LIVING UNITED Toys for Tots drive
There's still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way.
Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distr... Posted on 11/25/13 at 4:57 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER What is Growing Futures North Dakota?
Grow your career, grow yourself and grow your future using this supportive and educational website foranyone working with or on behalf of North Dakota's children. You now have capabilities of research... Posted on 10/16/13 at 9:21 AM
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS Bresciani puts hold on child care center closure
Dear Campus Community:
As you may imagine, it has been an interesting last 48 hours for the President of NDSU. At the end of the day, Ive found myself proud of and impressed by our campus community a... Posted on 3/10/11 at 9:52 PM
Funding for Centers of Excellence, an energy director and American Indian businesses is back in the Commerce Department budget.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the budget, which has $7.9 million more than the House version.
The goal of the Growing Child Care ND program is to recruit and train 100 new licensed child care programs and provide training to strengthen an additional 100 licensed child care programs across the state over the next two years.
As parents face reduced work hours, lower wages, layoffs and uncertainties stemming from the recession, a growing number of families are turning to baby-sitting swaps to reduce what they pay local teenagers and college students to look after their children.
Despite the advantages for both mother and infant's health and the potential for employers to reap fewer absences in the long run, expressing milk on the job remains a sensitive subject for many working women. Pumping can keep new mothers connected to their children and help them maintain their milk supply so they can continue to breastfeed when they're at home, but it often comes at a cost.
I have never criticized child care providers, and I recognize the need for more high-quality child care availability. In fact, contrary to the letter's assertions, I made the motion in the Human Service Committee to add funding to House Bill 1418; I made the motion to pass the bill; and I am carrying it to the floor.
Apparently Sen. Dick Dever, R-Bismarck, has had a revelation that will solve the state’s child care problems at no cost to the state or even to the parents: Grandma and Grandpa can watch them. Why didn’t we think of this earlier?!
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