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As of January 12th, Child Care Providers have been moved up to be included among essential workers that are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine. Find out more about how to register yourself and/or your staff!

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We’re living through unprecedented and challenging times and it’s more important than ever to practice gratitude. Teaching and practicing gratitude in children at a young age can help them grow up to be happier adults. Read more about strategies that can help inspire gratitude.

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COVID times are hard times. You and your family face stressors that none of us imagined. In the midst of our adult responsibilities, we can forget that children are also experiencing extraordinary stress. Their world, too, has been upended. What can we do to stay strong? And how can we help our children stay healthy and well?

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As a childcare provider, are you aware of the potential lead dangers that may be lurking in your childcare facility? National Lead Poisoning Prevention week is October 25th to 31st and exists to prevent childhood lead exposure!

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Lunch Box Mealtime Basics
Saturday, September 12th
9-11 AM (PT) 10-12 (MT)
**You MUST pre-register to attend**

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It is not recommended to use breathing machines in childcare centers during COVID-19

We've all been through the first wave of COVID-19, here is a sample contingency plan if a second wave is experienced.

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While enduring the long bone-chilling nights of winter, Idahoans eagerly anticipate the arrival of the warm, blue sky days of summer. Unfortunately, the Summer of 2020 will undoubtedly be vastly different to the one longed for in winter. Due to COVID-19, summer activities will be altered from summers past.

Make sure your bleach and hand-sanitizers meet recommended ingredient standards for your safety and the safety of your business.