Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming.
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As we are all going through these times of change and uncertainty, remember to talk to your child or children in your care and don’t just avoid the behaviors.
As schools and some child cares close across South Dakota, many parents are left scrambling for child care options.
Parents, it is important to talk to your children about what COVID-19 is and why it is a pandemic so they understand the cancellations and changes in their daily routines. Here are some tips from the CDC to help you talk to your children and how much information to expose them to.
Child and Adult Care Food Program: The At-Risk After-School Snack and Meal Program Providing Nutrition and Enrichment After the School Day Is Over
The At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is a part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that focuses on getting children a nutritious meal after the bell rings. For some, this may fill the gap that may occur from lunch that day until the next morning at breakfast.
New Guidelines on Healthy Beverages for Young Children Keeping Little Ones Healthy Every Sip of the Way
What your child drinks is just as important as the food they eat each day. Recently, new recommendations were released to help parents and caregivers navigate this important time for children.
Childcare outside the home is relatively common in the United States, as a majority of children ages two-to-five attend some type of childcare and spend roughly 30 hours per week in others care. Due to this, both parents and early childhood educators are responsible to ensure children are receiving the nutrition they need for proper childhood development.
Finding a place/provider that will help be a “second parent” and have a major impact on raising your child can be frustrating and challenging at times. I want to give you a few steps to use when starting the search and offer resources to help find quality childcare for your child.
Are you thinking of starting a family daycare or are currently operating a daycare. Many parents and families look for places that are registered and licensed.