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Kidventure to Open Texas Summer Programs

AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After much consultation with our health professionals including infectious disease doctors and pediatricians, with newly released Guidelines for Summer Camps from the Governor's Task Force, representatives from the CDC, and many families, Kidventure, has made the decision to open camp programs beginning June 1, 2020.

Americans Reminded to Enjoy the Sun Safely this Summer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention - and it's broad national member coalition of over 45 organizations - has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as the 12th annual "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

David and Laura Merage Foundation Donates 500 Toy Boxes to Children of Healthcare Workers

DENVER, Colo., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The David and Laura Merage Foundation launched the Merage Mini Heroes project to bring joy to the children of courageous frontline healthcare workers who are putting in extraordinarily long hours away from their families. Working in partnership with Timbuk Toys and several other local businesses, the foundation created 500 age-appropriate toy boxes that were gifted to parents at St. Joseph's Hospital and Denver Health.

New Children’s Book Opens Door for Dialogue About Grief and Death

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Bryson Thompson, Sr.'s mother passed away from stomach cancer in 2016, he grappled with how to tell his 3-year old son that he would never see his beloved grandmother again. It was this life-changing event that sparked him to write, "How Angels are Made" (ISBN: 978-1735023809).
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WIC is Serving California Families in Need – Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is considered an essential service. WIC staff in California are serving families during the COVID-19 pandemic, including families who never before received benefits, but are now in need of assistance.

Free At-Home Exercise Videos Offer Moms & Young Children Physical Activity While Teaching Age Appropriate Developmental Skills

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Moms of babies and preschoolers can get fit while spending quality time with their child with short home workouts that incorporate animated graphics and techniques to keep children entertained, says certified personal trainer Amy Burton. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, these videos are now offered for free on YouTube to make it convenient and affordable for a mother to exercise in the comfort of her home.
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Innovative Telehealth Co, BabyLiveAdvice, Gives Expectant Mothers and Parents Peace of Mind During COVID-19 Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- No greater concern exists in the current crisis of COVID-19 than for expectant mothers and their loved ones. The problem is two-fold, says BabyLiveAdvice. Women don't want to risk their health by exposing themselves and their unborn or newborn babies to the virus. And, even if they did try to seek outside support during these trying times, an overwhelmed healthcare system cannot meet the need.
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Are Your Kids in Danger of Being Abused at School? Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) Helps Parents Keep Their Kids Safe

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thousands of children every year are molested, used for pornography or otherwise sexually abused by teachers, coaches or other school employees - according to leading research, school employees sexually abuse one in ten students before the end of high school. New resources from Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) help parents keep their kids safe.

Twenty-Two States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation thanks Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia for making statewide proclamations declaring March 2020 SUDC Awareness Month.

Groundbreaking New Book Fills Dire Needs in Unexplained Pediatric Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., Feb. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation recently published a first-of-its kind book, "Unexplained Pediatric Deaths: Investigation, Certification and Family Needs" (ISBN: 978-0998904320) a collaboration between the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which establishes the first ever national consensus guidelines in the U.S. to fill crucial needs to determine why unexplained pediatric deaths happen and how to support families after these tragedies.

Spodak Dental Group to Help Eradicate Childhood Tooth Decay As Part Of National Children’s Dental Health Month

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Spodak Dental Group (SDG) is participating National Children's Dental Health Month with a goal to eradicate childhood tooth decay. SDG is partnering with All-Star Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a unique experience with an alliance of dentists, athletes and community partners.
Cursive is Cool Handwriting Contest 2020

7th Annual ‘Cursive is Cool’ Handwriting Contest Kicks Off for 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For some it is a "secret code," for others it is simply cursive handwriting. The annual Cursive is Cool contests kick off on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year in honor of John Hancock's birthday, the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced today.
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Nurse Innovator at BabyLiveAdvice Impacts Moms’ and Babies’ Health in ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned social enterprise, supports pregnant moms and parents from preconception through early childhood via telehealth, phone and chat. The company's mission is to help one million moms and their babies to be happy and healthy.

First Generation Students Land Big Scholarships with Online College Planning Curriculum

MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two students will be enjoying a dream Christmas, the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today. On December 1, Grayson High School senior, Bre'an Moore, received a congratulatory email from Carleton College, ranked #7 on the 2020 US News and World Reports Liberal Arts College Rankings, offering her admission and a scholarship valued at over $280,000 over 4 years.

