Stages & Ages - School Aged

The need for child care providers has never been greater!

Coad4kids is an Ohio-based agency that is ready with services and financial support to those interested in becoming a childcare provider.

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Ohio launches effort to prevent youth suicides

(Ohio) – State organizations are teaming up to bring the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) to Ohio.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday: 8 CDC Health Hacks for back-to-school success

(Dennison, Ohio) – To have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better learners.

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Executive Director of Ashland mental health center issues heart-felt statement to those struggling with addiction

(Ashland, Ohio) – Appleseed Community Mental Health Center is reminding residents that local help with recovery is available.

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Looking for childcare? Coad4kids is here to help!

Coad4kis is a FREE resource designed to ensure Ohio children have access to safe, nurturing childcare environments.

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3 satisfying kinetic sand activities for pre-K and elementary school students

Yes, it can be messy, but we promise it’s better than slime! And, there are learning and skill-building components!

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5 steps to choosing quality childcare for your kids

Our children are our world and determining who you will leave them with every day can seem like a daunting task.

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Keep your toddler busy and learning with sticker line up.

Toddlers are busy and with recent studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, screens may keep them occupied, but they may do more harm than

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ADC – Teen drinking does NOT teach moderation

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Despite some misconceptions, allow your teens to drink does not teach them moderation, it teaches them that you’re okay with them

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – It’s time to think about immunizations

(U.S.) – Health officials are encouraging parents to ensure their children are up-to-date with immunizations.

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ADC – Teens use the norm of mask-wearing to get their hands on alcohol

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – It seems teenagers have found a way to take mask-covered faces to a whole new level.

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Including You – Helping special needs students stay on track this school year

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Summer slide…COVID slide…like last year, the upcoming school year will not be without its challenges.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – 4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

(U.S.) – When children discern that adults around them don’t fully understand something – or, in the case of COVID-19, that we can’t completely guarantee

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Your toddler’s whining is science

Whining toddler is something every parent has encountered at least once, and if it’s only been once…share your secrets!

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Talk. They Hear You.

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition to participate in underage drinking prevention national campaign for parents.

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School looks different and that’s going to have an impact on your kids.

Many kids are going to be nervous with their ‘normal’ is gone and anxiety and uncertainty will be some of the most common emotions. So,

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Licensed Ohio child care centers now eligible to take in school-age children during school day

(Ohio) – Parents are returning to work, but what do they do with their school-aged children learning remotely?

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Preparing for Every Scenario – Updated Site-Based Mentoring Delivery Models

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio remains committed to ensuring site-based mentoring programs are offered to support children in

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19

(Ohio) – The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life, so how can we as parents help them navigate the upcoming school year?

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Children in foster care face deeper jeopardy during the coronavirus pandemic

(U.S.) – The roughly 435,000 U.S. children in foster care have been hit especially hard.

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Teens, young adults who vape more at risk for COVID-19

(U.S.) – A new study suggests vaping is linked t an elevated risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults.

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Ohio health officials prohibit the use of face shields

(Ohio) – As schools prepare for the new academic year, the Ohio Department of Health is prohibiting the use of face shields as a substitute

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Parents say they feel closer to their children because of lockdown

(U.S.) – A recent study indicates parents have developed stronger bonds with their children after being forced to stay home together due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Sixth-grader redesigns video game to help with COVID-19 stress

(U.S.) Like many across the country, Israel Smith was feeling the stress of COVID-19 and so he turned a school assignment into a way to

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A philosopher explains why dance can help pandemic-proof your kids

“Ring around the Rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”

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The tooth fairy as an essential worker in a child’s world of wonder

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults and children alike have called on political leaders and health experts to address a concern: Is now

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Why do kids call their parents ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – How to check for a fever without a thermometer

The desire to confirm whether or not you or your little ones are running a fever as soon as possible is more intense than ever

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TikTok Amps up parental control

(U.S.) – The popular video social media platform, TikTok announce this week that it is enhancing parental controls on the platform.

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When It Is Your Circus and These Are Your Monkeys

Some days parenting toddlers is just hard. I’m going to be real honest here. We have 3 girls under 4 years old, 3 year old

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A Journey of Fostering Siblings

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – It wasn’t necessarily the plan to foster siblings, but it was the journey for Jeanne and Dennis Hostetler.

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Suicide becomes the leading cause of death among tweens and teens in 2019

(5 Minute Read) Ohio – The latest report from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation indicates suicide as the leading cause of death for children ages 10

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I’m Under Qualified for Motherhood.

Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I took the leap and went back to school to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a teacher.

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Police warn parents of teen chat room

(Ohio) – Police in Ohio are warning parents to be on the lookout for teen-chat.org.

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Shining a light on youth runaway prevention

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – November is National Runaway Prevention Month designed to bring awareness and resources to the forefront for parents and guardians.

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Reports indicate active shooter drills in schools could be doing more harm than good.

(U.S.) – Nearly all public schools in the United States now conduct lockdown drills to prepare students in the case of an actual shooter situation

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