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Smile Starter: DIY Story Stones

Story stones are a great way to practice children’s sequencing, vocabulary and recall skills. Plus, they’re super fun to play with! Spark creativity by making up a story about dinosaurs, or base your story on what children remember about a…
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Smile Starter: Underwater fireworks Activity

What’s not to love about fireworks? They’re bright, beautiful and exciting. If you’re looking for an easy, safe and fun science project to do with firework loving kids, this is one mesmerizing experiment you’ll want to try. Create a whole…
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SEIU Early Educators Apprenticeship

The SEIU Early Educators Apprenticeship *(SEEA) Program is a collaborative project of the Service Employees International Union and the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) that offers in-depth, comprehensive early care and learning trainings to Family Child Care Providers. The SEEA…
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Colorful chalky paint

What kid wouldn’t love to paint your front walk with chalk? It couldn’t be easier to create a chalky paint that goes on wet then dries opaque, just like sidewalk chalk. It’s the perfect activity for budding artists — and…
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What a Difference a BOOK Makes

Did you know that according to the Children’s Literacy Foundation only one book is available to every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods? Compare that to middle-income children who own an average of 13 books each.
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