 schools committed to educating and caring for children across the country, my heart breaks for those impacted by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. Our deepest condolences go out to the students, parents, teachers and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary and […]

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by Joan Lessen-Firestone, Ph.D. | June 2, 2011 | Safety and Security

By Joan Firestone, Ph.D. No parent wants their child to become a bully or the victim of a bully. But bullying continues to be a dominant safety issue in our schools and communities. It is, in fact, the most common form of violence in our society, and between 15 and 30 percent of public school […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | May 25, 2011 | Safety and Security

We were at the park, and my shy 3-year-old was having fun by himself in the sandbox. When a bunch of kids came over, I held my breath — because I knew Jacob would rather have the box to himself. He bravely offered to share his shovel with one of them, who proceeded to knock […]

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