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The new biennium for Step Up to Quality begins in July

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, June 21, 2019
The new biennium for Step Up to Quality begins in July Ready Set Go….to Kindergarten Early Childhood Education Partners are supported to continuously work on their Step Up to Quality rating. Check to see if your position is requi ..

Gross Motor Skill Ideas for Classrooms

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Ready Set Go… to Kindergarten Physical activity ideas for teachers and classroom leaders. Provide opportunities for at least 1-2 hours of play each day and include a combination of both structured and unstructured play. Physical activi ..

Health Journey Resources

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Monday, June 17, 2019
The Lorain County Wellness Network has shared a wonderful resource for reducing stress in the workplace. Health Journey Resources for the Workplace and Home Health Journey produces targeted, evidence-based guided imagery & meditation ..

Need Summer Childcare?

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, June 14, 2019
Need Summer Childcare? Call the Child Care Resource Center If you still haven't found care for your child who is out of school for the summer, the Child Care Resource Center is here to help with referrals. We maintain a da ..

Summer Safety for Preschool Children

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Summer Safety for Preschool Children Sumer is almost here! Children will be outside more often and it is important to think about keeping them healthy and safe as they enjoy time learning, exploring and playing in the great outdoors.  ..

Free walking groups this summer

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Monday, June 10, 2019
If you would like to walk with a group or meet new people there are plenty of FREE walking groups in Elyria and all of Lorain County. Children and families welcome. South Recreation, East Recreation and West Recreation Centers in Elyria all offer ..

City Fresh produce drop off at Horizon Cascade Center

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, June 06, 2019
It’s summer time, and that means there are more fresh fruits and vegetables available to feed our families. Healthful eating has many benefits for children. It can: Stabilize their energy Improve their minds Even out their moods ..

Summer Reading Program

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Summer Reading Programs Most public libraries have summer reading programs. Summer reading programs encourage children to read throughout the summer. Studies have shown that completing a summer reading program helps children do better when  ..

Playground Activities That Help Your Childs Development

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Playgrounds are more than just fun places where your child can spend free time. They can help all kids—especially those with learning and attention issues—develop important skills. Here’s how: Swinging: Swinging is a b ..

Winter Reading

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Encouraging Winter Reading Elyria Public Library System has a program going on where you can win prizes for reading to your children birth through 18. Temperatures may be dropping but the competition is heating up at the Elyria Public Lib ..