Rainy Day Fund

ElyceChild Care Advocacy

From Executive Director Rich Winefield: Last month California voters passed Proposition 2, the Rainy Day Fund, by a wide margin. Governor Brown’s initiative represents sound fiscal policy, safeguarding the financial future of our state and improving our credit rating. I voted for Prop 2, but… Many Californians still suffer from … Read More

Child Care Costs and American Families

ElyceChild Care Advocacy

Our nation continues to face an uphill battle to ensure that all families have access to affordable child care. Today Child Care Aware released its 2014 report, Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, a text that reveals the disparity between the cost of child care and the median … Read More

Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday

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As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we at BANANAS are reflecting on the year and counting the many wonderful things we are grateful for such as our hard-working clients, our dedicated staff, and our generous donors. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to offer no-cost parenting workshops, provider trainings, and … Read More

Kid-Friendly Vegetable Recipes

ElyceChildhood Health and Fitness

Of all the foods available to us, vegetables provide some of the most nutrition. When we opt for leafy greens such as kale and spinach, we are supplying our bodies with vitamins, iron, and fiber, which keep us healthy and balanced. It can be a trick to convince little ones … Read More

What Do Toddlers Like to Do?

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By the time many babies grow to be between nine and twelve months in age, they are sitting up and crawling; some can even walk while holding onto things. This is an age of exploration for little ones and to help them learn about the new, wide world, parents and … Read More

Five Myths About Child Care

ElyceChild Care Issues for New Parents

As a new parent, you will no doubt have a lot of different people give you all kinds of advice and information about the best way to care for your child. Some of the suggestions, while well-intentioned, may not always be accurate. Here we offer five common myths and misconceptions … Read More

SIDS and Infant Sleeping Safety

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One of the most important activities that babies do (aside from bonding with loved ones and caregivers, eating nutritious foods, and exploring the wide, new world around them) is sleep. Sadly, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the leading cause of death in infants aged one to twelve months in the US. … Read More