The Capital District Child Care Council is developing our strategic plan for 2015-2020 and we are looking to you for input to our process. Please take a few moments to respond to the survey questions by clicking on the following link or copying it into your internet search field:
Are you ready? To help in the preparation for the launch of the new regulations, the Council has prepared a "Checklist for May 1." The checklist contains a concise review of what to look for in anticipation of the new regulations. This is not an exhaustive list and any questions about registration compliance should be directed to your licensor or registrar.
Building with pool noodles gives children a natural opportunity to practice problem solving using basic engineering concepts and allows children to have independent thoughts and actions as they conduct their experiments.
The Matryoshka or Russian nesting doll is one of the most popular and endearing examples of Russian folk art. The first Russian Nesting Dolls were crafted over 100 years ago by skilled craftsmen devoted to the production and preservation of peasant folk toys and dolls dressed in regional costumes.
In Russian, Matryoshka is derived from the word mother. At the time the first dolls were made Matrena or Matreshka was among the most popular names for Russian girls. It's not surprising then that many of the first Matryoshka dolls utilized the image of a chubby checked mother or grandmother on the outside doll with the likenesses of her numerous children painted on the smaller, nested inner dolls.