April Planning

Originally published in  the "What's New With the Child Care Community" Newsletter.

Finalizing your April activities?  Sometimes we can be inspired by the special days on the calendar!  For each special day below, we found some sort of activity you could do with your children.

For the whole month...
National Autism Awareness Month - 6 ideas to bring awareness to autism within your program or family ranging from joining a walk to doing crafts or reading books.
National Poetry Month
National Library Week (April 9-15)
National Parks Week (April 15-23)
Week of the Young Child (April 24- 28)

Kid Activities also has a long list of activities you can do on these days.


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.