Month: February 2017

When Is it Too Cold for Children to Play Outside?

When is it OK to take children outside to play? When is it not? Winter brings about the challenge of taking children outside in cold weather. The Virginia Department of Social Services requires that children in licensed programs, open for more than 5 hours a day, go outside for one hour every day if weather and …

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How to Explore Black History Month with Your Child

February is Black History Month. Throughout this month schools, museums, and communities recognize the accomplishments of Black pioneers, artists, educators, writers, activists, and athletes. Why is it important to talk to your child about Black History Month? The history of the United States is rich in diverse narratives, often fraught with struggle and triumph. Your …

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