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Information On Autism

Every childcare provider at one time or another has cared for a child who seemed different in some way. Behavioral concerns, difficulty transitioning or socializing with other children, and/or delayed speech and language development...

New Dietary Guidelines

To help Americans make healthy choices about their diets, the U.S. government regularly issues a set of guiding principles, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines, which are meant for all healthy Americans over...

Physical Activity for the Toddler

Physical activity is a key ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, and adults often declare that they are going to start being more physically active. Young children, however, are so naturally energetic, that you rarely...

Toddler Food Ideas

“He never eats.” “All she eats is white food.” “He sure won’t eat that.” “I don’t see how she survives because she doesn’t eat enough.” Do these statements sound familiar? If so, then you...

Toilet Training For Toddlers

The toddler years, are often known as the potty training years. Typically, families will begin toilet training while children are between the ages of 18-36 months. Parents and caregivers both want the experience to...

Sun Safety For Toddlers

Three-year-old Jo-Jo knows a lot about sun safety. And he also knows the danger of not protecting his skin when playing outside. “Mommy got sunburned when she was a little girl, and now she...

The B Vitamins

Sarah is a caregiver in the infant room of a childcare program. She has always felt energized by her work but lately has gone home feeling tired and worn-out. In the parent information area,...

Strep Throat

Sore throat is a fairly common complaint in children. Most sore throats are caused by viruses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. However, some sore throats are caused by streptococcal bacteria, or strep throat....