Giant Flowers

Have you made giant flowers like these?  Upcycle some plastic bottles, wrapping paper rolls and cardboard boxes to make these gems.  The kids can help paint or find the perfect place to put them.

It’s the little things we do that make all the difference. Sometimes that means reusing old materials, other times it...

Posted by LAUP on Monday, July 6, 2015

Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is "Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance early education program quality and capacity by supporting the development of the whole child, growing a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthening family engagement. Create and sustain strategic partnerships and advocate for policies that promote access and program excellence." Learn more here.  

LAUP's Senior Vice President of Programs, Dr. Dawn Kurtz, was named a 2015 Exceptional Emerging Leader by Child Care Exchange.


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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