#gimmefive for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

#gimmefive for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.  Samantha is going to try five new ways to prepare and/or serve fresh fruits or veggies for her family and share her journey with you.  ChildCareInfo.com is also going to share ideas and resources with you so you can take part too, if you'd like! It's the perfect thing to do for the First Lady's #gimmefive challenge.  

Photo Credit: Flickr, Wally Hartshorn

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Revisiting Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Revisiting Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) isn't in the news all of the time anymore but that doesn't mean you should stop paying attention to it.  Roll out to the states has begun and you need to stay educated and share how implementation is going to impact you or understand how this will require us all to make sure we continue to advocate for more funding to child care and early education. 

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Tactile Strawberry Experiences

Tactile Strawberry Experiences

Ideas for finding places to pick fruits and vegetables, especially strawberries in honor of Strawberry month and national strawberry picking day!  Can't make it anywhere to pick a strawberry?  Try some different tactile experiences that have to do with strawberries.

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Worthy Wages for Child Care and Early Ed - Videos

Worthy Wages for Child Care and Early Ed - Videos

Worthy Wage day was May 1st and although that day is over, the advocacy, discussion and education efforts can't stop. Early educators and child care providers deserve livable wages.  Watch the discussion take place and armor yourself with reasons why you deserve better wages.

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Worthy Wage Day and The ECE Workforce

Worthy Wage Day and The ECE Workforce

Child care providers are at the touchstone of our children's crucial development.  Without child care we wouldn't have a current workforce or an adequate future one.  They are molding our children's development at their most vulnerable times.  Providers, you deserve higher wages.

Tomorrow is Worthy Wage Day.  An opportunity to raise awareness about quality wages for quality caregivers.

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From Your Mouth to Their Ears - USDA Needs to Hear It From You

From Your Mouth to Their Ears - USDA Needs to Hear It From You

It's time.  Do it Now.  Comment on the Revise CACFP Meal Patterns.  USDA needs to hear the child care voice.  Help them do that. Get a link, a fast comment and some ideas for personalization.

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