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2012-06-06 02:29:26

WALTHAM, Mass., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue honoring our military members' commitment to our nation, Care.com, (http://www.care.com), an online resource helping families connect with local caregivers for children; adults and seniors; pets; and home and lifestyle, is offering a free, one-year premium membership to active duty service members and their families. The offer, effective immediately for new Care.com memberships, allows military families to access thousands of caregivers...

2012-06-01 02:21:33

DULUTH, Ga., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online child care and education training institution, offers new users the trial course CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting at no cost in June in recognition of Great Outdoors Month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/MM90221LOGO ) Outdoor play is essential for good health and should be a major part of any effective, high-quality early...

2012-05-25 02:22:03

DULUTH, Ga., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of ADM102: Family Child Care Basics to the online child care training course catalog. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/MM90221LOGO) The family (or home-based) child care industry has grown considerably in recent years. While...

2012-05-10 02:36:32

DULUTH, Ga., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers everyone no-cost access to the CCEI Online Child Care Training Course Catalog on Friday, May 11, in honor of Provider Appreciation Day(TM). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/MM90221LOGO ) Established in 1996, Provider Appreciation Day(TM) is an opportunity...

2012-05-09 02:24:08

New American Red Cross Poll Finds a Third of Parents Rejected Sitters due to Safety Concerns WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents say that good babysitters are hard to find, according to a new American Red Cross poll. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Red Cross poll found that in the past 24 months, 55 percent of parents surveyed decided to stay home because they couldn't find a babysitter. The survey also found that nearly a...

2012-05-08 02:33:22

CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools close their doors for the summer, it often leaves parents scrambling to find a summer sitter. But for military families with children, this time of year presents additional challenges. Not only may a military family have just one parent at home during a deployment, but one in three military families will also have to move between May 15th and September 30th. One of the biggest problems they face when relocating to a new post away...

2012-05-01 02:26:09

DULUTH, Ga., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills at no cost in May in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20111019/MM90221LOGO) Speaking and listening skills are not only essential for...

2012-04-27 06:22:59

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions®, the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work/life solutions, today announced that its contact center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal. The Center of Excellence recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/NE52441LOGO ) "At Bright...

2012-04-25 06:22:12

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Caring Program board today announced SPARK, a new collaborative program that combines child care scholarships with quality assessments. The result: a better start for more of Michigan's youngest children. SPARK seeks to improve the quality of early childhood caregiving, provide early care and education scholarships and measure the results in two test counties, with the long-term goal of replicating this project in counties...

2012-04-23 21:02:15

Swedish mothers of small children work a lot more than in the 1970. This is an important reason why so many parents feel extremely pressured for time. One way to handle the stress is to take advantage of the right for Swedish parents to work half time, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The author of the thesis Jörgen Larsson suggests shorter workweeks for parents. Jörgen Larsson's doctoral thesis is based on the observation that...