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Father holding his young son.

It is a professional development package designed to support providers with mastery of best practices for working with infants and toddlers.

Child care provider helping a young child attach pieces together.

May is Mental Health Month! Infant mental health refers to how well a child develops socially and emotionally from birth to age 3. Understanding infant mental health is the key to preventing and treating the mental health problems of very young children and their families. It also helps guide the development of healthy social and emotional behaviors.

Child's finger pushing sand into a plastic container to make a block.

If you haven't played with kinetic sand yet, you are missing out on something really fun! There are a variety of reasons why kinetic sand is great for sensory play.