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Old Town Hot Springs: Swim lessons powerful preventative to drowning accidents 27.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
As we enter mud season and the abundance of water in the Yampa Valley begins to thaw and flow, it’s a good time to remember that water safety should be a top priority for parents whose children plan to be around water. According to a case study of drowning accidents conducted by Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, participation in formal swim lessons was associated with an 88-percent reduction in the risk of drowning among 1- to 4-year-old children. Old Town Hot Springs Aquatics Director Mark vonSchondorf, a certified American Red Cross water safety instructor who oversees the facility’s swim lesson program, said he is not surprised by the statistic. “Children adapt to water very quickly," he said. "We see improvements at a very young age.” What concerns vonSchondorf, however, is what happens when there is no comfort level around water. “For many children, jumping into water can be a traumatic experience. They can be very distraught and start to panic, even with an instructor, lifeguard and their parents ...
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Daily Digest: Risky vote on health care bill 24.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From dollars to donuts and back again.
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Kids who suffer hunger in first years lag behind their peers in school 24.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
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Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School 24.3.2017 NPR Health Science
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
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Parker seniors bond with youngsters during monthly visits 22.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Residents of a Parker area's senior community this year started making regular visits to kids at at a nearby early learning center in an exchange program meant to enrich lives on both sides.
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North Routt Preschool mortgage fundraiser Saturday 20.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A fundraising campaign to help pay down the building mortgage of the North Routt Preschool in Clark is making steady progress, with school supporters raising $27,000 during the past few months. The school is aiming to raise $50,000 by June 1 to collect a $50,000 match from local philanthropists interested in helping the school pay down its $150,000 mortgage. Owning the 2,400-square-foot building outright would provide long-term stability for the preschool program, according to school director Kerri Ann Crocker. On Saturday, the school will hold an Easter egg hunt fundraiser, with money raised going specifically to the mortgage fund. The Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Vista Verde Guest Ranch, 58000 Cowboy Way in Clark. The event will include egg decorating, egg hunts for various ages, snowman building and cross country skiing on Vista Verde trails. There will also be a raffle and fire engines and a helicopter will be at the event. Breakfast will be ...
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Steamboat briefs: Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced 13.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 E. First St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park the fourth Monday of the month and picked up the following Monday. The schedule and recycling guidelines for both locations is available online at yvsc.org .  Annual Hospice Daffodils can still be ordered online Northwest Colorado Health’s annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 14. Daffodils can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils . Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more; deliveries will occur on Monday and Tuesday. Daffodil orders also can be picked up at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Proceeds ...
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After bomb threat, Westside Jewish center looks ahead: 'We're not going to let it change how we think' 11.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After a wave of bomb threats against organizations and synagogues across the country, Elisabeth Franks’ bosses at the Westside Jewish Community Center asked her a recurring question.

Any voicemails we need to be worried about?

The stream of menacing calls and emails that began in January to organizations...

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Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in children 10.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in children
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Casino Night benefits childcare center, parenting programs 9.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
When small business owner Torey Wodnik was pregnant with her first child, daycare wasn’t really on her mind. Fortunately, the nonprofit Family Development Center provides information to parents who may not even realize they need it, free of charge. “I depended on them a lot when I was a young mother,” Wodnik explained. “I used it all. Especially when it comes to childcare. People don’t even know the questions let alone the answers. Before my son was even born, they gave me guidance on all available childcare options.” The Family Development Center is hosting its annual fundraiser Saturday with a Casino Night and Silent Auction. While the Family Center is housed in the Discovery Learning Center, mostly known for its preschool, many people don’t realize that its services cover the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network for parents across the county. What: Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11 Where: The Steamboat Grand ballroom, 2300 Mount Werner ...
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Casino Night benefits local childcare center, parenting programs 9.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
When small business owner Torey Wodnik was pregnant with her first child, daycare wasn’t really on her mind. Fortunately, the nonprofit Family Development Center provides information to parents who may not even realize they need it, free of charge. “I depended on them a lot when I was a young mother,” Wodnik explained. “I used it all. Especially when it comes to childcare. People don’t even know the questions let alone the answers. Before my son was even born, they gave me guidance on all available childcare options.” The Family Development Center is hosting its annual fundraiser Saturday with a Casino Night and Silent Auction. While the Family Center is housed in the Discovery Learning Center, mostly known for its preschool, many people don’t realize that its services cover the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network for parents across the county. What: Casino Night and Silent Auction fundraiser When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11 Where: The Steamboat Grand ballroom, 2300 Mount Werner ...
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The Battle Over School Choice Is Happening in Statehouses Across America 8.3.2017 Mother Jones
In last week's speech before a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump once again brought up the issue of school choice, signaling to lawmakers an interest in pursuing federal legislation that would divert taxpayer dollars to private school tuition. But the real action is already taking place in statehouses across the country. Since 2010, when a Republican wave washed over the House, Senate, and governor's mansions across the country, states have been steadily introducing voucher programs and voucher-like initiatives such as tax credits or education savings accounts. And 2017 is no different: 31 states have introduced bills to create or expand some private school choice program, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. So far, 22 states have bills dedicated toward tax credit scholarship programs, which, as my colleague Kristina Rizga pointed out last week, are increasingly popular among choice advocates like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because they allow parents to ...
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'A Day Without Women' for many means a day without school 8.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: A new direction for L.A. Unified? Elections are today. March 7, 2017, 6:28 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: School board elections are today. Learn more about what they mean , and browse our editorial...
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'A Day Without Women' for many means a day without school 8.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Shannon Block is skipping work on Wednesday.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., preschool teacher plans to stay home and write postcards to her elected representatives.

