Are you gearing up for the three-day weekend? So are we! Here’s a bit of what’s been going on with the Bunch:
This was an important week here at BANANAS because on Tuesday we shared a Blog Special: In-home Child Care, Background Checks, and Child Safety, which includes lots of details about TrustLine, the California registry of in-home child care providers who have passed a background screening. If you are a parent looking for a nanny or babysitter, be sure to get informed on this highly recommended resource. We also continued to serve clients with our brand new online child care referrals search that allows parents to find the perfect child care fit with the push of a button! If you haven’t discovered this exciting feature, be sure to check it out.
NEXT WEEK (and beyond)
There’s one free Booties Camp workshop left in the series and it’s happening in the morning on Wednesday, May 27th. Moms, sign up today for I Heart Mama Stroller Exercises and spend a carefree, casual hour meeting other moms, bonding with your baby, and fostering your physical health. Then, to kick off June, we’re offering our popular Positive Parenting series where participants will learn to raise compassionate and resilient children. This free series will fill up, so RSVP today! We’ve also got a Teen CPR & First Aid Training at BANANAS on Thursday, June 18th, that’s designed especially for teens ages 13 through 17. In this class teens will learn life-saving techniques and receive a certificate of completion—a great opportunity for those looking to find summer babysitting jobs.
IN THE COMMUNITY
On Sunday, May 24th, you can bring the kids to the Jack London Square Farmers’ Market where vendors will be selling fresh produce and flowers along with breads and pastries. Delicious family fun! On Memorial Day, May 25th, bring three cans of food to Brushstrokes for free admission and artistic fun! Then, mark your calendars, parents, because next Sunday, May 31st, is the Oakland Book Festival and there will be a special children’s area in front of City Hall on Frank Ogawa Plaza with performances by Fairyland, stories read by librarians from the Oakland Public Library, and book-making projects with the Museum of Children’s Art.