Thanks MUW!

Healthy Family Tip:

Set aside one day a week for “family fun time.” Play board games, watch a movie together, visit a park or library or checkout free events in the community. Spending time together strengthens communication.

Outstanding Children’s Program!

Judi Steilberg, Children’s Program Director, has been invited to join a discussion organized by the Center for Law and Social Policy and the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC! Nine reps from various states will discuss how Quality Rating Systems for early childhood/child care are working in their communities. This is a nice acknowledgement of the quality of our work in our Children’s Program!

Thinking of sending flowers this holiday season?

Family & Children’s Place is teaming up with Nanz & Kraft Florists on the Helping Hands Program. For each floral arrangement purchased, Nanz & Kraft will donate $2 to Family & Children’s Place! Visit www.nanzandkraft.com to order your flowers. Simply select the Helping Hands pull down menu on the order form and choose Family & Children’s Place to make a donation.

Mark Your Calendars for Caper!

2011 Event Details: January 15, 2011 Immediately following: UofL Men’s Basketball Game vs. Marquette The Galt House Hotel – Archibald Cochran Ballroom http://www.familyandchildrensplace.org/how-to-help/giving-opportunities-caper/

Sleep Positioners May Pose Danger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 four months who died when they suffocated in sleep positioners or became trapped and suffocated between a sleep positioner and the side of a crib or bassinet. Click here for more information: Sleep Positioner Information

Holiday Support for Families

Help children in need through our Holiday Support Program and brighten the lives of families served at Family & Children’s Place! Financial barriers prevent many of our families from having a joyous holiday. Our Holiday Support Program matches sponsors with children and their wish lists. If you, your family, friends, church group or company are interested in participating please call (502)636-2801. Click here for more information.

Step Up for Kids Conference

Advocates, policymakers and experts in all areas of child well-being will gather in Louisville on October 5 for the 2010 Step Up for Kids Conference to introduce the 2011 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Agenda, and to prepare for the 7th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Register today! https://app.e2ma.net/app2/survey/1407893/205020768/00a59ba9fb/6788820673/208309784/215351493/