Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

As a parent, you work hard to keep your baby healthy, by giving lots of love… providing healthy foods. Keeping little hands, feet, and faces clean. Getting plenty of physical activity, and vaccination. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious diseases by age...
Know the Signs Act Early

Know the Signs Act Early

Links to additional resources: Learn the Signs – Act Early 2 months 4 months 6 months 9 months 1 year 18 months 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years Download the milestone checklists Information about Milestone Tracker Link to Growth...

Keeping Kids Safe on Wheels

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Positive Parenting

Let’s face it…parenting is not always easy.  Sometimes it seems a next to impossible task to consistently get your child to be nice to others, share, follow a consistent schedule and adhere to simple requests and instructions.  Losing your temper, resorting to yelling...

Planning the Family Vacation – Dream or Disaster

As sunny days and blue skies replace the cold, dreary days of winter, we often begin to dream of summer and a family vacation.  The options for great family vacations vary from travel far from home to just staying home and enjoying a “staycation.”  Either can be great...
Summertime Safety for Babies

Summertime Safety for Babies

Every new parent enters their first summer season with a certain amount of reservation.  With so many things to be wary of, combined with the natural anxiety of being a new parent, it can be challenging to be confident about one’s capabilities.  As any parent will...
Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed...
Key Facts About Influenza (FLU)

Key Facts About Influenza (FLU)

What is Influenza (also called Flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is...
Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

Children and Stress – Avoiding a Holiday Meltdown

The holidays are a stressful time for even the best-adjusted adult. The holiday season for young children is almost a certain situation to cause the toddler meltdown. Think about the way your child sees the holiday season. First of all, the stores where he is used to...
Home Fire Escape Plan

Home Fire Escape Plan

An important safety event that takes place on a regular basis in every child care business is a “fire drill.”   Each childcare center must have an evaluation plan for all children and staff. Each year when fire or smoke requires a child care facility or school be...

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