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Month: April 2010

Grass Sock Pets

April 29, 2010
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Spring is in full swing, and there are so many wonderful opportunities to explore it with the children in your life.  One great activity I learned last week, when visiting Rose Schum’s classroom at Dawson Orman Education Center, was how to make Grass Sock Pets. They are very simple and easy to make, but an…

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

April 28, 2010
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I cringe everytime I read or hear about increasing the child care standards. Of course I’m in favor of children having the very best environments possible and the best prepared teachers. But I don’t think that is neccessarily what we get when we raise licensing standards.   We have been attempting to increase the quality…

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Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

April 26, 2010
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May 7, 2010 is national Child Care Provider Appreciation Day.  The day was designated in 1966 as a way to recognize the often overlooked child care work force and is celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day. A good child care teacher is a cross between a teacher, nurse, nutritionist, social worker, speech…

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Growing Creative Thinkers

April 26, 2010
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Children thrive in an open-ended environment, one in which they can explore how the world works and how to express their ideas through drawing, creating art, movement, music, writing, graphing, and playing. Subtle shifts in your daily routine can create an environment where experimentation happens, where questions can be asked and answers given without worrying…

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Today is Staff Appreciation Day at 4-C.

April 21, 2010
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For most of the businesses in the country, it was Administrative Professionals Day(aka, Secretary’s Day) . But, last year, our Administrative Professional staff decided they wanted to turn this into a day when all 4-C staff are shown appreciation, not just the clerical staff.   As Martha Stewart would say, It’s a Good Thing. In…

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So here we are starting a 4-C blog.

April 20, 2010
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When I came to 4-C in 1990 I didn’t have a computer. I certainly didn’t have one in my child care center I ran for the 12 years before making the transition to 4-C. But, as with most of us in the U.S., I have gone from no computer to seeing them as an essential…

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Good news you can use from our friends at Insuramax, Inc.

April 16, 2010
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President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE ACT) on March 18, 2010.  The HIRE ACT was enacted to foster job growth through immediate tax incentives to employers who hire formerly unemployed or part- time workers.  The HIRE Act: *Offers tax breaks to covered employers for hiring qualified individuals in 2010 on…

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