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This project is for the birds

If you and your family enjoy seeing nature outside your window, invite some feathered friends to your yard and get creative at the same time by making a bird feeder with your child.

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Pumpkin treats your kids will love this fall!

For many of us, celebrating the Harvest season means cozy cardigans and lots of pumpkin-themed snacks. While many of the common treats – pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin ice cream – can be packed with sugar, there are many tasty alternatives that your kid (and you!) will not only love to eat but help prepare.

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Virtual paint night – Día de Los Muertos theme

Whether you celebrate Halloween or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the month of October is a time to be festive and get in the spirit of the holiday. California health officials are recommending against trick-or-treat due to COVID-19 but this fun, safe alternative gives you and your children a night to remember without the sugar.

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Catch some sun with this colorful craft

Where we live in southern California, the sun’s rays are out in full effect 284 days of the year. That’s 80 more than the U.S. average! What better way to capture that warmth than with a cosmic sun catcher?

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Ways to Succeed with Virtual Learning

Due to health concerns presented by the novel coronavirus, students of LA and San Bernardino County schools must begin the new school year remotely. Though distance learning will surely challenge parents and students, we at the Child Care Resource Center have some doctor-recommended tips for making the most of this safer home-based option.

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Take the Learning and Fun Outside

Summer is here and our beautiful southern California weather makes it hard to stay inside. While shelter in place is still in effect for Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, you can safely set up activities in your backyard that your children will love! Here’s a list of activities we love because you can use what you have at home and you can change them up weekly.

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