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Annual Haunted Office

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Santa Monica office on October 30th for our 7th Annual Haunted Office. This is one of our favorite yearly events for a reason: it's a blast for kids and adults! Hundreds of families dove  under the sea with us and explored the depths of the ocean as they went trick or treating for goodies with our staff!

National Women’s
Small Business Month!

We had a great time honoring Women’s Small Business Month, which highlights the advancements made by women in business and celebrates women business owners. Join us as we team up with the Child Care Initiative Project to support and ackowledge the many women in California who are family child care business owners. Licensed family child care operators provide vital early care and education services to young children and their families, especially those with infnats and todlerrs.  Licensed family child care homes also contribute to healthy communities and our economy in so many ways.  Lets recognize and applaud the talented, dedicated and driven women whose hard work and spirit helps drive us forward!
Holiday Angels Kick-Off Breakfast
Please join us in making this years Hoiday Angels Program a success. We invite you to attend our Holiday Angels Kick- Off Breakfast and learn about all the great work we do.  Bring an unwrapped toy to our Santa Monica Office on December 6, 2017 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM and help share our commitment to making the holiday wishes of hundreds of children come true. 

Safe Sleep Practices

The Safe to Sleep® campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep®) aims to educate parents, care-givers, and health care providers about ways to reduce to the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant's brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep. Over the past two decades, the united States has reduced the risk of SIDS by more than 50 percent across the country, as a whole.
How can you make a safe sleep environment? 
  • Always place baby on his or her back to sleep for all sleep times, including naps.
  • Have the baby share your room, not your bed. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else. Try room sharing-keeping baby's sleep area in the same room next to where you sleep.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Keep soft objects, toys, pillows, crib bumpers, and loose bedding out of your baby's sleep area.
  • Dress your baby in no more than one layer of clothing more than an adult would wear to be comfortable, and leave the blanket out of the crib. A one-piece sleeper or wearable blanket can be used for sleep clothing. Keep the room at a temperature that is comfortable for an adult.
For more information and to get involved, please visit
This year, on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, please make a gift that gives our children a great start.

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Taking place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017,  #GivingTuesday follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of families, charities, community centers, and individuals for a common purpose - to celebrate generosity, help create a better world, and to give. 

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