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10 Non-Food Classroom Birthday Celebration Ideas

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Henry’s 5th birthday is fast approaching. It doesn’t seem like it could have possibly been a year since I wrote a similar blog post!  With his birthday right before Halloween, last year I wanted to come up with some ways … Continue reading

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Community Service: Get Involved as a Family!

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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EC3 relies on our wonderful parent volunteers for many functions – to aid in the governance of the center by serving on the Board of Directors, by pitching in with routine yard maintenance (saving EC3 the … Continue reading

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Hey Mom, what’s for lunch?

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If you are anything like me, the thought of packing school lunches can be confusing and overwhelming.  I know that it needs to be healthy, but what exactly does that mean?  How much food does your child need?  Are they … Continue reading

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The Creative Child – Why Art in the Classroom is Important

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Art and creative thinking play a large part in EC3’s curriculum. Children develop life skills through art activities. It may seem like all fun and games … and it is! But your child is learning a great deal through exploring … Continue reading

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10 Easy Non-Food School Birthday Celebrations

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Henry’s 4th birthday is fast approaching. With his birthday right before Halloween, I wanted to come up with some ways he could celebrate his birthday at school and not be contriubting to the holiday season sugar overload. Some of these … Continue reading

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Parenting a “rascal”

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Henry and I were at Meijer this morning. After a fantastically quiet and well-behaved morning at home, he decided to turn “it” on the second we hit the store. Forty-five exhausting minutes of grocery shopping followed, including him getting to … Continue reading

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Time to Give Up Naps?

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Henry is an excellent nighttime sleeper.  Bedtime routine is done by 7:30 p.m., he is typically asleep five to ten minutes later, and he routinely sleeps till 6:30 or 7:00 a.m.  Henry used to be an excellent napper.  But, it … Continue reading

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Must Have Memberships and Fantastic Freebies!

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I have a secret to confess.  I really, really, dislike playing with trains.  I also dislike playing with cars, trucks, planes, bulldozers, flatbed trucks and dump trucks.  Please, don’t tell Henry.  He would likely think he was assigned the wrong … Continue reading

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