You’re Going to Want to Make Room on Your Child’s Bookshelf For the Latest Award-Winning Books

Make some room on your kiddo’s bookshelf! The American Library Association just announced the 2016 youth media award winners, and there’s something for every young reader on the list. Read through for 29 award-winning books — from illustrated children’s reads to young adult novels — that could potentially become your child’s new favorite! Read the […]

20 Thanksgiving Kids’ Crafts

Keep your little pilgrims happily crafting in the weeks leading up to the big event and during your Turkey Day get-together with our fun Thanksgiving kids’ crafts. Open Gallery 

7 Tips For Making Your Child’s Visit to the Dentist Easy

Visiting the dentist isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list, but you can make it an easy experience when it comes to your kids. I knew that sitting still while someone probed her mouth with shiny and interesting tools would be a challenge for my daughter. But having healthy teeth is big in our household, […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. […]

5 Things No One Ever Told You About Raising a Toddler (but You Need to Know)

by Rebecca Gruber Sometimes parenting books feel like they’re a dime a dozen — a handful cross my desk each week promising to provide the definitive method for raising sweet, well-adjusted tots — spoiler alert: few actually do. But when I learned that Dr. Tovah Klein, a mother of three and the director of the […]

6 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Homework

Kids don’t exactly eagerly anticipate homework, do they? Mom Lisa B. says she butts heads with her 10-year-old daughter nearly every evening about doing the work. “What should I do to get her more interested?” she asks the Circle of Moms community. While turning homework into a positive experience might sound like an insurmountable task, […]

Join Our Team!

JOIN OUR TEAM! The Children’s Center is looking for full time teachers to join our team. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. A high school diploma or GED. Must have completed 45 hour course. Compassionate about working with children and making each day fun. Flexible schedule as hours will vary. Come in […]

Kids in Hot Cars: Heatstroke Facts

KIDS IN HOT CARS HEATSTROKE FACT SHEET   Vehicles heat up quickly.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other safety advocates and academic institutions have recognized the safety threat heatstroke poses for leaving children in hot cars.  Here are the key facts.   Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children […]

What is Pre-K?

— National Association for the Education of Young Children Perhaps you have heard about the pre-K movement. It’s been discussed in journals, featured on TV reports, and talked about at trainings and advocacy sessions. Even in this year’s presidential and gubernatorial races, you’re likely to hear the candidates debating how much support or expansion pre-K […]

Back to School: Getting Your Kids Emotionally & Mentally Ready

Heading back to school can inspire a wealth of emotions from kids and parents alike, from anxiety over meeting new students and teachers to excitement over purchasing new supplies and clothing. While every family approaches the back-to-school process a bit differently, there is a common thread running through nearly every household in the nation this […]