Topic: Child Care
Recently, I saw a graphic on Facebook depicting certain states in the USA where there were more people on welfare than working in that state. A couple of days later, I read a post that a friend shared on Facebook, again, about welfare.
I was not surprised at the post, rather, reminded that sometimes it takes a couple nudges for us to see what we’re really seeing. The post was from Mike Huckabee, a former preacher and presidential candidate. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Register now at the best of all camps for your child’s summer fun and learning. RiverView Mounds Summer Camp 2012 serves children from first grade through rising seventh graders with outdoor activities like gardening, hiking, animal care (including horse grooming!), scavenger hunts, nature art, fossil hunting, hay rides, zip lines and team sports. Added benefits are making new friends, great exercise and getting dirty without penalty! Campers play in groups with children of their own age.
Four sessions are available with free bus service to and from camp included. Your child can eat our nutritious lunch prepared in our certified commercial kitchen or can bring his own lunch. With one counselor for every 10 boys and girls, your child’s safety is assured. We have a certified physician assistant and CPR certified staff on hand at all times.
Tennesseans Urged to Make Plans, Stock Supplies for Ice and Snow Conditions
Nashville, TN – Winter weather in Tennessee can change quickly and leave residents dealing with the dangers posed by snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures.
As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage emergency preparedness, the Tennessee Department of Health, Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging Tennesseans to prepare now to stay safe and healthy during wintry weather. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In order to work as a professor at a college or university, a person typically needs to have some type of doctoral degree. If that same individual wanted to teach in a public school, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree would be required, though a master’s degree is often preferred.
But, if a position were to open up in a child care center, catering to infants and toddlers, the applicant would only need to be 18 years old and possess a high school diploma. Dr. Linda Sitton, director of the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance at «Read the rest of this article», finds that a little distressing.
Clarksville, TN - The Emmanuel Center invites youth for an exciting time of fun and enrichment this summer. The goal is to meet the needs of families in the Clarksville, Fort Campbell community. Quality child care for children between 5 and 12 years of age is provided in a Christian atmosphere.
Drop off will begin at 7:30am. Camp will start with devotions each day. Lunch is provided, parents are asked to donate snacks. Structured curriculum will include math and science skills enrichment, music, sports and fitness, Spanish lessons, arts and crafts and more. Children will be encouraged to develop skills in critical thinking. problem solving and discovery of choices and consequences in daily living situations. The last child is to be picked up at 5:30pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Beat the Back-to-School Rush, Get Children Current on Vaccinations
Working families benefit from ARRA funds
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 4,000 children are now enrolled in the Child Care Recovery Scholarship program. This time-limited, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program is helping thousands of families across the state make ends meet by reducing their weekly child care bills.
“This Recovery Act program is already helping provide safe, quality child care to thousands of Tennessee children,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “Our goal has been to reach as many children as possible and encourage families to utilize all the benefits available to them under this program. We encourage any working family that may benefit to talk with their licensed child care provider or area Boys & Girls club for information.”
The $42 million program, designed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, is opened to all licensed child care providers and Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs across the state. The majority of enrollments are in Shelby County, with more than 900 children on the program, followed by Davidson County with 450 children. There are 300 children enrolled in Knox County and 240 in Chattanooga.
Bears do it. Bees do it. Bats do it. And snakes do it.
So why can’t parents of toddlers do it?
I’m talking about hibernating that is.
When Elle-Girl was about eight-months-old I read in one of those parenting magazines that the average age for a child to sleep through the night is six months. I thought to myself that this must have been an isolated study, because my child had never slept through the night. Not once! To prevent ourselves from being total zombies my husband and I committed the “number one cardinal sin of parenting” and we brought our little pink bundle of baby in bed with us. She slept (kinda), my husband slept, and I slept every couple of hours between Elle-Girl waking up to nurse. It worked for us. Everyone was happy. «Read the rest of this article»
Last night after a family dinner out at our favorite pre-baby restaurant, Old Chicago, we thought we would make an attempt to return to post-baby normalcy by going to a book store that we had not ventured into since before Elle-girl was born.
We never took a small baby to this particular book store because we didn’t want to be “those” parents of an obnoxiously loud toddler screaming its head off because it couldn’t get what it wanted, you know the type, the ones that people who don’t have children scoff at ?
We thought that now that our well mannered daughter was a bit older that we would try it. Not taking into consideration that it was 9 p.m. at night, and our toddler is usually curled up in her footie pajamas by this time any other night of the week.
It started off well. She seemed stunningly overwhelmed by the mass majority of her favorite thing in the whole wide world all around her, books!
She was all smiles and all whispers, just like planned! «Read the rest of this article»
The House Democrat Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Democratic state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house.
Competitive Cable & Video Services Act Announced: New bill designed to promote a climate of competition
NASHVILLE (April 10) – On Monday, House and Senate Members announced they had reached a compromise between cable television providers and AT&T, and introduced the “Competitive Cable and Video Services Act.”
“In business, for the consumer to win there has to be competition,” said Chairman Charlie Curtis (D-Sparta). “By creating a climate of competition, this new bill will encourage providers to deliver better quality services throughout Tennessee and spur faster development to underserved areas.”
Under the new bill, competitors would be able to obtain a ten-year state franchise certificate from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) with the requirement that the company must build-out to at least 30% of their existing service area within 3.5 years. Companies would also be required to expand 25% of their total new services to underserved and low-income areas. Failure to meet either of these goals would result substantial financial penalties. «Read the rest of this article»
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