Links for More Information

Below, we have listed sites that will provide you with resources and more information regarding the care, services and education your child receives while at LifeSpan.

Internet Safety by himama

https://www.himama.com/internet-safety

Proper Nutrition for Your Mouth, Gums and Teeth!

http://www.dentalcarealliance.net/proper-nutrition-for-your-mouth-gums-and-teeth/

Thank You to Claudia M. for suggesting this page. 

A checklist for choosing a quality child care program.

http://www.childcareservices.org/_downloads/pdffiles/ChildCareCenterChecklist.pdf

Healthy Living badges!

Questions/Comments: Hello Ms Fetherman

My name is Mary and my Girl Scout Troop and myself wanted to say thank you for your page,

http://www.lifespanchildcare.org/for-our-parents/links-for-more-information/ !

My troop found your resources to be so helpful while they are working very hard on earning their Healthy Living badges! The girls would like to suggest another page, as a thank you for being such a big

help:http://www.playgroundequipment.com/fun-and-safe-playground-games-for-your-children

They thought that other people (and possibly other Girl Scout Troops) would find it as helpful as they did! I was hesitant to email at first, but the girls have been asking me if I have emailed you about it yet. (haha they’re so cute!) Thanks again and please let me know if you include it…they would be delighted to see it up!

Have a fantastic day Mary

A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care

https://www.pakeys.org/docs/a%20Parents%20Guide.pdf

American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Flyers: Please see flyers below.

  1. Be RedCrossReady 1
  2. ARC FireSafety 2
  3. ARC PowerOutage 3
  4. ARC Hurricane 4

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign

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National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of childhood education with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

National AfterSchool Association

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Find Youth Info

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Zero to Three – National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

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ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

 Our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.

National Institute on Out-of-School-Time

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Nurse-Family Partnership

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Parent-Child Home Program

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Technical Assistance and Training System (TATS)

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Afterschool Alliance

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Can You Hear Me Now?

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Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

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Department of Public Welfare

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Online Child Care Provider Search
Child Care Regulations
Child Care Information Services Directory
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts
Special Kids Network
Early Intervention Services

PA KEY/Keystone STARS

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Find a Keystone STARS Early Care Program
Quality early learning is crucial to our children’s intellectual, social and emotional development. The benefits that children and families experience from quality early learning opportunities extend to all of our communities, making it possible for parents to work and build a stable family structure for their children. In addition, by increasing our children’s success in school and in life we will create a stronger workforce and tax base.

Programs that increase access to quality early learning, such as those administered by Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and its partners, are a vital part of Pennsylvania’s overall goal to make the commonwealth an attractive place to live and work.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

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Quality early learning is crucial to our young children’s intellectual, social and emotional development. The benefits that our children and families experience from quality early learning opportunities extend to all of our communities by making it possible for parents to work and build a stable family structure for their children; by increasing our children’s success in school and in life; and in turn by creating a stronger workforce and tax base today and in the future. Programs that increase access to quality early learning, such as those administered by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and its partners, are a vital part of Pennsylvania’s overall goal to make the Commonwealth an attractive place to live and work.

Pennsylvania Child Care Associates

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Our businesses, our communities, ultimately our country’s future, all lead back to children. Overwhelming research shows that the future will be based on their early childhood years. High quality child care programs promote early learning and support children’s school readiness. These programs are developmentally appropriate, stimulating environments with responsive teachers.

Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENNSACCA)

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In Pennsylvania, afterschool programs are provided by a diverse network of organizations. In 1993, a group of stakeholders representing organizations throughout the Commonwealth and committed to the expansion of high quality after-school programs gathered together to form the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)

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United Way of Bucks County

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Quality Early Care & Education
Literacy
Parenting
Healthy From the Start

Quakertown Community School District

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Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood

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Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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Kremmer’s Catering

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Our programs feature home style meals made from only the freshest ingredients possible. In all of our programs, regardless of age, we focus on core values of expanding the variety of food choices, teaching portion control, eating a well balanced diet and avoiding processed foods.

Novick Brothers Corp.

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We proudly offer “Food Service Solutions with Family Values” to the Greater Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region. Serving childcare centers and camps, restaurants and distinctive caterers, healthcare facilities and institutional accounts, our team employs a positive attitude, a can-do spirit and innovative solutions to assist customers in their success. 

A third-generation family business, our commitment to service and dedication to our customers has been a guiding principal for 87 years. We provide quality and value to customers who are known by name, not by number.

SPARK

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SPARK is a research-based, public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness.

SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students.

Each SPARK program fosters environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support and content-matched equipment.

Procare

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Procare Child Care Software is the management tool of choice for more than 25,000 child-centered businesses. Procare’s flexible modular format simplifies management of child and family information in a variety of business settings including: child care centers, daycare providers, preschool and after school programs, school districts, enrichment programs, gymnastics clubs, child activity centers and similar facilities.

LifeQuest

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Parents Magazine

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Advice for Parents

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10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Parents

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Getting Organized Checklist

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Family Fun

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Finding More Quality Time for Your Family

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Activities for Children

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Youth Group Games

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Using the Library

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Helping with Homework

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Tips for Helping Your Kids Handle Homework

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Scholastic

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Reading at Home

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How to Raise a Curious Reader

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Cool Math for Kids

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Math Playground

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