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Week of the Young Child is yearly festivity sponsored by National Association for the Education of Young Children. Globally, NAEYC is the largest association of childhood education. The reason behind this festivity is to educate the people about the well being of young children so that they could better cater the mental and physical needs of their children. NAEYC arranged Week of the Young Children for the very first time in 1971. It’s been 39 years and 40th year has begun that Learning Care Group, Inc. in association with NAEYC arranges the festivity.
Learning Care Group, Inc. controls above 1,000 schools in 36 states and internationally. NAEYC, official sponsor of this festivity allocate the date and themes for Week of the Young Child.
Festivity started on 10th of April and will continue till 16th of April 2011. The theme for the year 2011 is “Early Years are Learning Years”. Sub-themes include; Where Learning Begins, Embracing Diversity, Teaching and Teachers matters, Encouraging Health and Fitness, Investing in Young Children Benefits All, and Prevent the Achievement Gap. Barbara Beck, CEO said, “For over 40 years, Learning Care Group has been dedicated to the highest quality care and education. Our vision is to inspire lifelong learning. In observance of this special week, we also honor our dedicated educators that enable our children to have a safe learning environment everyday”. Read the rest of this entry »
“The baby is here and then hop, we headed straight to contraception!” It is a widely held idea and found it funny but it is not. Katty Ardaens the gynecologist sees things differently. For her, the best time to contraception is by far the pregnancy. “Young mothers who were not breastfeeding will very quickly normal fertility” she says.
Biologically speaking, the first egg laying, that is to say, ovulation usually occurs 25 days after childbirth if not breastfeeding. Katty Ardaens even adds that “Recent studies have demonstrated the safety of the traditional low-dose pill on the quality of breastfeeding and the baby’s growth”. Ideally, as always gynecologist would be to wait at least 6 weeks after delivery if you want to use it. Read the rest of this entry »