It’s that time again… spring cleaning! The time when we go into our closets, storage facilities, bookshelves, bathrooms or kitchens, and we pull out items and say “why do I still have this?!”… Continue Reading
What are your thoughts as you drive to work each day? Are they more like: Gee! I can’t wait to get to work so I can….! Or are they more like: Ugh! Wonder what H*#^l am I going to face today???? Which…Continue Reading
In Disney Pixar’s 2001 blockbuster hit movie, Monsters, Inc., viewers were introduced to some of children’s most frightful monsters that come out at night once children are asleep. They crawl out fro…Continue Reading
Who can resist the precious look on a child’s face when they are smiling? Have you ever counted the cost of what it takes to see that on a child? It’s something that most people don’…Continue Reading
Ever wonder about the quality of your child care program? Start by looking just past the front door.
In Alabama, child care is regulated by the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR). If your…Continue Reading
When it comes to the issue of child care, there are many sides: parents should remain home and raise their children until school entry; parents need to work to afford child care but the cost is high …Continue Reading
Among the usual rhetoric and personal attacks during the Presidential debate Monday evening, did you hear the candidates mention “work-life balance and child care?” Fact Checker would say yes that bo…Continue Reading
Would you like to learn more about the state's high-quality First Class Pre-K program?
Do you want to know how you can bring more classrooms to your community?
If you answered “yes” to either q…Continue Reading
Inspections, who likes them? Most people fear inspections due to the thought of potential exposure to less than desirable information. When it comes to children though, wouldn’t you want to know the …Continue Reading
This is an exciting time of the year: Back to School. There is a flurry of activity designed to help children start school prepared. During the recent tax free shopping weekend, the shopping ma…
With active summer activities including swimming and possible exposure to fireworks, this is an important time for parents and caregivers to keep several precautions in mind. First, the screenings…Continue Reading
How often do we really think about how our physical fitness influences not only our lives, but also the lives of our children? We concentrate on our appearance and even how we feel. But do we conte…Continue Reading
February 19, 2015 should be a day to remember for Alabama’s precious children for this is the day when leaders and concerned people came together to learn and discuss how we as a state can do better…Continue Reading
Substantial Increases to Support Pre-K and Child Care Await Final Budget Approval- A Potential Win-Win?
President Obama has taken on several ambitious efforts including overhauling health care, slowing global warming, and addressing college tuition. As his time in office is quickly coming to an end, he…Continue Reading
Houses were filled with chips, dips, wings, pizzas, sodas, football and funny commercials. Yep, Sunday was Super Bowl Sunday.
Some of you had a vested interest in it. Some of you, like me, don’…Continue Reading
“We Make Quality Child Care Happen.” Childcare Resources’ tagline clearly states the purpose that drives our mission To make quality care and education of children happen by providing information,…Continue Reading
Yes, “Safe Sleep.” It’s a topic that can easily be ignored, but definitely should not be pushed aside. It could mean the difference between life and death for an infant—just ask any pa…Continue Reading
That’s right; what is wrong with him! Recently there have been many conversations about this man and his treatment of his young son on network television, social media, in homes and even among strang…Continue Reading
We all know what time of year it is. It’s HOT. Football has returned. Labor Day has passed School bells are ringing. All this means one thing: school’s back in session! Many of us take this time of y…Continue Reading
Field trip day! The children are excited! You, the child care provider? A bit nervous.
If you’ve ever chaperoned a field trip, I’m sure you can relate to this feeling. What if someone wonders off?…Continue Reading
Have you heard? TEMPO is 10 days away!!
Are you excited? WE ARE!!
Last year marke…Continue Reading
“To believe in a child is to believe in the future.” Henry James
Words today have a powerful influence on tomorrow
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt… Continue Reading