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Top 5 Best Special Needs Child Care in Alameda County in 2020

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Here are the 2020 Top 5 Best Special Needs Child Care as voted for by parents in Alameda County: ... Read full article

Winner Best Child Care Referral and Support Agency in Alameda County in 2020

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Here are the 2020 Winner Best Child Care Referral and Support Agency as voted for by parents in Alameda County: ... Read full article

To Be, or Not to Be … a Shakespeare Camper

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Shakespeare camp may not be top of mind for most parents — unless your child is already a budding Kenneth Branagh or Judi Dench. Based on the responses parents have sent to the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival about its camps, maybe it should be.... Read full article

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

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How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry. ... Read full article

Leaping into Learning

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The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article

The Full Measure of a Child

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But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...... Read full article

Kids and Climate Without Tears

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Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Holiday and Vacation Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Holiday and Vacation Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Overnight Summer Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Overnight Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

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