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10 Reasons Early Childhood Education Benefits Us ALL

10 Reasons Early Childhood Education Benefits Us ALL

The cost of childcare in Larimer County is between $7,000 and $20,000 a year for one child. The US Department of Human Services recommends childcare costs should not exceed 7% of a family's budget. Early childhood education is more than just a necessity for working...

Building Back-to-School Routines for Young Children

As our fun summer days begin to wind down, it is time to start thinking about the school year and making plans to ensure that the transition from lazy summer days to full fall schedules goes as smoothly as possible. Establishing healthy routines is crucial for the...

Northern Colorado Playground Scavenger Hunt

If you’re a parent looking to engage your children in a fun outdoor adventure, Northern Colorado has an abundance of public playgrounds that are perfect for a playful scavenger hunt! Northern Colorado is bursting with family-friendly environments and open spaces for...

Kindergarten Readiness – Tips for Parents and Children!

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time - for both children and parents! For children, it’s a chance to make new friends, learn new things, and to have fun! As a parent, you can play an important role in getting your child ready for this big step.  Here are some...

From The Heart: Unraveling Philanthropy’s Greek Roots

From The Heart: Unraveling Philanthropy’s Greek Roots

By Alayza Araujo The history of philanthropy began when humans lived in dark caves and had no knowledge, skills, or culture. Considering that they had very little to offer and were unable to help their own kind, the Greek god Zeus planned to destroy them. However, the...

10 free and low-cost indoor and outdoor summer activities with kids

10 free and low-cost indoor and outdoor summer activities with kids

Whether you’re looking for fun outdoor adventures or creative indoor exploration, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to discover a range of exciting options that will keep your little ones happily occupied throughout the summer while keeping your wallet happy too. Let’s...

7 Ways to Build Family Bonds and Cherished Memories

Create New Family Traditions to Build Bonds and Memories For many, the idea of “family” is central to our purpose and being. Family is the heart and soul of our lives. The traditions we cultivate within them can serve as the foundation for lasting connections and...

7 Tips for Gardening with Young Children

7 Tips for Gardening with Young Children

Gardening is a great way to teach young children ways to connect with nature, learn about the environment, and develop a life skill. Gardening with children can be rewarding for both parents and kids. Here are some tips for getting started:  Start with simple...

Announcing a New Partnership! 

By Gloria Kat "The stress I felt when doing a presentation made my hands sweat, as I was the only one in the group who didn't speak English." ~ Early Childhood Education Teacher  Having more than 60% of early education teachers at our center whose first language is...

A Community-Centric Event Where YOU, Belong!

The Family Center-La Familia’s BELONG Event was held on Saturday, April 29. The event brought together over 200 guests, including students and their families, local politicians and dignitaries, board members, and center neighbors, for an afternoon of fellowship and...

Celebrating Early Childhood Milestones

Early childhood is a critical stage in a child’s development. It is a short period of time that is full of several significant developmental and stage milestones. Parents and caregivers have many opportunities to celebrate these milestones, providing a sense of...

Activities for Sensory Development in Early Childhood

Activities for Sensory Development in Early Childhood

Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. The five senses are a crucial part of early childhood development. Children learn about and make sense of the world around them through their senses. They learn about their environment, how to communicate with others, and develop...

Music and the Brain: Activities for Young Children

Music and the Brain: Activities for Young Children

Music has been a part of our world for thousands of years. But it is a lot more than just entertainment, music also has many benefits for early childhood brain development. Music is proven to help develop cognitive, social, emotional and language skills.  Here...

10 Spring Break Family Staycation Ideas

Save money and stress with these 10 Spring Break family staycation ideas, including at-home activities and quick trips in northern Colorado. Whether you can’t travel or simply don’t want to, we have family fun covered. At Home [Alt text: A young boy pours tomato sauce...

Celebrating Black History Month in Northern Colorado 2023

Celebrating Black History Month in Northern Colorado 2023

February marks the celebration of Black History Month, a time to recognize and honor the rich cultural heritage and contributions of African Americans throughout history. Here are some of the Black History Month events happening in Northern Colorado this year....

33 Summer Camps in Northern Colorado 2023

The school year is only halfway through, but summer camp registrations are filling up for 2023. We know many of you will be looking for ways to keep your children busy this summer, so we’ve put together this list of summer camps in northern Colorado in 2023. SUMMER...

Brain Building in the New Year

Brain Building in the New Year

There are tons of resources out there to give families creative ideas for boosting learning and curiosity. Here are some of the great websites with resources for kids at all ages and with varying interests. PBS Kids for Parents A great feature on the site is the...

NoCo Indoor Venues Perfect for Children with Winter Birthdays!

Parents with young ones born in the cold and wintery months are always on the look out for the perfect location to hold an indoor birthday party. Where can you gather dozens of children for an afternoon of fun? We’ve pulled together a list of indoor party venues in...

20 Healthy, Budget-Friendly Snacks for Kids

20 Healthy, Budget-Friendly Snacks for Kids

This January, we’re focusing on health at The Family Center/La Familia. Many of us have children of our own, and we know what a struggle it can be to encourage young kids to eat healthy. We’ve put together this list of healthy, budget-friendly snacks for kids. ...

A Year in Review & the Year Ahead

A Year in Review & the Year Ahead

The end of the year brings time spent with those we love, and often additional opportunities to give back to the organizations we love. We want to return some of how we have felt that love and how it has helped The Family Center/La Familia grow in 2022 and will...

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