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									                                                 Week of the Young Child 2006:
                                         Building Better Futures for All Children
                                    The Week of theYoung Child is an annual celebration spon-
                              sored by the National Association for the Education of Young
                            Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early chldhood education
                         associatioh, with nearly 100,000 members and a network of over 300 lo-
       cal, state, and regional Affiliates. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child
       in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the founda-
       tion for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child is a time
       to plan how we--as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation--will better meet
       the.needs of all young children and their families.

            The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs
        of young children and their families and to recognize the early chldhood programs
        and services that meet those needs. Today we know more than ever before about the
        importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet,
        never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.
       This is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are o w responsibilities, and to
       recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early
      environment--at home, at child care, at school, and in the community--that will promote
      their early learning.

            Local communities may tailor celebrations to meet their own needs. For example,
         while NAEYC traditionally designates a Week of the Young Child, some groups gen-
         erate so much enthusiasm and support that they celebrate the "Month of the Young
         Child". Others have modified the dates of their celebration to coordinate with other
         community scheduled events. However adapted, the central purpose remains un-
           changed--to promote the needs of young children, their families, and the early child-
            hood programs that serve them.

  In collaboration with the Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at SOSU, Continuing Education and
                                      Choctaw Nation Child Care Assistance
March/April2006                                                                              Volume 2, Issue 2
                                                                               more than two hours of sleep weekly.

                                                                                   Make books part of the bedtime routine. Chil-
                                                                               dren who read or are read to are most likely to get
                                                              Are you hav-     enough shut-eye because reading is calming and
                                                        ing trouble getting    conductive to sleep.
                                                 your child to sleep at
                                            night, or getting them back             Leave your baby or toddler's room when
                                     to sleep after they've been up?           they're drowsy but not out. Everyone naturally
                                                                               wakes during the night, but young children who are
                                                                               used to being sung to or patted on the back as they
                                                                               drift off won't be able to fall back asleep on their

                                                                                   Be alert for health-related symptoms. Loud
                                                                               snoring, mouth breathing, and gasping can signal
                             Cut caffeine from your kid's diet. Accord-        sleep apnea. Consult your child's doctor.
                                                                                   Sleep Needs by Age:
                                                                                      3-11 months-14-15 hours
                                                                                      12-35 months-12-14 hours
                    nightly. Soda isn't the only culprit. Kids can get a              3-5 years-11-13 hours
                    caffeine buzz from orange soda and chocolate too.                 6-10 years-10-11 hours

                         Banish TVs from the bedroom. Kids who have                Parents Magazine, January 2006

                                                        ers A]                iation Day.
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How Embarrassing
      Parents Magazine, January 2006

     Hot Wheels
     My husband isn't always patient when he drives behind
slow, elderly drivers, and his attitude seems to be catching. I
was mortified when my 2-year-old daughter, Megan, pedaled
her tricycle past an older woman and shouted, "Outta my way,
       Laurent Richins; Maple Valley, Wash.

     Fast Food
     I'm known in my family for not being much of a cook.
One day my 2-year-old daughter, Brianna, and I were at a fam-
ily gathering at my mother's house. We were all in the kitchen
when the microwave ringer dinged. Brianna shouted, "Din-

      Cheryl Montgomery; Fort Polk, La.

    *If you are a parent or provider with an embarrassing
story that you would like to share, please email them to me at
                                                                                                      Child Care Newsletter
Fire and Bum Safety:
                   .--     -
        Do not leave childyen alone around
                                               Week of the Young Child Events:

                                               I    Pittsburg County'
                                                      April 1

        open flames, stoves, or candles.              ~ a Fair -10:OO am - 1:00 pm
                                                              b ~
                                                      Expo Center in McAlester, OK.
    @   Keep flammable materials out of               For more information contact Donna Engleman @
        children's reach.
    O   Teach children a plan for escaping          Bryan County
        your home in a fire and practice it.          April 13

