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Month: May 2010

Going on a Nature Walk

May 28, 2010
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Through PNC Grow Up Great with Science, I recently visited the preschool classes of Friends School. I came to share a backyard ecosystem I set up with dirt, rocks, decaying leaves, worms, slugs and pill bugs.  (Pill Bugs are great animals to bring into a classroom, and I’ll write more about them at a later…

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Recent Headlines

May 27, 2010
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“Study Finds That Effects of Low-Quality Child Care Last Into Adolescence” “Good Child Care Has Benefits That Last Into High School-But Free Play Is Important” These headlines are both reporting on the same study. The study was done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development following 1,324 children from one month of…

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Bring on the 2 year olds.

May 8, 2010
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I’ve been spending time with my not-quite-3 year old nephew lately. He lives in Florida so we don’t know each other very well. He starts off every conversation with “Can I go outside?” He has blond, wavy hair and a tiny little face. He does not slow down until he sleeps. He is very polite,…

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The Louisville Half Pint Library Children’s Book Giveaway

May 7, 2010
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Does your nonprofit organization or school need new and gently used children’s books? The Louisville Half Pint Library Children’s Book Giveaway event is Tuesday, May 11th at our Westport Road location from 2-4pm.   Half Price Books 10220 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40241 How will the “Giveaway” event work? All nonprofit organizations, educators, schools, churches, hospitals…

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Survey about Health Insurance

May 6, 2010
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If you are the owner or director of a child care program, please help us plan for the coming year by completing this short survey (less than 5 minutes) about health insurance.   Take the Survey

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Crib Recalls

May 3, 2010
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released two major crib recalls;   The first, 10-211, involves all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress support frames.  The frames can fail, causing partial collapse of the crib.  Although Simplicity is no longer in business, most retailers are cooperating by offering a refund, replacement, or store credit. …

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