October is the Month of...

We've updated the October calendar with dates that might inspire fun and educational things to do with the children!  Listed below are the "October is the month of" topics and this calendar you can find significant days and weeks!  Have activities to share for any of these special days?  Share below!

  • American Cheese Month
  • Apple Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
  • Children’s Magazine Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • International Walk To School Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Arts & Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Pizza Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Vegetarian Month

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 ChildCareInfo.com 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 ChildCareInfo.com.