March! Nutrition Month, Read Across America, CACFP Week and St. Patrick's Day

March is a lovely month - the first day of spring begins, our days get longer with more light and hopefully for those that have been hit by the polar vortex it means there will be a lot of melting snow!  March is also a month filled with fun themes to include in the child care environment such as Read Across America (Dr. Seuss's Birthday), Nutrition Month, St. Patricks Day and CACFP Week.  Below are some fun ideas to help you incorporate these themes into your care this month.

Read Across America/Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Nutrition Month


It's time to share all there is to share about the Child and Adult Care Food Program!

St. Patty's Day


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building