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What are some “brain building” toys that are good for kids?

The holiday season is approaching, and for many families that means holiday gift shopping is on the to-do list. Gift giving and new toys can be especially fun for families with preschool aged children, who are full of imagination, excitement and creativity. For preschoolers, playing is work! And each type of play offers an opportunity for your child to develop socially, emotionally and physically. To make the most out of playtime, consider selecting toys that stimulate your little one’s mind.

By ABC Quality Team on December 6, 2022

What are ways to ease the stress of an ER visit with kids?

From broken bones to middle-of-the-night fevers and more, children make up a large portion of emergency room visits annually in the United States. In fact, more than 30 million children are estimated to visit emergency rooms each year in our country. While an emergency room visit can be a scary ordeal for all involved, there are certain things parents and caregivers can do to ease their child’s worry and help things move smoothly.

By ABC Quality Team on November 29, 2022

What do I need to know about child care enrollment?

The process of enrolling a child in a child care program sounds straightforward to most parents and caregivers, but often feels very different. Many first-time parents begin their child care facility tours only to learn that the waiting list is six months, or even years long! While this is a frequent cause of stress in expecting parents and caregivers who are facing a return date at work, there are a few things that can help you move off the list more quickly.

By ABC Quality Team on November 15, 2022

How do I create a family disaster plan?

While parents and caregivers should never seek to alarm or scare their children, communication is key in developing a family disaster plan and children should be included in planning to some extent. Here are some basic steps to developing a family disaster plan that will help ensure your family's safety.

By ABC Quality Team on November 8, 2022

How do I know if my child is ready for a pet?

Beyond making sure your entire family is ready to accommodate a new pet in the household, it’s prudent to watch for signs that your child is ready for a pet. Sometimes a child’s determination in getting a new pet does not equate with their determination in caring for the new pet. But if your child is ready, a pet can be a wonderful way to provide companionship, boost self-confidence, and encourage compassion. Here are a few signs your child may be ready for pet ownership.

By ABC Quality Team on November 1, 2022