        J                      I
                                                      Fun day at the track. 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    O   Install smoke alarms in your home             For more information contact Shana McGinnis at
        on every level and in every sleeping              580.745.3162
        area. ~ e sthem once a month. -
                    t                                                                    \
                                                      1 5Annual Child Abuse Prevention 'Conference on
    O   Keep hot foods and liquids away                    April 27, 2006.
        from table and counter edges.                 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
                                                      McAlester Expo Center
    O   Never carry children aild hot foods           Cost $15.00
        or liquids at the same time.                  This year's keynote will be given by varilyn Van Der-
    O   Before bathing chldren always run                  bur, former Miss America. For more information,
                                                           contact Donna Engleman at 918.423.1267.
        your open hand through the water
        to check its temperature.                     1'' Annual Early Care and Education Conference hosted
                                                          by Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Child Care
                                                          Assistance, Smart Start Durant, and Southeastern
                                                          Child Care Resource & Referral
                                                          April 29, 2006.
                                                          9:00 am to 4:00 pm
                                                          Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant Cost $10.00
                                                          The keynote speaker is Dr. Rick Gaskill, A Fel-
                                                              low with the Child Trauma Academy. For
                                                               more information, contact Heather Smiley at
                                                               580.924.8280 ext 2443.

                                               1   Days to remember:
                                                   March is American Red Cross Month!
                                                   March 2- Read Across America Day
                                                   March 8-Employee Appreciation Day
                                                   March 17-St. Patrick's Day
                                                   March 20-Incredible Kids Day
                                                   March 20-First Day of Spring
                                                   March 21-Family Day and Flower Day
                                                   April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
                                                   And the Month of the Young Child!
                                                   April 14-21-Infant Immunization Week
                                                   April 1-April Fool's Day
                                                   April 2-Children's Book Day
                                                   April 10-Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
                                                   April 14-Good Friday
                                                   April 16-Easter Sunday
                                                   April 27-Child Care Providers Appreciation Day
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Name of Product: Fisher-Price@Laugh                                              18-month old girl swallowed a piece of the recalled
                                                                                 learning cube after one side came loose. The piece
& LearnTMMusical Le'Mng ChairTM                                                  became stuck and she had to have it removed in a
        Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.                         hospital emergency room. In a second incident, a
        Hazard: A child can become lodged between the seat-                      child started choking when she put two of the toy's
            back and side table of the chair, possibly leading to                wooden pegs in her mouth. In the third incident, a
            an entrapment of the neck. This can pose a strangu-                  consumer reported the wooden pegs popped out of
            lation hazard to young children.                                     the learning cube. No injuqies were reported in the
        Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received three re-                  third incident
            ports of young children                                                                 Sold at: Target stores nationwide
            getting their necks lodged                                                              from June 2005 through Novem-
            between the seatback and                                                                ber 2005 for about $15.
            the side table of the toy,                                                              Remedy: Consumers should
            including one report of a                                                               immediately take the recalled
            chld receiving a welt on                                                                learning cube toy away from
            the neck.                                                                               young children and return it to
        Sold by: Discount department                                                                Target for a $15 giftcard plus ap-
            and toy stores nationwide                                                               plicable state tax.
            €rom May 2005 through                                                                   Consumer Contact: For ad- -
            January 2006 for about $27.                                                             ditional information, contact
        Remedy: Consumers should                                                                    Target at (800) 440-0680 between
            take the recalled musical                                                               7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday
            chair away from children                                                                through Friday, or visit Targefs
            immediately and contact                                                                 Web site at www.target.com.
            Fisher-Price to receive a free repair kit that contains
            a plastic piece that connects in between the seatback
            and side table, preventing the possibility of entrap-     Name of Product: 10-in-1Activity
            ment.                                                     Trunks by Kid Connection                                             I
        Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (866) 552-                Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
            3914 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.               Hazard: Some of the toys in these trunks contain small
            service.fisher-price.com.                                           parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
                                                                            Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Name of Product: Little Tree Mini                                           Sold at: Wal-Mart stores exclusively nationwide from
                                                                                July 2005 through September 2005 for about $15.
Learning Cube                                                               Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these
        Manufacturer/Importer: Maxim Enterprise Inc. of                         toys away from young children and return the
            LakeviHe, Mass                                                      product to Wal-Mart for a !ill refund.
        Hazard: Small wooden pegs in the top corners of the toy             Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278
            can come loose posing a choking hazard to young                     between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Fri-
            children.                                                           day, or visit Wal-Mart's Web site at www.walmart.
        Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of                com and click on "Product Recalls" for more infor-
            incidents including two reports of cluldren mouth-                  mation.
            ing pieces of the learning cube. In one incident, an

