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Child care is a unique partnership between a family and a provider which needs open communication and trust. Child care providers care for and educate other people’s children on a regular and …

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As the weather cools and activities move indoors, now is the perfect time to pick up a new board game (or two) for your family. Knowing where to start with board games can be overwhelming – an…

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Some people love crafting, and some people hate it. Whichever category you fall into, it’s a safe bet that your kids love playing with you, regardless of the activity. So, why not encourage fa…

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This summer I received an email from the state library announcing an opportunity for rural librarians to write a letter, demonstrating they could put $5,000 dollars to good use, helping childr…

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Finding appropriate and affordable child care can be very challenging. In-home child care providers deserve to be paid appropriately and have expenses that are frequently not factored into pri…

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Finding child care these days isn’t easy, so we’ve curated a list of child care centers and preschools to help you get started. Please note that unlicensed, in-home child care is not included,…

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Has your child ever brought home an art project that you couldn’t identify? Or maybe you knew what it was, but it didn’t look the way you thought that it should? I promise it is okay. And here…

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Preschool isn’t what it used to be, and navigating programs, rules, and eligibility can be a challenge for parents.

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What if they cry? What if none of their friends are in their class? What if they get tired? What if they get hungry? What if they do not like their teacher?

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If you’re anything like me, the idea of eating a school lunch gives you flashbacks to a hair-netted lunch lady slapping a giant scoop of some watery mystery meat on a school lunch tray. Fear n…

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As summer wanes, it can be tempting to coast into the coming school year. But there’s still a little vacation time left and with COVID restrictions finally at a minimum across Oregon, how abou…

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UPDATE: Just as Parent was going to press, Governor Brown announced that K-12 schools statewide would require masks indoors, in accordance with CDC guidance. With the rise in delta variant cas…

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It’s summertime, and that means hot, cranky kids (and parents). I’ve curated some easy and really tasty frozen treats that are (relatively) healthy and great for an afternoon snack. Adults wil…

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Camps are back (mostly) and there are a lot of choices to keep your kids busy this summer.

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Pick programs that actively engage your little watchers and don’t let the tube replace play.