Child Care Providers and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Child care providers, you are now eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine! Regardless of age, all teachers, school support staff, and licensed child care providers in San Bernardino County can make an appointment at any existing vaccine distribution site. This includes county or state public health sites, pharmacies, grocery stores, physician’s offices, or the hospital. […]

Don’t miss out on the California Earned Income Tax Credit

Tax season is officially upon us and the deadline has been extended to Monday, May 17th! There are two important tax credits that all California working families should be aware of: the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and the Young Child Tax Credit. These credits, in addition to the federal (EITC), can actually give […]

Sharing the fun of Valentine’s Day

To us, February always seems like a needed break in what can feel like a long winter season. With the warmth of Valentine’s Day and the promise of spring right around the corner, it’s a cozy month just made for family crafts, good songs, and easy-going treats. “It’s You I Like” from Mr. Rogers is […]

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

About The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) The interactions between a teacher and a child are vital to a child’s learning and development. Research and developmental theory indicates that these interactions in early childhood classrooms, along with the overall learning environment, is foundational to learning. The quality of teacher-child interactions is assessed using the Classroom […]

Hit Restart Anytime of the Day

There is nothing like a fresh start, a blank page, or the first month in a whole new year. It doesn’t have to take a major moment to feel that fresh-start energy, you can create it even in the midst of schedules and routine with simple new activities and stories the whole family can take […]

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Training

About The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third addition (ASQ-3) is a screening tool that has been used by child care providers and parents for over 20 years to determine how children are developing, their strengths, and areas where they may need additional support. The questionnaire looks at specific areas […]

Relief Opportunities

Just for YOU! Extended Breath Welcome to December! Last month we talked about mindfully breathing and checking in with yourself for 3 to 4 minutes. This month we’re taking it to 5 whole minutes with a new extended breath activity and we can’t think of a better time for it than right now. The extended […]

Hello, December

Activities to Do Together One benefit of living in Southern California is the weather. We don’t experience the freezing cold or snowstorms that other parts of the country do which means we can play outside almost all year round. However, if you want to bring a sense of winter wonderland into your home, we have […]

Just for YOU! Taking a Breath

The holiday season has officially arrived! This can be a stressful time for a variety of reasons and this year brings new challenges that may add to that stress. Our Just for YOU monthly moment offers a new stress management tool through the practice of mindfulness. Remember, mindfulness is the concentrated effort to check in […]

Practicing Thankfulness This Season

And, just like that, the holiday season is here! With Thanksgiving just about a week away, we’ve lined up a few crafts and festive activities to embrace this special time of year. Try your hand -literally- at an autumn handprint tree, work together with your family to make and fill up a thankful jar, and […]

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