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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.

Fall Forward Into Fun!

Fall Forward Into Fun!

Yes, the temperature is falling, not by much compared to the rest of the country, but we will take what we can get here in Southern California! It’s exciting to see the leaves turning and the smell of autumn. Since it’s getting dark earlier in the evening and the kids still want to play, we have put together some fun and educational activities that you can do in the comfort of your home. It may get messy, but the fun and laughs you will share with your little ones are sure to be priceless.

Make Sure Your Family is Ready In Case of an Emergency - Safety Tips

Make Sure Your Family is Ready In Case of an Emergency - Safety Tips

Natural disasters can strike at any moment. Most recently in Southern California, wildfires have been threatening many families in our service area. CCRC wants to make sure you and your family are prepared in case of an emergency. Sesame Street has created Emergency Preparedness Guides for families and CCRC has worked on bilingual information guides and videos for child care providers.

We're Making Glow in the Dark Slime

We're Making Glow in the Dark Slime

Break out your lab coats mom and dad because it is time to entertain your little scientist! We are happy to present an incandescent activity your kiddos are sure to enjoy – Glow In The Dark Slime! That’s right, we want to brighten up your kitchen with learning, measuring, and so much more! Our activity is inspired by Vroom, an online and mobile resource that has over 1,000 free tips and learning activities that will turn everyday events like mealtime, bath time, and bedtime, into a brain building opportunity.

Back to School, No Problem!

Back to School, No Problem!

Whether your child is attending a new school, transitioning to kindergarten from preschool or from elementary to middle school, they may feel anxious about all the newness. As their parent, you may also feel nervous. Our Head Start program is starting this week, and we know that emotions are high for both our students and parents.

Spring Time is Here!

Spring Time is Here!

It is finally spring, farewell winter winds and hello warm breeze. Although your littles may be anxious to bask in the new temperate air, we have a great, easy indoor science experiment, thanks to The Imagination Tree, that will surely keep your children entertained.

A Colorful Winter Wonderland

A Colorful Winter Wonderland

The holidays have come and gone but the cold is here to stay. We know a great way to enjoy the cold outside with comfort of being indoors. With the help of The Artful Parent, we bring you a Rainbow Winter Wonderland featuring rainbow ice sculptures.

Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes

Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes

Winter is here and in full swing! There might not be snow in our service areas but the temperature has certainly dropped. What better way to enjoy the season than with a tasty treat? Introducing, Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes, with the help of Parents. This easy and tasty treat will definitely help those frigid temperatures feel more tolerable. These cinnamon sugar snowflakes are not only fun to make with the kids, but they taste amazing too. And with only 4 ingredients, your kids will want to make them all winter long.

Frozen Erupting Snow - Winter Activity

Frozen Erupting Snow - Winter Activity

The holidays are here and the temperature is falling! Although it isn’t below zero, now is a great time to do a Frozen activity! Inspired by the Disney movie Frozen, we bring you Erupting Snow with the help of Paging Fun Mums! This activity is easy to recreate, and a sure favorite for your littles.

FALL in love with this season!

FALL in love with this season!

School is in session but the fun doesn’t have to end! It’s an exciting time as the weather starts to chill, the leaves are starting to change and the holidays are fast approaching. If you are looking for some in season activities for you and the family, you have come to the right place!

Sticks, Stones, and Words

Sticks, Stones, and Words

We have all heard the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words” In this instance, it’s the words that have all resounding power. IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, conducted a live Anti-Bullying experiment called Bully A Plant, that recorded the growth patterns of two identical plants, with very unique methods of care. This 30-day study was set to model the negative effects of verbal bullying for students and staff. While this experiment only involved plants, it speaks volumes to the power of our words and how we communicate with others.

New school year – You got this!

New school year – You got this!

August, it’s your favorite time of the year, parents! Your kids are dreading school but secretly you can’t wait. Despite the excitement, the first week of school can be nerve-wracking. Whether your child is starting at a new school— transitioning to kindergarten from preschool or from elementary to middle school—they may feel anxious about all the newness. PBS has great tips to help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

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