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Month: January 2012

“Here is an “Oh so true” Top Ten list of perks of being a child care program Director as published in Child Care Exchange.

January 31, 2012
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Perks of Being a Director December 29, 2011 10.  Having beautiful, young children in your life Monday through Friday, but your evenings and weekends are free. 9.  The first to know the current children’s fever/cold/flu symptoms. 8.  Your ECE administrative abilities include junior plumbing skills — i.e. you’ve never met a toilet you couldn’t unclog.…

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100 days of School

January 26, 2012
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In most school systems, the 100th day of school occurs during January. This can be a reason to celebrate for teachers and children alike. It’s fairly common to think of January being the beginning of the end of the school year. Some children and teachers even begin counting how many days left. So, when you…

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Frost Paint

January 24, 2012
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Want to add a little science to your art? Try making Frost Paint! The recipe is simple –water and Epsom salt- but the result is amazing. Crystals will form right before your eyes! Add ½ cup Epsom Salt (found in the pharmacy section) to ½ cup boiling water. That’s it! Boiling the water is the…

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Earned Income Tax Credit Can Put Money in Your Pocket

January 19, 2012
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Get the EITC Pennies widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) You could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS – as much as $5,751. If you earned less than $49,078 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year, you may qualify for the Earned…

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2012
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I had the opportunity to read the book, The Help, recently. January is when the country celebrates the birth of Dr Martin Luther King, JR, so it seems fitting to talk about where we were, where we are, where we still need to go. Needless to say, this book brought back terrible memories of a…

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Ice Explorations

January 12, 2012
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Ice explorations are wonderful science experiments for children. Watching something change through freezing and thawing, adding salt to alter the way it melts, and dripping colored water on it to see the path the drips take, all provide engaging ways for children to play with science. Try freezing small objects in ice cubes and give…

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New Year

January 4, 2012
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Happy New Year to everyone. In many ways, a new year brings hope for brighter days. For some, it’s the beginning of the end. How, you may ask? Gone are the days of rich foods, parties, feasts, and unreasonable resolutions begin to fill the brain. There is a tendency to start out like gangbusters, making…

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