“For my congresswoman and senators, because they are fighting for women and women’s rights, I’m going to thank them for the work,” said Block,...

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Jared Polis fears Congress more than Betsy DeVos. Here’s why. 7.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis worries more about Congress creating bad education policy than about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enacting it. But that doesn’t mean the Boulder Democrat isn’t keeping an eye on the controversial new education secretary.
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Steamboat briefs: Hanson Brothers to appear at Steamboat Hockey Classic 7.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Hockey Classic will once again bring NHL greats to town to raise money for the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association on March 24 and 25, and the game pits NHL All-Stars against Team USA and Team Canada. Festivities also include a special appearance and skate by the Hanson Brothers of “Slap Shot” fame. “This year’s event promises to be the best yet as we welcome hockey greats representing Team USA and Team Canada,” said co-organizer Kerry Shea, whose event has raised more than $100,000 for expanding local youth hockey efforts. “We’re honored to have some the NHL’s best players as well as hockey icons the Hanson Brothers on the 40th anniversary of hockey’s greatest movies of all time.” The weekend schedule includes a NHL-led youth on-ice camp and VIP Old Time Hockey Auction Party on March 24, and NHL Alumni player meet-and-greet and Team USA/Team Canada Charity Hockey Game on March 25. All contributions support Steamboat Youth Hockey, which includes expanding the very successful Free ...
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Could Colorado be at forefront for cutting early childhood suspensions and expulsions? 6.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Legislation introduced last week would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado children in state-funded preschool programs and early elementary school.
Thoughtful Parenting: Be a brain builder 6.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The first three years of life boast the most rapid and robust brain growth, when 85 percent of the physical brain develops. At birth, the brain has about all of the neurons it will ever have and can create synapses faster than it will ever be able to. Synapses between neurons are strengthened by use. Rarely used synapses become weak before being eliminated. Every day in the United States, one in 1,000 newborns is born profoundly deaf, and another two to three out of 1,000 are born with partial hearing loss. Fluctuating hearing loss due to frequent ear infections could mean a young child is missing vital speech information. Dr. Dana Suskind specializes in pediatric hearing loss and cochlea implantation at the University of Chicago and is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative. With cochlear implant surgery, Suskind gave children the gift of sound, changing the trajectory of their lives in one day. Suskind realized that surgery brought children closer to a new world, but the real ...
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat offers tips to help with snow-plowing efforts 6.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
In advance of more snow forecast this week, the city of Steamboat Springs reminds residents, property-owners and visitors they can assist with snow plow operations in the following ways. ■ No overnight parking on city streets from Nov. 1 to May 1. ■ Residents are responsible for maintaining their own driveways, parking areas and sidewalks. ■ It is a violation to push, place or put snow into public streets. This activity creates a larger windrow for neighbor when the streets are plowed. ■ Snow should not put onto fire hydrants. ■ Property owners should be aware that the placing, dumping or pushing of snow onto city streets, handicapped parking areas or adjacent properties is prohibited. ■ Adjacent property owners/tenants are responsible for the proper same-day removal of snow from sidewalks without depositing snow in city streets. ■ The city’s snow storage exists in the right-of-way along residential streets and is typically 10 to 15 feet from the edge of the pavement. City plows use this location to ...
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Sleeping with stuffed toys help children to read: Study 1.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Sleeping with stuffed toys help children to read: Study
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