The Desire to Transport

The Desire to Transport

Did you ever notice that children seem to take the oatmeal from the sensory tub and put it on the floor?  Or what about take the laundry from the laundry basket and place it around the room?  Consider the their desire to transport and your life might be changed - like mine!

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

With the arrival of 2016, many of you may have thoughts of self-improvement. I know that collectively, CATS would like to lose 850 pounds over the next 12 months. But as you might guess, that’s pretty unrealistic. That’s the trouble with goals – we often set them so high that they cannot be achieved. We’d like to offer some insight into both goal setting and goal expectations to get your program year off and running.

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CCDBG Update and Announcements

CCDBG Update and Announcements

The states are submitting plans to show how they are going to implement the new changes and the feds are providing guidelines about it.  It's time for you to pay attention and speak up with needed with constructive feedback.  Learn more.

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2015 - A Year in Review

2015 - A Year in Review

2015 was a big year for child care and early education as bipartisan bills were passed, programs were funded and organizations and individuals continue to recognize the impact of a child's development has in their homes, communities and ultimately our nation's future.  Some bulleted points for you!

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Cultivating Healthy Habits from the Start: Farm to Early Care and Education

Cultivating Healthy Habits from the Start: Farm to Early Care and Education

As we ring in the New Year, many adults are thinking about changing their unhealthy ways and making more nutritious choices. It’s also an ideal time to consider creative approaches to helping children develop their own lifelong healthy habits. Whether it’s munching local carrots at snack time, growing herbs on the windowsill or reading a favorite garden book, farm to early care and education (F2ECE) offers exciting opportunities to connect young children to healthy local foods and food and agriculture related education.  

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Military Families

Military Families

Military families experience stressors we don't always consider when we thank soldiers for their sacrifice.  The family unit as a whole can fall victim to irreparable stressors but don't worry, that's where we come in!  Find out what types of stressors they experience, how that can impact a child's development and how we can help.

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2015 California Child Care Portfolio

2015 California Child Care Portfolio

Yesterday, the Child Care Resource & Referral Network published a report, 2015 California Child Care Portfolio, detailing what child care looks like in California "which presents a unique portrait of child care supply, demand, and cost statewide and county by county."

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A Different Kind of Planning

A Different Kind of Planning

This post will look at planning in a different perspective from our previous postings.  While the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day can be hectic in households with young children, in family child care programs it can be almost overwhelming. That’s where planning can be especially helpful.

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