Southeastern Child Care Resource and Referral @ SOSU, Continuing Education              All artwork is property of the artist,
Vision Statement:                                                                               Ruby Bolding and
  Oklahoma communities support the development and learning of all children.           choctaw ~        c h i l d care .
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Mission Statemeizt:
  All Oklahoma families have access to quality care and education for their children through community-based resources and

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      Thurscluy o each month zlntil8:OO p.m.     Child Care Resource and Referral Associntion, and Choctaw Nation Child Care Assistance.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention
Month.                --
     You may not realize how prevalent child abuse is. Ac-                        substance abuse treatment programs help to protect
cording to the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and                          children by addressing circumstances that place
Neglect Information, in the year 2003, an estimated 2.9 million                   families at risk for child abuse and neglect. Donate
reports concerning the welfare of approximately 5.5 million                       your time or money, if yoy can.
children were made. In approximately two-thirds (68 percent)
of these cases, the information provided in the report was suf-            Spread the word. Help educate others in your commu-
ficient to prompt an assessment or investigation. As a result                 nity about child abuse and neglect.
of these investigations, approximately 906,000 children were                   *Toreport suspected child abuse cases, please con-
found to have been victims of abuse or negled. An average of                   tact the state Department of Human Services Chl-
four children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect              dren and Family Services @ 1-800-522-3511
(an estimated 1,500 chldren in 2003).

    These are terrifying numbers, but you have the power to
help prevent chld abuse and neglect. Here are some ways
you can contribute.

      Understand the problem. Chld abuse and neglect af-
         fect children of all ages, races, and incomes.

      Understand the terms. Chld abuse and neglect take
         more than one form. Federal and State laws address
         four main types of child maltreatment: physical
         abuse, physical or emotional neglect, sexual abuse,
         and emotional abuse.

      Understand the causes. Most parents don't hurt or ne-
         glect their children intentionally. Many were them-
         selves abused or neglected.

      Support programs that support families. Parent educa-
         tion, community centers, respite care services, and

N i s s Mim 's Hair Treatment                                              Any changes to your household income, employment,

    This is a safe and effective approach to head lice for
children. It is aloe Vera based and contains herbs used for
                                                                    of that change, or your day care assistance will be termi-
centuries to eradicate head lice. There are no harsh chemical
                                                                    nated. Once your child's day care assistance is terminated
pesticides to worry about. It is very easy to use, just shampoo,
                                   rinse, and repeat if you like,   you will be responsible for making payments to your
                                    then towel dry. Next spray      child's day care. Your child is not approved for the child
                                    Miss Mim's Hair Treat-          care assistance program until you receive hotification from
                                                                    this office that your child is approved to receive CCDF as-
                                   ment, leave in, and style
                                                                    sistance. If you have further questions, call 1-800-522-6170
                                    as usual. This can be done
                                    daily! Parents: If your chil-   and ask for Choctaw Nation Child Care Assistance Pro-
                                                                    gram. You will be put on a waiting list.
                                    dren are participating in the
                                    Choctaw Nation Child Care
                                    Assistance Program and
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                                    for Choctaw Nation Child        religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of itspolicies. practices, orprocedrtm
                                    Care Assistance Program.                                           to                                     aid,
                                                                    This includes but is not li~?tited admissions, employment,.jnanciol and educational

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Pot of Gold Toss                     ..
                                   . .

       Supplies:                   . -

          Large cardboard pot. Good size hole cut-
          out in center of pot, or a few small holes
          for older kids.
          Gold circular bean bags (gold coins)
          Bucket to hold bean bags
          Tape to mark distance line
       How To Play:                                                     *mini muffin tins
          Place cardboard pot a little distance from                   1 box (18.25 oz) devils food cake mix
               a wall with a paper box lid on floor                   1can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
               to catch chocolate bean bags. Mark                     Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin
               your distance line according to age                        tins with cooking spray. Mix cake mix and
               and skill of children. Line children                       pumpkin together in large bowl until com-
               up behind the line and place a bucket                       pletely moist. Fill each muffin tin with 2
               of gold coin bean bags beside them.                          Tbs of mixture and bake 10-17 minutes,
               Give each child three tries to get their
               bean bag through the hole. Get all
               three gold coin bean bags in and earn
               a 'chocolate' coin reward.

