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CASA Lake County Announces Debra Waller as 2018 Terri Zenner Award Honoree

CASA Lake County announced Debra Waller as the 2018 Terri Zenner Award Honoree. This annual award given by CASA Lake County recognizes those who have helped children’s causes and are leaders in the community. Waller is a fierce advocate for…

Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently announced that Kathlee Freeman has been appointed as the first recipient to receive the Mary Ellen Gipson Fellowship. Freeman is a PhD student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research…

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

Jennifer Baumann of Chadron, Nebraska; Shirley Phillips of Cushing, Oklahoma; and Idarme Santos of Tampa, Florida: these are only a few of the extraordinary child care providers that go above and beyond each day to provide nutritious meals and teach lifetime…

Laboratory Markets Innovative Test to Detect PEth in Newborn Blood Specimens

Laboratory Markets Innovative Test to Detect PEth in Newborn Blood Specimens

United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL), a pioneer in newborn forensic toxicology, alcohol biomarkers, and substances of abuse testing has announced a breakthrough in measuring Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in newborn blood. PEth is an abnormal phospholipid that is formed only…

"Bottle Buddy": Provides a Helping Hand When Caring for Young Infants

Caring for an infant is a full-time job. Some products can make those duties a bit less difficult and this new device is the helper every new parent will appreciate. The Bottle Buddy is a unique, hands-free baby bottle holder,…

"Hold Me Right": Infant Cushion Aids and Comforts Both Holder and Child

The safety and security of a newborn infant is the first responsibility of every parent. Sometimes this is not as simple as it seems—so any device that aids the infant is not only needed—but vital. Here is a vital product.…

ZUMA Wire Update: Gates Foundation Invests $45 Million for Health Initiatives in Burkina Faso

ZUMA Wire Update: Gates Foundation Invests $45 Million for Health Initiatives in Burkina Faso

The latest from ZUMA Press Wire Service says The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced plans to invest more than $45 million over three years in support of ongoing efforts in Burkina Faso to improve nutrition and the health…

Lee Thompson Young Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Lee Thompson Young Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Lee Thompson Young Foundation is helping to change the story around mental health through its educational awareness training in schools. The Foundation programs include: MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND AWARENESS - Encouraging honest conversations and active engagement. EMOTIONAL & RESILIENCE TRAINING…

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Bullying has reached alarming proportions at all levels of the Mexican educational system. Intimidation or verbal abuse (bullying) among students is more prevalent in Mexico than among the 34 countries evaluated, according to a 2014 report by the Organization for Economic Development…

OurFamilyWizard Named on the Los Angeles Superior Court List of Approved Online Parenting Tools

The OurFamilyWizard® web and mobile applications (OFW) announced today that it has been awarded a place on the Los Angeles County Superior Court's new approved list of online parenting tools. The court-vetted Online Parenting Tool List names OFW as a resource to be…

Sarasota Memorial Hospital First in Southwest Florida to Earn Baby-Friendly® Hospital Designation

Sarasota Memorial Hospital First in Southwest Florida to Earn Baby-Friendly® Hospital Designation

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in southwest Florida – and among a select group in the nation – to earn international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital.  The hard-earned designation comes from Baby-Friendly USA Inc., part of a global…

Hawk Environmental Services Offers At-Home Test for Asbestos in Cosmetics

There has been much discussion recently about the possible presence of a toxic, cancer-causing material known as tremolite asbestos in cosmetics and makeup. Some of these products may have been marketed directly to children and currently there is very little…

LearningRx Franchise Named a "Best Workplace" After Employee Reviews

LearningRx  Franchise Named a "Best Workplace" After Employee Reviews

​LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain-training company, was recently honored at a dinner where it received a “Best Workplace” award (second place) for midsize companies with 30 to 75 employees. The award is part of an effort to recognize outstanding…

Nationally Recognized Children's Etiquette Certification Training Delivers Life-Advancing Skills & Experience

Nationally Recognized Children's Etiquette Certification Training Delivers Life-Advancing Skills & Experience

The American School of Protocol® is excited to announce the 2018 launch of its Children’s Etiquette Certification Training with the first class scheduled on February 11-15, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Participants who benefit from this training include Educators, Childcare Providers,…

Relationships Proven Important Key to Success for Child Care Provider

Relationships Proven Important Key to Success for Child Care Provider

Jennifer Baumann was settling into her new life as a stay-at-home mom after moving to Chadron, Nebraska. When friends and neighbors asked for help caring for their children,  Jennifer decided to become licensed and open her own home child care.…

M4D3 Custom (Make a Difference Everyday) and Our Place 2 Play Are on a Mission to Give Every Child the Opportunity to Play

M4D3 Custom (Make a Difference Everyday) and Our Place 2 Play Are on a Mission to Give Every Child the Opportunity to Play

M4D3 has announced a new fundraising initiative with Our Place 2 Play, through its latest extension of the M4D3 brand, M4D3 Custom.  The partnership will support the building an accessible playground at C. Richard Applegate School, in the Freehold Township Community. The playground space will provide equipment that will…

American Charter Services Creates Nonprofit American Smile Plane in Time for Holiday Toy Donation

American Charter Services Creates Nonprofit American Smile Plane in Time for Holiday Toy Donation

American Charter Services, a full-service Private Aviation Company of Fort Lauderdale is overjoyed to begin the nonprofit American Smile Plane, which will benefit children in need, and has gained support from aviation friends for the good cause. Victor Mones, founder…

Recent Studies Show Why Using Tools Like the OurFamilyWizard Website (OFW) Can Improve a Child's Long-Term Health

Recent Studies Show Why Using Tools Like the OurFamilyWizard Website (OFW) Can Improve a Child's Long-Term Health

In a 2017 study at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, researchers questioned 201 healthy adult volunteers about their parents' level of communication during their childhoods. The volunteers were then exposed to a virus that causes the common cold. Researchers…

Kids Win Chili Cook-Off and Learn Healthy Habits

Kids Win Chili Cook-Off and Learn Healthy Habits

​​​​Seventeen years after beginning her home child care, Andra Burke cannot imagine doing anything else. Through the Great Start to Quality program she is the first and only 5 Star Home Child Care Recipient in St. Claire County, Michigan. The…

Dr. Paul Whisnant, Founder of International Servants, Delivers Aid to Hungry Children

Dr. Paul Whisnant, Founder of International Servants, Delivers Aid to Hungry Children

Dr. Paul Whisnant, founder of a nonprofit Mission called International Servants, oversees many charity programs, one of which is known as Feed-A-Child Belize. At their Feed-A-Child Center, each month hundreds of malnourished children receive a hot meal and love from the…

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