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Children Pool Safety For 4th of July Weekend

by on July 1, 2020 0

Fourth of July weekend is only a few days away and with fireworks shows getting cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns, more people may find a home pool to cool off and celebrate. However, to do so safely, it’s important to remember the ABC’s of water safety. A: Active Adult Supervision B: Barriers – make...

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Should Your Child Wear a Face Mask?

by on June 29, 2020 0

As Arizona cities and school districts make rules when it comes to face coverings, how should you talk to your kids about pandemic safety? Two Valley doctors have some recommendations when it comes to those tough, but necessary conversations.  “As far as older kids are concerned, I think that’s an opportunity for parents to...

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Childcare Is No Small Matter

by on June 23, 2020 0

“No Small Matter” is a feature length documentary film about the benefits of childcare and early education. You can stream it for free on June 25th from home. According to a press release, “No Small Matter is built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences....

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Pediatric Experts Warn Against Delaying Well-Child Visits

by on June 10, 2020 0

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant drop in well-child visits resulting in delays in vaccinations, delays in appropriate screenings and referrals and delays in anticipatory guidance to assure optimal health, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Families with children have had to drastically adjust their lives to help protect them...

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Books To Help Children Understand Racism

by on June 8, 2020 0

Racism, police brutality and civil disobedience are topics that some parents might feel overwhelmed to discuss. Experts say that it is OK not to have all the answers. However, it is a very important conversation to have and is essential to address them. “Not talking about it sends a message that maybe what children are feeling...

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Arizona Department of Education Releases Guidelines On How To Safely Reopen Public Schools

by on June 1, 2020 0

On Monday, the Arizona Department of Education guidelines for all Arizona public schools on how exactly to reopen safely after the coronavirus pandemic closures. “Because experts are continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and the conditions surrounding the crisis are continually evolving, this guidance will likely change, be amended or augmented,” the document reads. “Roadmap for...

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