Monthly Archives: November 2013

Five Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

By |November 27th, 2013|

This Thanksgiving you can do more to help your children understand what it means to be thankful for what they have, and to give back to those less fortunate. Make a pledge this year to do more than just going around the table listing what each person is thankful for and to help your family […]

Trouble in Toyland: A Report on Toy Safety

By |November 27th, 2013|

As your kids start making their holiday wish lists and you prepare to start your holiday shopping, the 2013 Trouble in Toyland report has valuable information to consider and share with those buying gifts for your children.The report focuses on toys that pose a potential toxic, choking, strangulation or noise hazard. For more information and […]

2014 Car Seat Law Changes

By |November 25th, 2013|

Attention parents of toddlers and young kids: there are car seat law changes in 2014.
Starting in January 2014, the new rule states that the LATCH system should no longer be used when the child AND car seat COMBINED weight is over 65 pounds.
This is an amendment to the law instated in 2001 that says that […]

New International School Readiness Resource for Parents

By |November 13th, 2013|

As the parent of two elementary school children, I can still remember wanting to do whatever I could as a parent to prepare my children for school before they entered. In fact, I was looking for creative and fun ideas for activities and experiences for them as soon as I brought them home from the […]

Defining Quality in Child Care

By |November 8th, 2013|

Research has shown that 85% of a person’s intellectual, emotional and cognitive ability is formed by the age of five, according to the Finding Quality Child Care guide published by the Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network. This means that it is extremely important for children’s’ experiences and environments during their first several years […]