Cotton Ball Chick:
     What you need:
          2 yellow cotton balls
          M of clean egg shell or cup from egg carton
          Black construction paper
          Orange construction paper
                                                                                        .*:*":g    .. -.,s,

                                                                                                       M ,

          Hold punch                                                        ,
                                                                            ,   "

      How to make:
          1. Use the hole punch to make eyes out of black
              construction paper.
          2. Cut a small square from orange construction
              paper and fold it in half to form a triangle for
              the beak.
          3. Glue one cotton ball into the bottom of the egg
              shell. Glue the other cotton ball on top for the
          4. Glue on the two eyes and beak.
          5. You're done!

                                                            Easter Chick Nests
                                                                 Make a batch of drop sugar cookies. While they are cooling,
                                                            dye coconut green, get a bag of jelly beans, white cake frosting,
                                                            and a box of marshmallow peeps. Take the cake icing and spread          ,
                                                            it on the cool cookie. Sprinkle some of the tinted coconut. Place the
..                                                          marshmallow peep on top. Take some of the jelly beans and place
                                                            them around the peep.

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Easter Make-N-Take Workshops              Introduction to Nutrition
                                          March 11,2006
    March 23,2006: 6:15-8:15 pni-         Muskogee Public Library             "Lullabies to Literacy"
    Kiamichi Technology Center            Muskogee, OK                             Tier I1 Hours
    Business Room                         Sharica Cole: 918-682-1383               May 13,2006: 9 am-4 pm
    Vo Tech Drive                                                                  sosu
    McAlester, OK                    Tier I1 Training                              Durant, OK
                                                                                   contactfcindy Goode @
    April 3,2006: 6:15-8:15 pm            TIC-TOC Training                         1-800-522-0772 ext.1316
    Kiamichi Technology Center            Spring Workshop Series for
    Wes Watkins Room #I07                     Child Care Providers
    810 Waldon Drive                      For information Contact Pat
    Durant, OK                                Diaz @
    April 6, 2006: 6:15-8:15 pm           Email tic-toc@ouhsc.edu.
    3205 Lincoln Road N.E.                Tier I1 Classes held at ECU Child
    Wayne Crusoe Building Room 3              Care Resource and Referral,
    Idabel, OK                                Ada, OK: 9 am-4 pm
    Call 1-888-320-5205 for more          April 1, 2006
        information on the Make-N-        Infant Toddler
        Takes                             For more information contact,
                                              ECU Child Care Resource &
Caregiver Training                            Referral @ 1-800-862-5593

    Behavior and Guidance JJ         "Family Matters" Conference
    March 21,2006                         OSU, Tulsa
    Southern Oklahoma Tech Center         March 31,2006
    Ardmore, OK                           Contact Donna Jones @ 918-696-
    Pamela Lynn: 580-223-2070                7292

    Daily Program for Young          "Babies Can't Wait: Infant
        Children Three to Six
    April 4,2006
                                     Mental Health"
                                          April 7,2006: 8:30 am-4 pm
    Southern Oklahoma Tech Center
                                          Metro Tech Center, Springlake
    Ardmore, OK
    Pamela Lynn: 580-223-2070
                                          OKC, OK
                                          Contact Sherry Blazi @
    Health and Safety
    April 25, 2006
    Southern Oklahoma Tech Center
    Ardmore, OK
    Pamela Lynn: 580-223-2070        "Lullabies to Literacy"
                                          Tier 11Hours
    Language                              March 25,2006: 9 am-4 pm
    April 6,2006                          Carl Albert College
    Kiarnichi Tech Center                 Poteua, OK
    Atoka, OK                             Contact Cindy Goode
    Tandy Bowerman: 580-889-7321          1-800-522-0772 ext.1316

    Behavior and Guidance 1 1        "Lullabies to Literacy"
    April 4, 2006                               1
                                          Tier 1 Hours
    Kiamichi Tech Center                  April 15,2006: 930 a m 4 pm
    Durant, OK                            McAlester Public Library
    Ruth Kirk: 580-924-7081               McAlester, OK
                                          Contact Cindy Goode @

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