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?

ElyceChild Care

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

ElyceChild Care

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

Connect with BANANAS on Social Media

ElyceSocial Media

Did you know you can find us on all your favorite social media channels? It’s true! If you’re looking for information about our workshops and events, check our Facebook page. BANANAS offers trainings for child care providers such as First Aid & CPR as well as support groups for parents and … Read More

BANANAS Is Turning 40! Come Celebrate!


It’s been a wonderfully busy four decades of advocating for affordable, accessible child care and we couldn’t be prouder of the strides that have been made for working families and child care providers. So, it’s time to celebrate! Join us on  at for live music, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails and bid … Read More

Welcome to the BANANAS blog!

ElyceTips from the BANANAS Bunch

We’re so excited to be debuting our BANANAS blog! In the coming months, we are looking forward to sharing lots of information and resources on every relevant parenting and child care topic, from ideas for play to tips on development. We’ll also be bringing you BANANAS’ perspective on trending child care … Read More