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Creating a Fun and Friendly Halloween Environment

During every holiday, child care providers like you make magic happen. There is much more to holiday planning in child care than meets the eye. Behind the scenes you have strategic planning and preparation, decorating, cooking, crafting and much more - all while considering the different personalities you experience on a [...]

2018-10-18T18:45:15+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Childcare Community, Holidays|0 Comments

Fall in Love With These Healthy CACFP Recipes

Fall time is all about warm plates, creamy soups, and beautiful, seasonal vegetables. These delicious and healthy Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) recipes are sure to have you ready to cozy up next to the fire with a good book or movie. Pile your plate with these simple CACFP [...]

How to Handle a Picky Eater

If you are a child care provider, then you have no doubt had to deal with a picky eater or two...or three...or four. It no longer comes as a surprise to you when your child refuses to eat what's on their plate (unless it's full of chicken nuggets). Dealing with picky [...]

The CACFP Provides Value to Your Child Care Business

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) has many benefits, not just for your child care business, but for the children in your care and their guardians. Over 4.2 million children receive healthy meals and snacks as part of the CACFP. This vital food program will promote a healthy lifestyle [...]

Movement in Child Development: Interview with JAMaROO Kids

We had the wonderful opportunity to interview Jamaica Stevens, founder and executive director of JAMaROO Kids. JAMaROO Kids “specializes in developmentally appropriate dance, music, art, and yoga for young children” in child care and school settings. The program actively promotes creativity and movement by offering educational activities through on-site classes, trainings, [...]

Top 5 Children’s Books Child Care Providers Love

Child care providers have great taste! We asked for suggestions from child care providers on children's books, and we received some wonderful recommendations. Child care providers love, teach, and care for so many different children every day. It's no wonder that these books resonate so well with them! Every book [...]