De-Horrifying Halloween

Fears of unusual, imaginary and strange creatures are common to many children. If you work with children or are a parent, you know this already. But, on Halloween there really are strange and wondrous beasts walking the streets and ringing our doorbells.

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BANANAS Mini-Guide for New Parents

Being a new parent brings much joy and pleasure, but also many changes to your life – especially if you are a first-time parent. This handout seeks to provide you with the resources you need to be the best parent you can be.

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How to Use 911

BANANAS has developed a sticker and emergency information to assist babysitters and family child care providers whose first language is not English.

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Guide for Teen Babysitters

Babysitting is more than just a way to earn money. It’s a job that requires a responsible, energetic and committed person. If this is you and you enjoy being with children, this may be your perfect job.

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In Sickness and in Health

It is inevitable for children to get sick. When children are in child care, they will undoubtedly get sick slightly more often. Making a decision that a child is “too sick” to attend child care can be a complex one.

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Exposure Notice

The following recommendations are guidelines for providers and parents and may be subject to variations depending on circumstances, prevailing medical opinion and program capability to integrate children with illnesses into care.

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