Pinto Beans

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Season these to taste. We generally add about one tablespoon of cumin, and one teaspoon of oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika per cup of raw beans. Ingredients 2 cups raw pinto beans water 1 medium onion chopped 1 green and/or red bell pepper chopped 1 celery stalk 3 minced garlic gloves cumin oregano paprika salt and pepper 1/4 cup … Read More

Waiting Lists

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

If you sign up for the waiting list today you may wait one month or several years before a spot is available. If you actually register and pay the registration fee for the next available spot (provided one exists) then you will move to a higher priority on the waiting list. Loading…

Healthy Food And Activities For Children

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time are good for adults and children alike. For some of us this healthy living comes easily and for others of us it’s a daily struggle. It can be difficult to juggle work and parenting while also maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for ourselves much less our children. Here … Read More

Nine Ideas to Help With a Smooth Transition to Kindergarten

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Mother Reading To Daughter

One minute your child is an infant and the next you are looking for kindergartens. The time goes quickly. Plan ahead. Here are nine ideas that may help with the transition. Do the screening early. When your child turns three years old, she can do the early childhood screening. You can wait until she is four or five, however,many districts … Read More

Healthy Foods and Activities

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Watermelson, peaches, bannanas on a cutting board with walnuts.

Healthy child development requires healthy foods and beverages, regular exercise, and limits on screen time. Food Children’s risk of developing obesity, chronic illness, behavior issues and other problems that impact well-being are reduced if they gobble up whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat or fat-free dairy, consume breast milk (or formula if breast milk isn’t an option!) … Read More

Hennepin County Parent Resources

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Hennepin-County Border

Below is a document with plenty of great parent resources on early childhood family education, dental, medical, financial assistance, screening, etc. Hennepin County Resources If you’re looking for something that isn’t in the document above, contact the center. We may be able to help.  

Ramsey County Parent Resources

Nate McCallisterGeneral, Parent Resources

Ramsey County Border

Below are documents with plenty of great parent resources on early childhood family education, dental, medical, financial assistance, screening, etc. Ramsey County Parent Resource Booklet Ramsey County Resources If you’re looking for something that isn’t in the documents above, contact the center. We may be able to help.

Younger Infant: Communicating and Speaking

Nate McCallisterGeneral

Mom-Talking-to-Young-Infant

Ever get the feeling your seven month old infant is talking to you? Well, young infants do talk. Sort of. Even as young infants, children begin to develop vocal communication skills. Some examples of progress in this area follow as well as some strategies you can use to support this development. Age: 0-8 Months Domain: Language Development and Communication Sub-domain: … Read More

Toddler: Listening and Understanding

Nate McCallisterGeneral

Smiling Toddler

For many, it is a joy to watch toddler’s language and communication skills emerge. It is essential that children develop these skills. As their ability to communicate improves so does their ability to influence others. Which, in turn, helps nurture other areas of development as well. Below are some examples of progress in this area and some tips you can … Read More

Older Infant: Listening and Understanding

Nate McCallisterGeneral

Infant hand cupping ear.

One thing we can do to help older infants develop their ability to listen and understand is shush up. At times, instead of waiting for a child to respond to our words, we assume they can’t and we continue talking instead of pausing to wait for a response. Often, however, if we wait a few moments, the child will respond. … Read More