Check Out Our January ParentTip on Helping Your Child Get Along with Others!

Your child’s social and emotional development – how your child gets along with others, handles emotions, and expresses thoughts and feelings – is one of the biggest signs of how ready he is to start school. These are all ways of building your child’s social and emotional readiness for school. Every day, you as a parent can help your child grow: Sing to your infant. Tickle him if he likes it. Repeat the things that make him smile and laugh. Include your toddler in family conversations, and in phone conversations with relatives, to help her learn how to talk with grownups.  Give your preschooler chances to play, both alone and with others. Make arrangements for safe playtime with other children.  Please click here  to learn more about our January ParentTip on Helping Your Child Get Along with Others!


Register for Our Upcoming Learning Party Facilitator Training!

Make sure you register for our upcoming Learning Party Facilitator Training!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Arbutus Branch
Baltimore County Public Library
855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus, MD 21227

Participants will receive 3 COK clock hours and will receive the updated Learning Party Curriculum.

This training is open to anyone, but you must be registered to attend. Registration closes on February 1st. 
There is no cost to attend this training.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LearningParty. Registration


Check out our December ParentTip on How to Help Your Child to Grow Healthy and Strong

Your child’s health is the most important thing she has! When your child is healthy, she is ready to learn. There is a lot you as a parent can do to keep it that way such as having regular times for meals and snacks so that your child will grow up eating on a healthy schedule. Eat healthy foods yourself as an example for your child. Make eating healthy foods fun. Offer your child fruit as a snack. You can freeze fruit juice cubes for a treat, or make cookies sweetened with honey rather than sugar. Children who eat too many sugars and fats are likelier to develop health problems later.  Please click here to see more of our December ParentTip on Helping Your Child Grow Healthy and Strong!


New Inclusive Child Care Videos from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Two new videos are now available as a part of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council's ongoing efforts to increase access to child care for children with disabilities. 
Produced by Eddyline Media with funding from the Maryland DD Council, the videos tell the stories of Jayla, Brendan, and Shaun, their families, and the three respective child care providers who use inclusive practices for children with and without disabilities to learn and play together.
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