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Play and Learn

Play and Learn is a weekly drop-in program for parents, caregivers and children from birth to age five.  Held every Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Family Resource Center 201 Stange street Merrill. Each week staff will provide a lesson for parents, and an activity for parents and children to do together. The […]

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2017-18 After the Bell Program

For the 2017-18 school year, the “After the Bell” program will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017.  This free program is available for all middle school students whether they attend public or parochial school from 3:05 – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Room 118 (enter the school through Door 14) at the Prairie River […]

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Looking after your grandbaby?

Looking after your grandbaby? You might be surprised at how much infant care has changed since your babies were little, especially with regard to safe infant sleep. https://youtu.be/vAvwjTsnAyM

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I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up to my child’s doctor?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s doctor. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut. Get tips on how to talk to your child’s doctor about development at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/help_pdfs/cdc_talktodoctor.pdf

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It’s Time to Change How We View A Child’s Growth

Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye,” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach many milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Developmental monitoring and screening are ways to look for your child’s developmental milestones. Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/parents_pdfs/developmentalscreening.pdf

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