Play is Under Threat

Early this week we read this piece by Dr. Diane Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College in Boston, published by Community Playthings. Dr. Levin aptly asks “What has Happened to Play?” We knew that play has been on the decline at home for some time now.[i] Television, video games, and the internet Continue reading


What Makes a Great Lactation Space?

By California law, all employers must provide a reasonable amount of break time and provide a private space other than a toilet stall, close to the employee’s work area, to accommodate an employee desiring to express breastmilk. In creating their breastfeeding room, The Contra Costa Child Care Council has gone far above and beyond these Continue reading

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Approximately one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for life-threatening and costly health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The problem is not distributed evenly across the population: childhood obesity among preschoolers is more prevalent among children of color and Continue reading

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the world’s biggest social mobilization platform for breastfeeding. Put on by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, this year’s WBW theme is Breastfeeding: a Key to Sustainable Development. By linking breastfeeding to sustainable development goals, the breastfeeding movement will be able to connect with a variety of development issues for Continue reading