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  What is self-care? Many people think self-care is just for afluent people who can afford the goods and services that get marketed to them as self-care.  But self-care is for more than just...Read more
Professional Development (PD) is an important element for anyone responsible for managing staff.  Creating opportunities for PD can be time-consuming and daunting during the best of times, let...Read more
  To say we are living in uncertain times would be the understatement of the century.  Business as usual is anything but usual.  Making decisions about how and when to open your childcare...Read more
While we may not be able to foresee a coming crisis, we can overcome it with the right preparation and handling of the situation. This isn’t something we typically think about on a regular basis...Read more
The COVID crisis has hit us all very hard, especially those on the front lines: healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, food service staff, and so many more.  We all hear the word...Read more
  Homelessness: we know it’s a real issue, but we never think it will affect us or those around us.  The reality is that last year in the US, more than half a million people were without a home...Read more
Working with children and developing little minds may be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.  But managing your program may be another story!!  Like many business managers, you...Read more
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014: Reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program   Overview and Background In 2014, former President Barack...Read more
  The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has issued new WACs (Washington Administrative Code) to take effect August 2019.  These new WACS focus on the...Read more
Want to advance your career in child care?  If you're thinking about earning your Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credentials or maybe you're still just investigating, we hope this guide will...Read more