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12+ Fun Camps for Preschoolers in Atlanta

By Jennifer Curry / May 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

Whether you need childcare while school is out or simply want a little time to yourself, enrolling your child in one of these 15+ camps for preschoolers in Atlanta is a great idea. Many parents don’t realize that there are summer camps designed especially for children under five years old. I started sending my son

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Safe Sleep Tips for Infants

By SitterTree / November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

From the moment you sign up, SitterTree is here to support you. Our coordinators remain informed about every member of our community so we can provide the highest quality of care when you need it. Whether you’re working with a SitterTree church, group or family, safety is our number one goal. Always reach out to

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Child Care During COVID.

By Jody Stephenson / July 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

What happens when your child catches a cold? Is there child care for sick children? Schools and daycares have ramped up safety — including extra precautions when it comes to run-of-the-mill sick policies. Thus, when your kid gets the sniffles, you’re faced with a daunting challenge of finding alternative child care. “If I had a dime

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Talking Tips: At Home

By SitterTree / February 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Talking to your baby plays a key role in their development. Finding multiple ways throughout the day to talk, explain, and describe items to your baby can have significant positive effects on their language development. Talking to your baby while at home is an easy way to begin to build your baby’s vocabulary before s/he

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Winter Safety Tips for Every Babysitter

By SitterTree / January 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

From the moment you sign up, SitterTree is here to support you. Local SitterTree Coordinators are available to provide the highest quality of support when you need it. Whether you’re working with a SitterTree church, group or family, safety is our number one priority for all SitterTree members. Sitters may contact their Coordinator or SitterTree

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Baby signs strengthen baby minds

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / January 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Teaching babies to understand and make their own signs may give their brain a boost, as well as providing the means for their first early communications before they are capable of speech.   Tell Me More Imagine how your life would change if your baby could tell you what they wanted! It’s possible – with

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The first five years: critical to brain development

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / January 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Unlike many other organs, our brains do not grow steadily over time, but rather, in growth spurts which are heavily concentrated during early childhood.  Tell Me More Incredibly, a baby’s brain reaches half of its adult size by 18 months, and 90% of its adult size by 4-5 years. Brain growth is achieved mostly by

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Consequences of a visual world

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / December 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Our ever-more sophisticated technologies and culture have led us to become highly dependent on visual stimulation to maintain our attention. Tell Me More We are very fortunate to live in a highly visual world.  Our senses are constantly stimulated and bombarded with visual input.  As a result, we have become largely dependent on this input

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Navigating Discipline – Tips from a Veteran Sitter

By Jessica Broesche / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Children are a great passion of mine! At the age of 14, I started working with children as a volunteer teacher’s assistant at a local church. Since then, I’ve observed, been inspired, and studied the way children act and behave. As a babysitter, on-call nanny, and childcare provider, it’s been a pleasure to experience the

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Neophobia: the fear of the new

By Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, MD Ph.D. / November 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Is your child a picky eater? Well, here’s some reassuring news for frustrated parents: you are not alone. Furthermore, a fear of new foods and a fear of new things in general often go hand-in-hand for many children. Tell Me More Most of us would be surprised to discover that research shows children often require

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