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Fun and safe Halloween activities to do from home

Fun and safe Halloween activities to do from home

Halloween is fast approaching but this year, California health officials are advising against trick-or-treat due to the pandemic. But there are still a number of fun, festive activities your child can do safely from home.

This project is for the birds

This project is for the birds

If you and your family enjoy seeing nature outside your window, invite some feathered friends to your yard and get creative at the same time by making a bird feeder with your child.

Pumpkin treats your kids will love this fall!

Pumpkin treats your kids will love this fall!

For many of us, celebrating the Harvest season means cozy cardigans and lots of pumpkin-themed snacks. While many of the common treats – pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin ice cream – can be packed with sugar, there are many tasty alternatives that your kid (and you!) will not only love to eat but help prepare.

Virtual paint night - Día de Los Muertos theme

Virtual paint night - Día de Los Muertos theme

Whether you celebrate Halloween or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the month of October is a time to be festive and get in the spirit of the holiday. California health officials are recommending against trick-or-treat due to COVID-19 but this fun, safe alternative gives you and your children a night to remember without the sugar.

Virtual Bingo Night for the Whole Family!

Virtual Bingo Night for the Whole Family!

If you’re starting to feel the boredom of spending more time at home, you’ll want to check out this fun Child Care Resource Center Bingo Night B4 (get it?) – you decide to watch reruns on TV.

Catch some sun with this colorful craft

Catch some sun with this colorful craft

Where we live in southern California, the sun’s rays are out in full effect 284 days of the year. That’s 80 more than the U.S. average! What better way to capture that warmth than with a cosmic sun catcher?

Ways to Succeed with Virtual Learning

Ways to Succeed with Virtual Learning

Due to health concerns presented by the novel coronavirus, students of LA and San Bernardino County schools must begin the new school year remotely. Though distance learning will surely challenge parents and students, we at the Child Care Resource Center have some doctor-recommended tips for making the most of this safer home-based option.

Latest Resources for Child Care Providers

Latest Resources for Child Care Providers

Child care is a necessity and thousands of essential workers need child care during this pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the way we live, interact with others, learn and operate our businesses. We are here to help you, by providing information and tools to keep your staff and children you serve healthy and safe.

Take the Learning and Fun Outside

Take the Learning and Fun Outside

Summer is here and our beautiful southern California weather makes it hard to stay inside. While shelter in place is still in effect for Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, you can safely set up activities in your backyard that your children will love! Here's a list of activities we love because you can use what you have at home and you can change them up weekly.

We have three fun - and a little messy - activities your kids will love!

We have three fun - and a little messy - activities your kids will love!

May 19th, 2020

Hey there!

How are you doing? We hope these activities find you in good spirits, if not, we hope to change that byshowing you how to create Edible Slime, No Bake Play dough, and Kinetic Sand. It’s going to be a little messy but fun, and your kids will definitely not mind!

These fun and colorful activities will brighten up your home! Your kids will be impressed and might even offer to clean up!

Making a Routine that Works for You and Your Family!

Making a Routine that Works for You and Your Family!

Safe at home not stuck at home. The Shelter in Place period might take longer than we first thought, but it is for the best to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. So, how do you make the best of the situation? Keep the kids productive and on schedule? We thought you might ask.

Talking to children during infectious disease outbreaks

Talking to children during infectious disease outbreaks

Are your children curious about COVID-19? Maybe they heard the word Coronavirus at school or on TV. During this uncertain time, your children might have questions and will turn to you for support. It can be challenging to answer them, especially when you (as the parent) are trying to make sense of the situation yourself. This is a difficult period for all of us, and just like the adults, children might feel anxious, scared and confused.

Kids home from school? Keep them entertained & educated with these resources!

Kids home from school? Keep them entertained & educated with these resources!

You’re homebound and we get it. It can be daunting having to plan around working from a house full of little ones who are also home from school. That’s why we compiled the following list of resources and activities you can use today to educate and entertain your family.

Recycled Materials Make Awesome Crafts

Recycled Materials Make Awesome Crafts

If you are looking for ways to entertain your tiny tot and save the environment, check out the activity below. We cannot guarantee your environmental impact, but we know for sure you and your little one will have fun! Please be advised, this activity does involve scissors and a hot glue gun. A parent should be present during this activity. We’d like to thank, Parents.com, for this awesome suggestion. If you try this activity, be sure to share it with CCRC on social media. You can find us a @CCRC4Kids. Enjoy!

Talking to Children After a Traumatic Event

Talking to Children After a Traumatic Event

The most recent tragedy in Saugus, Santa Clarita was very close to home and has left us devastated and at a loss for words. After a very traumatic event, it is normal for parents to struggle with what they should say and share with their children. Our Family Well Being Department put together some helpful tips for parents to help their children in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event.

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Chatsworth, CA 91311

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