Art by Dr. Nirali Dubal Spring Art Show for SAFEchild: Child Abuse Prevention Month
Spring Art Show for SAFEchild: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This national month of awareness is meant to share the importance of working together as a family unit and as a community to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, collaborates to provide prevention services and support to […]

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preschool little girl (2-3 years) in Montessori classroom engaged sensory wooden puzzle activity. 10 fingers, Fine motor skills, Montessori method, Child development, Early education
Fine Motor Skill Development for Kids

An important part of early childhood development is gaining motor skills, both fine and gross. The two types of motor skills are movement-based but differ by the muscle groups that are worked.  Fine motor skills: Fine motor skills work the smaller muscle groups that are found in children’s wrists, hands and fingers.  Gross motor skills: […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month each year as part of an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Making informed food choices, developing healthy eating habits and physical activity are the pillars of National Nutrition Month.  Personalize Your Plate  This year’s National Nutrition Month initiative is Personalize Your Plate. Because […]

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Cute toy sitting on the potty
Toilet Training Basics

Toilet training with your child might seem like a big feat, but if you wait until your child is emotionally and physically ready, the process can be a little easier on both the child and parent. Your toddler should be able to understand what the feeling of needing to use the bathroom means, they should […]

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Little beautiful girl brushing teeth, healthy concept
February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is recognized as Children’s Dental Health Month. Good oral hygiene and dental health habits are formed early in a child’s life. Make brushing teeth together a fun activity and help your child understand the importance of keeping clean teeth. We’re highlighting the importance of toothbrushing, good oral care and other tips for keeping a […]

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Building Self-Esteem for Children

It is usually pretty easy to pick up on when your child is feeling great about themselves or if they are feeling down or discouraged. Your child’s self-esteem plays a big role in character development. Their emotional, social and behavioral health correlates directly with the way they handle the pressure and challenges that life presents. […]

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mom putting face mask on child
A Guide to Masks and Face Coverings for Children

So much has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached the US. We now know more than ever about coronavirus symptoms, treatment, and prevention. But no matter how much has changed, three essential steps in prevention remain. These include washing your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer […]

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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

From the time a child is born to their ascent into teenage years, sleep plays an important role in their development. Studies show that while each child has varying needs when it comes to sleep, there are scientific guidelines that help outline the proper amount of sleep children need at each age. These age-based sleep […]

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Kids decorating small gingerbread houses at the Christmas craft party.
How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Kids This Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even in the midst of a pandemic. There are so many holiday traditions that children look forward to every year. While we might not be able to celebrate the holidays in the most traditional sense, there are fun ways to keep the holiday spirit alive for your […]

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November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, allowing us to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm each year in the United States and what we can do to prevent it. According to the CDC, about 1 in 8 babies are born preterm, or before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. This […]

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