Stages & Ages - School Aged

Ohio School Safety Center Releases 2020 Annual Report

(Ohio) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) recently released its 2020 Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) Annual Report which demonstrates its ongoing commitment to

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Dates for annual Earth Day race announced

(Wilmont, Ohio) –  The Wilderness Center’s (TWC) annual Earth Day race has a new name, new look, and new energy as it resumes following last

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Together We Rise – Kinship Placement

Kinship care is commonly defined as the full-time care, nurturing, and protection of a child by individuals who already have a connection with that child.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday- Fueling Your Healthy Heart

We have learned a lot about our hearts over the last month, and finally, we are going to talk about fueling your healthy heart. Our

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Kent State Tuscarawas named a military friendly school

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Kent State University at Tuscarawas has earned the 2021–2022 Military Friendly ® School designation.

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Surprisingly effective tips for raising resilient children

This can be a scary and challenging world sometimes and so many are focusing on raising resilient children.

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Finding Star Rated Programs is Easy! – Step UpTo Quality

Step UpTo Quality is Ohio’s Star Rating system for licensed early learning and development programs.

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Challenging behaviors in early childhood – Cracking the meltdown code

Why is my child acting like this? The tantrums or meltdowns that come from nowhere, being afraid to say no or change plans. There are

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Local organization launches unique approach to mental health education

(Canton, Ohio) – Middle school students in Stark County have an innovative new way to learn about their mental health in a format they are

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Healthy Tip Tuesday- Let’s Work That Heart Muscle

Did you know our heart is a muscle, and just like our other muscles this one needs a workout, which we all know can be

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“Vroom” The App Designed to Build Your Child Brain !

A real breakthrough in supporting parents and caregivers with young children. The app that provides parents and families with children under five daily ‘Vrooms’ —

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Apply These 5 Techniques To Improve Conflict Management

There are times in all of our lives when we have to deal with difficult people leading to a focus on conflict management.

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Mentor Mondays – Myths About Becoming a Big

Often, there are myths about becoming a Big which can keep individuals from volunteering. The staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio

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Did You Know? Kindness Benefits Others AND YOU!

Have you heard? It’s cool to be kind. Find a way to include your kids in putting a little kindness into action every day!

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Together We Rise – The Perspective of a CPS Worker

We often hear the stories of foster families and the children whom they have shared their homes and their lives with. But, behind the scenes,

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Healthy Tip Tuesday-My Son is 1 out of 100

Last week we kicked off the month by acknowledging that February was heart month and bringing awareness to heart health. Did you know that 1

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Program offers remote learning help to Ohio’s special needs children

(Ohio) – The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone, but those facing additional challenges for special needs children.

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10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids’ pandemic stress

(U.S.) – Parents are dealing with huge demands on their time and energy. Children may not be attending school or involved in regular activities.

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Dust Off the Dining Room Table!

Looking for a way to foster positive growth and development in a safe, healthy way? Pull up a chair and sit down to dinner with

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Together We Rise – The Joy of Reunification

One SCJFS foster family, originally planning to adopt, discovers the importance of supporting a mother’s journey to reunify with her daughter and the joy of

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Full-time working parents more likely to want kids in the classroom

(U.S.) – Over the past year, more than 1 million parents have left the labor force due to their children going to either full-or part-time

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Could you help your kids with school work if you didn’t have Google?

(U.S.) – According to a recent survey, the majority of parents say they would not be able to help their kids with school work without

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State group pushes funding focused on Ohio’s children

(Ohio) – The Ohio Children’s Budget Coalition recently released reports pushing for major needs they see within the state designed to support children.

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Strengthen your ability to provide even better care

The Child Development Associate training will strengthen your ability to provide quality care to the children and families you serve.

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Virtual education programs available through the PAC

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) –  Performing Arts Center will host two virtual programs for students over the next two months. 

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Healthy Tip Tuesday- One Minute Mindfulness Exercise

We often have the desire to incorporate mindfulness into our daily routine, but sometimes it feels too overwhelming. Today we have some one-minute mindfulness exercises

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Ashland Star Rated Programs

A list of five–star quality rating and improvement programs for Ashland County.

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This is powerful. Girls are powerful: Momfession

No matter how you voted this past November. This is powerful.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday- 60 Minutes a Day is all it Takes for Our Kids!

Did you know that it is recommended our youth over the age of 6 are physically active for at least 60 minutes a day? Read

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Local program continues to cultivate the passion for kids helping kids

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The TUFF (Tuscarawas United-Feeding our Future) Bags program continues to serve local school children by partnering at-risk youth from the juvenile

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4 lessons I’m teaching to raise a bully-proof child

(Ohio) – Bullying…it’s something we’ve all either dealt with on one side or the other or witnessed. It’s been around for what seems like the

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Mentor Monday – National Mentoring Month

How can you celebrate National Mentoring Month? By becoming a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio.

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Enjoy The Birds & the Bees With Your Valentine!

(Wilmont, Ohio) – The Wilderness Center is inviting the public to an upcoming program they can enjoy with their sweetheart while learning something new!

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Understanding How Addiction Highjacks the Brain

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is encouraging the community to learn more about addiction and the effects it has on those

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Together We Rise – Resources for Foster Parents

Foster parents are critical partners in helping children transition to foster care and feel comfortable in the homes of their foster families. The Stark County

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Give your child resources that teach him about kindness with this new local program

(Dover, Ohio) – We could all use some kindness and compassion these days.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – A Free Gifting Program

A book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.

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Together We Rise – Fostering With the Goal of Keeping Siblings Together

Currently, there is a great need for both foster and adoptive parents, and an even greater need for foster and adoptive parents who are willing

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chances are you know or love something with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Understanding and educating yourself on the developmental disability is a key step in

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32 Totally FREE Educational Resources for Kids Stuck at Home

From printable worksheets to virtual museum tours, here are 32 of the free resources that we’ve discovered to keep little ones busy.

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Together We Rise – How to Become a Foster Parent

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? The Stark JSF agency lays out what this process looks like and reports that in 2020, the

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Local teacher wins Wayfair dream classroom

(Canton, Ohio) – Fueled by a passion for teaching, Brooke Herbert sold her living room couch to make sure her kindergarten students would have plenty

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Looking for activities to do with your kids? Checkout the COAD4Kids Pinterest Board

A visual and creative board to help you find ideas for kids activities, DIYs, style inspiration, and more.

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Together We Rise – The Impact of Fostering and Adopting

The Stark JFS states that currently, there is a great need for both foster and adoptive parents, and an even greater need for foster and

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‘Almost Thirteen’ – Parents set out to share their son’s story after COVID-19 isolation contributed to his suicide

“This may be the most important film as a parent you will ever watch. I hope and pray we honored our son’s legacy and help

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Akron Children’s Hospital offers nutrition consults for young athletes

(Akron, Ohio) – Akron Children’s Hospital is now providing nutritional counseling for young athletes through its Sports Medicine department.

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Talking through play: 3 ways puppets can help your child open up

Children come into the world ready to communicate. A baby cries and coos to express their feelings and respond to sounds. The ability to communicate

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Learn more about this different approach to Fighting Hunger

A safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app that gives food insecure children and their families a way to find free food assistance programs

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5 ways to help calm an anxious child

Ever been at a loss to help your child when he or she is anxious?

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Holiday Fun in Tuscarawas County- planned safely for your enjoyment throughout the season

Check out the calendar of events for all the local holiday fun this season!

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