Being Thankful

At some point in our lives, we learn about the history behind the Thanksgiving holiday. We learn about who was involved and, of course, all about the feast.  What should the holiday represent in today’s society?  We are taught to give thanks during this time but do we really understand the benefits of being thankful,

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Mud Pie Anyone?

A Play Framework What if only two rules in life exist? The first is to have a good time and the second is to make sure others have a good time. This may not be a productive way of thinking in all aspects of life, right?  When it comes to children’s play, however, it opens

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After School Care Matters

What Happens After School Matters Filling the child care gap in school-aged children is challenging for any parent. After school programs help bridge this gap by offering a safe and fun place for children while their parents finish the work day. After school programs give them the opportunity to participate in organized activities, explore their

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