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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 [...]

Meditation in Child Care Homes

Meditation has proven to offer many benefits to one’s health and well-being. Many childcare centers and homes are choosing to practice meditation and mindfulness because of the benefits it offers for young children. When children practice meditation, they are able to better control their emotional responses, become more confident, and learn [...]

Contest: Happy Childcare Provider Appreciation Day!

May 11, 2018 is provider appreciation day - the day that is devoted to showing gratitude and appreciation to the childcare community. One day is not enough to show the enormous amount of appreciation that everyone has for this group of caregivers. Childcare providers have given many years to this profession [...]