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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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Smile Starter: Sugar Writing Tray

When it comes to learning the ABCs and 123s, practice makes perfect. However, having kids write letters and numbers with pencil and paper can get a bit repetitive. So why not shake things up (literally) with this fun, yet simple,…
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A Matter of Minutes is all it takes

Thousands of children and families are tragically affected by non-traffic-related incidents with vehicles every year. In May 2014, seven children died in hot cars during a 16-day period in four states. All but one was left by a family member. 
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2016/17 State Budget Agreement Reached

 On June 15, 2016 the California State Legislature passed the budget for fiscal year 2016/17. This year’s budget included robust contributions to a state rainy day fund, funding to address the increasing problem of homelessness in the state, a repeal…
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PNC Bank Volunteers

PNC Grow Up Great® helps prepare America’s youngest learners to achieve success in school and life. In partnership with the creators of Sesame Street®, this initiative provides children with encouragement and resources to help them reach their full potential. 
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