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How to create a Natural Playscape!

How to create a Natural Playscape!

A Natural Playscape takes a lot of work. The way it starts… We take materials and we create a play area that embraces nature in a way the children can play, get dirty and change their environment while playing. …and then we complete the look.    The

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Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Join us for our GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL FREE!   FUN FOR FAMILY!   Join us. Tour the facility. See the Nature Playscape (rain or shine). Special Guest: Author and Musican Matthew Gollub Special Holiday Activities!   Your OPPORTUNITY IS NOW! If you are considering child care or

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Transformational Playgrounds – The (ugly) REAL story

I usually write about the almost magical transformation of our natural playgrounds with pictures and words, everyone smiling and working hard. I love to show how a desolate or unloved playground with ripped-up hard surfaces and dying greenery is turned – almost magically – into a paradise

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Natural Play in Spring!

The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It’s spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness

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More Toileting, Less Training

Why we call it “Independent Toileting” At Caring Connection Children’s Center, we do our best to help parents who are teetering in the world of “Independent Toileting” understand this process. 1. First, we must all acknowledge that each child is different. When it comes to toileting independently,

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Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

What will we teach our children? It’s much more than teaching kids to “share your toys”… It requires warming up to another person’s personality and just spending time, …time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They need time

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Step Right Up!

COME ONE, COME ALL! Just a little more than a week away from our big fundraiser. All families should try to see a minumum of 4 tickets to our EAT FOR THE PLAYSCAPE Spaghetti Feed. Your guests are welcome to buy a ticket and “gift” it or

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Meet Matthew Gollub – Author to Author – Julie Rubs Elbows with a Jazzy Star!

  As much as I love being a Speaker, sometimes it’s wonderful to be IN the audience instead of having an audience.   One of my favorite books is GOBBLE, QUACK, MOON.   I recently had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with talented author and musician Matthew Gollub. What an inspiration

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Falling in Love with Fall

Just cool enough to bring a sweatshirt, but leave it hanging on the hook. That’s fall. Just warm enough to play without getting too hot to enjoy the darkening day.  That’s fall. Just messy enough to take turns sweeping the leaves but never care if they really get

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Halloween Walk Saturday Oct 26th – Harvest Time in the City

Halloween Walk Saturday Oct 26th – Harvest Time in the City

Halloween Walk – Apples, pumpkins and harvest time fun. Watch us turn this urban preschool into a hay ride, hoe-down, happily ever after harvest Halloween season! Come in costume if you dare. Bwwwaaah! Saturday, October 26th from 10am-2pm Join us all yea pirates and buccaneers search for loot and other treasures.

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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