Thursday, October 21, 2010
I want to respond to the reports that a Toddler was severely burned at a Child Care home in Plainfield Indiana. This is a horrible tragedy that could have been prevented!
The staff at Child Care Answers works daily with child care providers training them and providing on site technical assistance to ensure that children are kept safe while their parents work or attend school. We have an Infant Toddler Specialists that is a free resource to child care providers who can provide specific training on issues related to infants and toddlers.
In Indiana home child care providers are not required by law to be licensed or regulated if they care for 5 or fewer unrelated children. Irene Martin, the child care provider in this case, was not licensed and was not required to be regulated or to take training to operate child care out of her home. Regulation and training could have helped prevent this tragic incident and kept that toddler safe.
I know that this incident has left families scared and confused about leaving their children in child care. Child Care Answers is here to help families with our free services during this troubled time. We have a team of specialists that can help families with their specific questions about child care and how to tell if a program is providing safe, quality care. We are only a phone call away; you can reach us at 317-631-4643. Parents can also find valuable tools on our website at www.childcareanswers.com.
• 6 7- or 8-inchwhole wheat or plain flour tortillas
• 1/3 cupmayonnaise or salad dressing
• 6 leavesleaf lettuce (optional)
• 6 slicescooked ham (3 ounces)
• 6 slicescooked turkey breast (3 ounces)
• Assorted decorations such as: parsley sprigs, sweet red pepper strips, ripe olives, small pimento stuffed green olives, small pepperoncini peppers, julienned carrots, small sweet pickles, and/or shredded lettuce
• Mayonnaise, salad dressing, or honey mustard
• 6 slicesAmerican cheese
• Wooden picks
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap tortillas in foil and bake for 10 minutes.
2. Spread each tortilla with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise. Lay a lettuce leaf over mayonnaise, top with a slice of ham and a slice of turkey. Roll up and secure with wooden pick. Stuff one end of rolled tortilla with sweet red pepper strips, shredded lettuce, parsley sprigs, and julienned carrots.
3. Attach olives for eyes and the nose and a piece of pepper for the mouth with mayonnaise or honey mustard. Cut an apron shape from the cheese and lay atop tortilla. Add pickles or peppers for shoes and use cheese as a blanket. Makes 6 wraps
Learn how to reinvigorate your marketing strategy with a refresher on "old school" fundamentals plus tips on how to use new technologies to increase your brand presence and communicate with current and potential customers.
In this interactive session, we'll examine:
- Defining you brand and key message
- Analysis of changing customers needs
- How you present your business in the marketplace
- Key components of your marketing and communications plan
- How to create community in the new world of Internet and social media
Saturday, October 30- 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Day Nursery Lilly Center, 3522 N. Central Ave.
Preregistration is required. To register, call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved for United Way of Central Indiana's Child Care Ministry Improvement Project
Attendees will receive a certificate for 3 training hours
Child Care Conference Planned Specifically for Child Care Ministry Directors
Caring in Faith
Friday November 12, 2010 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Cost: $15.00, lunch will be provided
Fort Harrison State Park Inn-Main Lodge
5830 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Preregistration required, Deadline is October 31,2010
For more information contact Traci Marshall (317) 924-5202 or (800) 299-1627
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
To REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR CLICK ON THIS LINK.
Children’s museums create playful, interactive learning experiences that stimulate curiosity and motivate lifelong learning in children. They provide a place where children can learn through play with the caring adults in their lives. Join children’s museum professionals for a behind-the-scenes look at children’s museums. Learn how these institutions create environments that spark learning in children and connect families through play. Presenters will share essential tips for getting the most out of your next children’s museum visit!
•Jeannette Thomas, Program Officer, Membership, Association of Children’s Museums, Arlington, Virginia
•Susan MacKay, the Center for Children’s Learning, Director, Portland Children’s Museum, Portland, Oregon
•Keith Ostfeld, Director of Exhibit and Program Development, Children's Museum of Houston, Houston, Texas
•Joseph Olson, Vice President- Visitor Experience, Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota
Monday, October 18, 2010
Preventing Shaken Infant Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
The presentation will cover the dangers and consequences of shaking young children. This interactive program is designed to help people cope with the frustrations that come with caring for a crying child and introduce effective stress and anger management techniques. Learn to be an advocate for the prevention of SIS.
Where: Noblesville Library: One Library Plaza in Noblesville
When: November 18th from 6:30-7:30 pm
This is a FREE even and no reservations are required.
Come and Learn:
*To identify those at risk of shaking infants and children
*To understand physical injuries associated with SIS
*Ways to help parents and others cope with the frustrations of caring for a crying child.
Contact Promising Futures at 317-773-6342 for further details.
Sunday, October 24th
Noon – 4:00pm
Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds
Bring the kids in their costumes and look for Child Care Answers booth!
* Free Food and Refreshments Music and Live Entertainment from Local Groups
* Fun Giveaways, Door Prizes and Games and Costume Contest for Children
* Information from Local Businesses and Community Organizations
* Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Clowns, Bounce Houses and Much More