Family Newsletter

January 2020

Looking for Child Care?

We offer referrals to early education programs

We provide resources that meet your identified needs

We help navigate the process

Contact a Family Engagement Specialist at 800-886-3952

CASY is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving your community.

We promote quality child care and early learning experiences for all children.

Identifying Quality Care

Quality comes first in your search for child care, preschool, pre-K and school-age care. You want your child to have a safe, warm and brain-building environment. Thankfully, programs like Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY™ system can help you connect with quality care.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to look for. Click here to find information on the factors that ensure safety and quality. As you look for a great program, be sure to ask about them about each of these areas.

Register here to learn fun ways to play this winter!!

Join CASY's Family Engagement Specialists for January's webinar: Winter Weather FUN for Families. Let's talk about winter activities for children and the development benefits children gain from them, as well as appropriate dress and more!

Mid-winter Check up

There’s lots of great ways to enjoy the winter. Sledding, ice skating, and the chance to wear big puffy coats and heavy boots. Of course, there’s also winter weather to consider and so far, we’ve seen it all: cold, wind, snow, and some sunny days too. Now that we’re about halfway through such an unpredictable winter, we thought it might be a good time to give you 5 things to think about when it comes to keeping your family safe.

How to Spot the Signs and Prevent Hypothermia in Children and Adults

For many families, winter is a season full of snow, warm beverages, and fun outdoor play. But freezing weather can also lead to hypothermia, a condition in which the body becomes exposed to cold temperatures, and when the body loses heat faster than producing it. When hypothermia sets in, a person’s organs cannot function normally, which can lead to organ failure or even death. Learn how to stay safe here.

Young Children and Infants Read to By Parents Have Stronger Vocabulary Skills

Shared reading between parents and very young children, including infants, is associated with stronger vocabulary skills for nearly all children by age 3, say physicians at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, this is true also for children who genetically may be vulnerable to barriers in learning, attention and behavior development. Click here to read more.

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