Candidate Forum September 4th

Thursday, September 4th-6:30pm
Youngstown sate University, Chesnut Room

As a parent of a young child it is very important that you attend this upcoming groundWorks Candidate Forum. While new brain research shows your child’s brain grows dramatically from birth to age five, and they are learning more now than any other time in their lives, government funding does not adequately support Early Childhood Education programs.

As both a parent of a young child and a professional in the field of Early Childhood Education it is of great concern to me that all of Ohio’s children have access to developmentally appropriate programs. While funding has been increased for at-risk and low income populations, our children are left standing in the gap.

It is proven that lower staff to child ratios are preferred and to achieve optimal ratios, there must be additional funding.

Your child’s Early Care program is laying the foundation for a lifetime of education. Because of the low salaries offered in the field of Early Childhood many degreed teachers move on to other positions. Paying off student loans and continuing to eat is not possible on a salary 50% above the federal  poverty level guidelines.

You may be asking, what can I do? You can attend this upcoming forum to communicate to our legislators that the education of your child is important and that you support their Early Care programs and teachers. Thank you for all you do.

Published in: on August 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

BDC Important Dates Fall 2008

Monday, September 1st- Day Care Closed- Labor Day

Friday, October 31st- Harvest Party- 3:00 to 4:30pm

Thursday, November 27th- Day Care closed -Thanksgiving

Friday, December 19th- Christmas Party 3-4:30pm

Thursday, December 25th- Day Care Closed- Christmas Day

Published in: on August 27, 2008 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Five Love Languages of Children

You may have heard of the Five Love Languages…Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, and Acts of Service. Which love language do you most respond to? Author Gary Chapman has written several books on this topic from various perspectives for singles, couples, and…children! Often times we communicate love in the ways we desire to recieve it rather than in the ways that make those around us feel most loved. This book will help you to identify your child’s primary love language while giving you practical suggestions on how to meet that need. I know you love your kids, so let’s partner this year in learning how to love them in a deeper way.

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 4:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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