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Black History Month with Kids Co.

By Susan Brown | February 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Black History Month with Kids Co.

As we enter February, the days are getting a bit longer and we eagerly await the news of Ground Hog Day – early or late spring. February also marks the birthdays of Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln. And, the entire month of February is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging African-American contributions in education, invention, business, and social…

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Kids Co.’s Black History Month Book List for Kids

By Susan Brown | February 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Kids Co.’s Black History Month Book List for Kids

Black History Month was created to highlight the achievements and contributions of the African Americans who built and shaped our nation. These stories have systematically been excluded from history books and classrooms. In an effort to lift up Black voices, this month we are shining a spotlight on books for all ages by Black authors. These books tell the stories…

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Kids Co. Annual Report

By Susan Brown | January 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Kids Co. Annual Report Here at Kids Co. we have a mission, a vision, and values that inform and drive everything we do. The COVID 19 pandemic brought new challenges, but it also gave us the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment – to our kids, to our families, to our staff and board, to our donors, and to our…

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DIY Upcycled Cardboard Project Fun

By Susan Brown | December 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Are you currently looking at a heaping pile of extra cardboard laying around and thinking “What do I do with all of this?” Well, we are here to help you out!  Instead of throwing out the extra pieces of cardboard that seem to start piling up year round, you can put them to use and create fun activities for you…

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The Icelandic Book Tradition We Are Celebrating This Holiday Season

By Susan Brown | December 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

With this holiday season approaching, people in Iceland prepare for their unique tradition: Jolabokaflod. For those who are not familiar with Jolabokaflod, which translates to “Christmas Book Flood”, it’s the Icelandic tradition of gifting books to one another on Christmas Eve. After everyone has opened their new gifts, they sit together with a hot cup of cocoa in hand and…

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International Communicate with Your Kids Day

By Susan Brown | December 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

The secret is communication. Today is International Communicate with Your Kid Day. To some, this may sound redundant. “Shouldn’t we already be talking with our children on an everyday basis?” Well, yes, hopefully you are talking with your child daily. However, this day is to focus on HOW you are communicating with your child. On this first week of the…

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Something is building at Kids Co.

By Susan Brown | November 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Something is building at Kids Co.! Starting next week, on Giving Tuesday, we are giving >you< a peek behind the curtain and sharing the story of Kids Co. like never before. What do we mean? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out. Here’s a little hint: our story has something to do with one of Kid Co.’s most popular…

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DIY Musical Instruments Are Fun And Educational

By Susan Brown | November 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Whether you are two or 102, music is good for us all! Music has been shown in multiple studies to help with children’s development. It is shown to aid in motor skill development, language development and overall literacy. It also has been shown to help the mind and body work together! With the weather getting colder and the days getting…

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HOW A CHILD CARE JOB CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER TEACHER

By Susan Brown | October 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Are you a budding educator working towards or considering a career in teaching? A job in child care could be a great step in your career journey. High-quality child care settings, especially those geared specifically toward school-aged kids offer lots of opportunities to develop skills that will help you in your future teaching job. Here are some ways a child…

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Susan R. Brown
Kids Co. Founder and CEO