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No Monkey Business: It’s National Playground Safety Week Posted on Apr 24

No Monkey Business: It’s National Playground Safety Week

Playgrounds provide children with a great opportunity for exercise, social interaction, and fun. Because children require at least 60 minutes of activity per day, it’s important to ensure these play-friendly spaces are safe. Each year, 76% of child injuries occur on public playgrounds. Luckily, most   …Continue Reading No Monkey Business: It’s National Playground Safety Week

Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe Posted on Apr 22

Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe

From guide dogs that help people with their mobility and access to family companions, pets have become important members in over half of American households today. Pets can help us cope with stress, stay physically fit, and improve our mood. Due to the special role   …Continue Reading Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe

Take a Stand against Distracted Driving Posted on Apr 15

Take a Stand against Distracted Driving

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) designates April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Across the country, this campaign works to keep America’s roads safe by reminding drivers to stay focused when behind the wheel. At any given moment in the United States, more   …Continue Reading Take a Stand against Distracted Driving

It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week Posted on Apr 10

It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week

  Vaccinations contribute to disease prevention and play an important role in public health. In fact, infants and children who are immunized (protected from a disease by receiving a vaccine shot) before age two,  are defended against up to 14 preventable diseases for the rest   …Continue Reading It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month Posted on Apr 1

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Making Meaningful Connections.” By linking the youth and families in our communities, we can do the work necessary to raise happy, healthy, and safe children. There are many types of child abuse, from neglect   …Continue Reading Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Keeping Your Family Safe During National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 13

Keeping Your Family Safe During National Poison Prevention Week

Every day, U.S. emergency rooms treat more than 300 children for poisoning; every 13 seconds, a Poison Control Center receives a call. More than 90 percent of poisoning incidents occur in the home. To highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them, National   …Continue Reading Keeping Your Family Safe During National Poison Prevention Week

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 20

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Massachusetts child care and preschool education programs offer free or inexpensive child care options to low-income families with children. Families can choose the type of child care they want, including day care centers, family child care, in-home child care, or preschool. Many of the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Celebrating Black History Month Posted on Jan 30

Celebrating Black History Month

Across America, February is recognized as Black History Month – an annual celebration of achievements and advancements by African-Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. Massachusetts communities honor this historic month in a variety of ways: from art exhibits   …Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Posted on Jan 14

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Through organized, non-violent and peaceful means, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world by dedicating his life to the pursuit of basic civil rights for all people. He dreamed of a world where people of all races and backgrounds could live, work, and help   …Continue Reading How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month Posted on Jan 7

11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to recruit volunteers to mentor young people, marks its 13th anniversary this year. Recognizing the important role mentors play, National Mentoring Month aims to raise awareness of mentoring, recruit individuals to mentor, and promote the rapid growth of mentoring   …Continue Reading 11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month