Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
Take a moment to say
In May, there are two special days to celebrate the wonderful, skilled individuals who educate and care for young children. These are days to say a special thank you to family and group family child care providers, teachers and directors in child care centers, and school age staff for the love they bring to their jobs every day. Children thrive under their care and teaching.
May 8, 2018
Teacher Appreciation Day
May 11, 2018
Provider Appreciation Day
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#3 What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety
Learn to recognize the warning signs of anxiety disorder and help your kid keep social media use healthy and productive.
From cyberbullying to FOMO to cruel comments, social media can be a land mine for kids. Issues we parents never had to worry about, such as an intimate photo texted to the entire school or Instagram videos of a birthday party we weren't invited to, are now a risk for many tweens and teens. With kids' digital well-being a concern, researchers are exploring potential links between social media and
the rise in teen suicide rates
loss of real-life social skills
. And many parents are wondering: Is social media causing my kid to have anxiety?
Real Life Challenges of getting child care
"I thought I was supposed to be so joyful. I had a healthy, beautiful, wonderful baby, but I was terrified. I was terrified how I would make ends meet."
That's the story of one of three moms who are featured in a new video, "Child Care Is Hard but It Doesn't Have to Be," released by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC).
Bring Yoga into Your Home or Your Child's Child Care Program
Yoga has become quite a mainstream activity for adults but children can do yoga too. Yoga at an early age sculpts young minds and bodies, and gives tools that will enhance and support children to be balanced, creative and calm individuals. Check out our video below to view some simple ways to practice yoga with your children.
The weather is finally getting warmer and children now have more time to play outside. Warm sunny days are wonderful, but children are especially vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation.
Check in with your caregiver about their sun-protection practices to ensure that children are protected from the sun while enjoying the outdoors.
Children are at greater risk for sun exposure because the outer layer of skin is thinner and they have more skin relative to their body mass. Therefore, a sunburn will cover more area and be more harmful. Sunburns are more than uncomfortable; they are also a major risk factor for melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer from sun exposure is significantly increased by time spent in the sun during childhood. Therefore, child care programs and parents need to work together to practice sun safety.
Here are a few Sun Safety Guidelines
Click here for Sun Safety: Information for Parents About Sunburn & Sunscreen from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
to read How Can I Protect My Children From The Sun? from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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What's happening at the Council
2018 Annual Awards Breakfast
Friday, May 18, 2018
Tarrytown, New York
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Captain Lawrence Brewery
Elmsford, New York
Council Office Closings
Monday, May 28, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018, 3pm
We're looking for a few good women & men
Come to work at the Child Care Council and make a difference in the life of a child. We currently have the following openings:
For more information contact Juanita Pope at 914-761-3456 ext. 106 or
: Sundays in May from 10am-2pm
: Bronx River Parkway
: Friday, May 4th, 4:00-5:00pm
: Harrison Public Library
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White Plains Parent Skills Coaching
5/1/18 to 5/15/18
Peekskill Parent Skills Coaching
5/11/18 to 6/8/18
Yonkers Parent Skills Coaching
5/15/18 to 6/19/18
Mount Vernon Parent Skills Coaching
6/2/18 to 6/16/18
Avocado Fries with Lime Dipping Sauce
- 8 Ounces (2 small) avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 wedges
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 1/4 teaspoons lime chili seasoning salt
For the lime dipping sauce:
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lime chili seasoning salt
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the air-fryer 390F degrees.
. Place egg in shallow bowl. On another plate, combine panko with 1 teaspoon lime chili seasoning.
. Season avocado wedges with 1/4 teaspoon lime chili seasoning. Dip each piece first in egg, and then in panko.
. Spray both sides with oil then transfer to the air fryer and cook 7 to 8 minutes, turning halfway. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
. Preheat the oven to 425F, follow directions above and bake on a sheet pan until golden and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.