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Safe Sleep Practices for Infants

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida helps Floridians understand, among other things, “the importance of creating safe sleep environments for infants.” They’re a great resource for ordering materials to give to families, teaching your staff safe child care practices, and finding information on important initiatives like Child Abuse Prevention and Healthy Families.   Babies sleep safest when they are alone, on their backs, in a crib in the parents’ room for the first year … Read more

What Makes a Quality Preschool?

Wondering what a high-quality preschool looks like? Are your teachers: Warm and caring, taking the time to get to know each child and family well? Helping children learn how to play, work together, and make friends? Planning activities so that all children can join in? Including every child’s family, language, and culture in the program? Check out this article from NAEYC to see what areas teachers should focus on in their classroom to help children … Read more

Zero to Three Provides Early Learning Resources for Families & Providers

Zero to Three’s mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. It is their goal to build a community of resources for the families and caregivers of infants and toddlers. From their website: “We play a key role in ensuring that babies and toddlers get a strong start in life by: Supporting parents with practical resources that help them connect more positively, deeply and continuously with their babies Working with policymakers to … Read more

Talk With Me Baby

Talk With Me Baby is an organization which builds on the importance of language and talking to babies in the first year of life. From the Talk With Me Baby website: “The team behind Talk With Me Baby™ is a collaboration of six leadership organizations, all working to bring the concept of language nutrition into public awareness and educate caregivers on the importance of talking with their baby every day, in an effort to close … Read more