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Western Maryland's Child Care Resource Center, under the auspices of APPLES for Children, Inc., serves Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties!  We are committed to supporting the well-being of children and families by promoting the availability of quality child care services in the area. We work with parents, child care providers, businesses, and community organizations to provide education and training and act as a bridge to other important resources at the local, state, and national levels...

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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

We all have good and bad days; moments of excitement, engagement, and inspiration and moments of disappointment, dis

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5 Steps To Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

When we help our children feel safe enough to feel and express their emotions, we not only heal their psyches and bo

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Three Benefits from Exposure to Music

Think about your favorite song. Do you sing along? Do you tap your foot? Do you dance?

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Picture This: Using Art To Explore Math

It’s easy to view art and math as completely separate subjects. Right brain vs. left brain. Creative vs.

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Smoothing Out the Bumps of Transitioning to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is an important time in the young life of a preschooler.

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The Fight Against Inequality Starts with Moms

“If we want to attack poverty, the place to start is very early in life,” says Paul Gertler, an economist who studie

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Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers

Books are powerful tools that can help children make sense of difficult feelings.

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20 Phrases to Use When Your Child Isn’t Listening

Replacing a threatening tone with a problem solving, empathetic and encouraging one may help when trying to get t

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How Learning to Put on Rain Boots Leads to Academic Success

As children learn to dress themselves, they are strengthening physical development, improving coordination and memor

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