How Qualified Does Your Nanny Need To Be?

How Qualified Does Your Nanny Need To Be?

People are paying $200,000 a year for top-tier, career nannies who have experience and certifications in professional newborn care, child development, and multi-lingual skills. Is that kind of salary necessary for quality childcare? Florence Romano, The Windy City Nanny and author of Nanny and Me, joins WGN Radio’s Karen Conti to talk about what’s right for […]

Daycare Worker Arrested For Intentionally Dropping Infant On It’s Head For “Misbehaving”

Daycare Worker Arrested For Intentionally Dropping Infant On It’s Head For “Misbehaving”

The Sun reports Bethan Pringle, 23, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse after she intentionally dropped an 11-month-old boy on his head because he misbehaved. She worked as a teacher at the Child Care Network Daycare In Sneads Ferry. After the incident, the infant was rushed to a local hospital where medical staff […]

Austin Girl Scouts learn how to defend themselves against potential kidnappers

Austin Girl Scouts learn how to defend themselves against potential kidnappers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kindergarten and first-grade Girl Scouts from Central Texas spent their Sunday learning how to defend themselves if faced with a kidnapping situation. They got lessons in how to escape a locked car trunk, how to protect their personal space and how to attract help from adults during an attempted abduction. Rawa Gokhaley […]

Waterville early learning program opens new classroom with $4 million grant

Waterville early learning program opens new classroom with $4 million grant

WATERVILLE — An early childhood learning center recently opened a new classroom using a $4 million grant that will also help add capacity and build partnerships in childcare centers and family childcare homes across central Maine. The new classroom space at Educare Central Maine is just one way the Waterville-based agency is spending the federal […]

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth

Fred Rogers, the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” liked to pose a question to children and adults alike: “What is essential about you?” In Pixar movies, though, that question often becomes a technicolor riddle that characters pose to one another. First, there were the early “Toy Story” movies, in which astronaut action figure Buzz Lightyear […]