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Give yourself and those around you a lot of grace right now. The days are long and we are all exhausted. Be kind and compassionate but remember, “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

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We all know life looks very different during a pandemic and changes what our day-to-day routines are within a child care center/program. What were best practices before may be a bit different during a pandemic. IdahoSTARS encourages ALL child care providers to follow CDC guidance on how to reduce risk within your programs and prevent transmission.

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One of the most important components of infant brain growth and development is sleep! Read more about safe sleep practices, developmental differences in sleep, and creating a positive sleep environment for children.

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Children are not alone in contracting illnesses: Infectious diseases are the most common health and safety risk for child care professionals.