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by Administrator | April 26, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

How soon is too soon to learn about collaboration?  Most babies get their first inkling of teamwork by the time they’re 6 months old, old enough to enjoy a rousing exchange of peek-a-boo. “From our earliest years, collaboration builds our critical thinking capabilities and introduces us to different ways of solving a problem as we […]

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by Administrator | April 24, 2017 | Holiday Activities

How many of these intergalactic facts do you know? Click the image to view printable PDF.

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by Administrator | April 19, 2017 | Holiday Activities

Go green this Earth Day and make adorable turtle herb planters by recycling empty fruit cups! Materials: Cleaned empty fruit cup Green paint Paintbrush Potting Soil Hot glue gun Green pom poms (one large, four small) Wiggly eyes Herb seeds Instructions: Paint inside of the fruit cup green Using hot glue, place the large green […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | April 5, 2017 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Can you think of one single activity that you can do with your toddler, preschooler, or school-age child that includes experiences in math, science, and reading, and builds confidence all at the same time? You don’t need to be an expert in child care education to implement this amazing learning experience—all you need is a […]

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by Administrator | March 31, 2017 | Recipes

Introduce some tropical flavors into your family’s dinner with this recipe for Aloha Chicken from our Grow Fit menu! Click the image below to view the full PDF. Want more healthy Grow Fit recipes? Check out our recipes tab here.

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by Administrator | March 30, 2017 | Get to Know Our Staff

Meet Ms. Tiffany, Lead Preschool Teacher at our Childtime location in Mansfield, OH. She studied child development in school, is a certified nanny and is currently attending the University of Cincinnati to obtain her associate’s degree. Read our Q&A with Ms. Tiffany to learn more about her!   Tell us some more about your background […]

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by Administrator | March 24, 2017 | Recipes

Even though spring has sprung, the weather is still chilly across many parts of the country. On days when temps dip a little too low, cook up this warm and healthy turkey chili from our Grow Fit menu! Click the image below to view the full printable PDF.   Click here for more Grow Fit […]

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by Administrator | March 17, 2017 | Recipes

With so many yummy spices, this pollock recipe isn’t just super flavorful, it’s also easy to make and packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids! Click the image below to view the printable PDF.   For more delicious and nutritious recipes, be sure to check out our recipes tab!

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by Administrator | March 8, 2017 | Child Development

We all know that kids can be picky eaters. Sure, we want and hope for little foodies, willing to eat anything and everything put in front of them, but it’s usually not that simple. However, we don’t think it’s impossible. With a little time and effort—and a whole lot of parental patience—you can encourage healthy […]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 8, 2017 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Most of us know the research about how important it is to read with children every day. And most of us have every intention of doing that. However, day to day life, with all of its tasks and distractions can get in the way of realizing our best intentions. Therefore, purposefully scheduling time to read […]

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