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It’s Spooky Season! This is my favorite time of year, the cooler weather, the leaves add their new colors to the mix, and of course it’s a time to get spooky!  For my family Halloween is an event not only for the kids, but the WHOLE family gets involved (even the dog).  If you are anything...

White after Labor Day! Not a chance!   Okay, take a quick look at what you are wearing right this very second… I’ll give you a minute to focus on that request. Now, think about why you choose to put that particular outfit on today. Is it in your favorite color? Super comfortable? The least wrinkled thing...

It’s back to school time again!  That means it’s time to switch swimsuits for backpacks and gear up to head back to see friends and meet new ones.   Several communities in our areas are hosting events to help gear up for this 2021-2022 school year.  Many of these events can help if you are in...

"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to...

It’s Time.   It’s time. It’s time that the early childhood field got the recognition it deserves. While the pandemic was awful in many ways, it did contain some silver linings in the crazy mess of the last 17 months (WOW – has it really been that long?!). One of them being awareness by the  general public...

How many of you make your bed each day? I do. Then at the end of the day I know that I have completed at least one task for that day! That and brushing my teeth. However that task is more for others than myself. Making my bed is something that I started a long...

Summertime is full of fun in the sun and water and with more time in the water, everyone needs to be aware of water safety to keep the summer fun going!   Children should never be left unattended around any standing water.  Young children can drown in as little as one inch of water so, keep your...

Summertime is upon us!  YAY!  And with summer brings the opportunity for children to have new experiences in summer camps. In the Great Falls area there are a number of summer camps happening, please contact the camp providers for more information or to register!     Great Falls College MSU Lifelong Learning has a variety of camps starting 6/7...

April 29, 2021 by Heather McCartney-Duty Writer Elizabeth Gilbert reflected, “Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans or wishes…In that way, Grief has a lot in common with Love.” We are entering our first year of recovery in a...

Show Us Your Hashtag! #WOYC2021 Family Connections is marking the 50th Anniversary of the National Association of the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child with the tradition of doing themed days this week, April 10-16th. This is the 50th year highlighting the importance of high-quality early childhood experiences. Grandparents, parents, foster parents, and...