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Month: February 2015

New Mexico Temporarily Expands Childcare Assistance for Low-Income Families

New Mexico Temporarily Expands Childcare Assistance for Low-Income Families

Across the United States, millions of working parents know that finding and accessing childcare resources can be difficult. While numerous studies have shown that high-quality early child education programs can help children become considerably more successful later in life, most people find themselves choosing childcare based on cost and other practical factors instead. However, that could soon change for families in New Mexico: a new program could allow more children to receive government-funded childcare assistance, the state’s latest step in…

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5 Tips for Children’s Birthday Parties

5 Tips for Children’s Birthday Parties

There are many ways to make planning your child’s birthday party easier. If you look online, you can find discount party decorations for birthdays or materials that you might need for a party at home. Delivery options for birthdays will allow you to have these decorations sent directly to your house. You might also be able to get things like cakes, a birthday tee, or rental equipment delivered as well. You can also send invitations online, saving money and time….

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Look Younger Without a Time Machine

Look Younger Without a Time Machine

For many people, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in their skin is a priority as they age. Of course, short of a time machine, there is not yet a way to reverse the aging process altogether. Preventing wrinkles is much easier than removing them, and fortunately, there are many ways to preserve your skin’s smooth appearance for the future. One of the easiest ways to prevent the formation of wrinkles is to avoid direct sunlight. While that…

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Vermont Performing Arts Center Puts On an Autism-Friendly Schoolhouse Rock

Vermont Performing Arts Center Puts On an Autism-Friendly Schoolhouse Rock

Teaching special needs children with autism spectrum disorders has always been somewhat of a challenge. Children with autism have an array of special needs ranging from social and communcational challenges to an inability to tolerate certain sounds or bright lights. To offer even more learning resources for children with autism, the Flynn Center in Burlington, VT is taking a unique approach. On Sunday, Feb. 15, the performing arts center will turn down the lights and lower the volume for its…

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5 Questions That Can Help You Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child

5 Questions That Can Help You Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child

Given the numerous studies that have shown the positive effects of high-quality early childhood education, there’s really no debate as to whether the benefits of pre kindergarten or preschool exist. The question, then, is how to choose the best preschool program for your child. One of the best ways you can do that is by asking the right questions when you interview preschool directors. Here are five you won’t want to forget: What Is the School’s Educational Philosophy? It’s a…

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President’s Budget for 2016 Offers Promising Suggestions for Child Care

President’s Budget for 2016 Offers Promising Suggestions for Child Care

On February 2, the White House officially released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Comprised of 1,000 pages and summarized by the Administration in 312 pages, the proposal focuses on a number of things President Obama discussed in his State of the Union Address. As a result, early child education has emerged as a clear focus: the budget offers a number of initiatives that could have a significant impact on child care assistance for parents and companies with employer…

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