Drop-In Daycare Grand Opening in Ballantyne Neighborhood in Charlotte, NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Although many parents enroll their children in traditional daycare facilities and schools, there is a large gap when it comes to finding part-time childcare for working parents, stay-at-home moms, and after hours. Giggles Drop-In Daycare addresses those needs and is excited to announce the opening of their Charlotte location in the Ballantyne neighborhood on December 29, 2019.
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The Whole Child Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness in Los Angeles

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One Families Fund.

Just Like Me: Natalie Gonchar’s Book Improves Diversity in Children’s Media

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It is not a secret that young kids are very impressionable, and what they see on children's media will most likely make a big impact on how they will see and act out in the world, says author Natalie Gonchar. On October 24, Natalie's book, "Mr. Gringle's Magical Wheelchair" (ISBN: 978-1612543154), was released, and it is now on the shelves at Barnes & Noble stores across the U.S.

Independent Research Proves Kids Read Now Reading Program Eliminates Summer Slide

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to an independent study of the program's efficacy, Kids Read Now (KRN), a leading K-3 reading program designed to combat summer slide, completely negates summer reading losses for low-income students when fully implemented.

Single Mom Heals Grief and Conquers Homelessness through Entrepreneurship

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pamela Barnett has not had it easy. While she describes her childhood as happy, her family was poor and there were periods of homelessness. Later on in life, she pre-maturely gave birth to twins, Parker and Abigail, who did not survive. However, it was these life events, and others, that served to provide strength rather than defeat.

First 20-degree Baby Sleeping Bags Hit Store Shelves in REI Exclusive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Morrison Outdoors, just 7 months removed from their launch campaign on Kickstarter, have brought their line of Little Mo Baby Sleeping Bags to over 60 REI locations across the U.S.

Early Learning Autism Therapy Center in Houston to Open in Friendswood

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, Oct. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Behavioral Innovations, a leading provider of center-based ABA therapy, today announced their newest center opening that will be located in Friendswood, Texas, a suburb of the Houston metro area. The growing need to provide access to early autism services is increasing as more children are being diagnosed with autism than ever before.
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The Whole Child Celebrates Grand Opening of their Safe Families Interim Housing in Echo Park, Calif.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Melina fled her home to escape domestic violence to protect herself and her children. They had nowhere to go so they turned to The Whole Child. The non-profit welcomed their first families into residence at the Safe Families Interim Housing Program the first week in September.

USDTL Test Helps Identify Newborns Exposed to Fentanyl Abuse

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last few decades, United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL), has been quietly making a huge impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients, newborns exposed to substances of abuse during gestation. Today USDTL announced that they are the first laboratory in the world to commercially offer newborn fentanyl testing in both meconium and umbilical cord tissue specimens.

New East Tennessee Non-Profit, Helping Mamas Knoxville, is Already Making an Impact on Families

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Helping Mamas Knoxville opened operations in December 2018 and has already distributed more than 5,000 essential items to children living in poverty in East Tennessee. Helping Mamas works by collecting baby items through donations from the community, corporations, and volunteers.

HER NEXT PLAY Announces Sports Summit for Teen Girls

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh off a competitive community contest win, a team of young Edina women are investing their prize earnings in an event designed for teen girl athletes. The Her Next Play Edina Girls' Sports Summit will take place September 30, 2019 at Life Time Sport in Eagan, Minn.

‘Souvenirs of Suffering’ Book Launch in Sync with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author Dazhoni Green's book, "Souvenirs Of Suffering, A Child's Memoir Of Surviving Cancer" (ISBN: 978-1733293006; Prairie Stone Press) is published in timely conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Local Pediatric Clinic Set to Inspire, Educate and Entertain Families During Their 6th Annual Family Festival in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Pediatrics of Houston will host the 6th Annual Family Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 411 Lantern Bend Dr., Suite 235, Houston, TX. This year's theme is, "Your Family, Your Community, Your Responsibility."
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viv, Co. Releases BABYLOOK Application Predicting Baby’s Schedule of Development Milestones using Artificial Intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- viv, Co. (CEO: Kyo Ueda) announced today that they are moving forward with the "BabyLook" project of "visualizing baby's mind" by using baby's facial expression and body information is going to release BabyLook:ver2.0; the application of predicting baby's development.
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When it to Comes to Mental Health Support for Teens and School Safety, Educators Need to do More Connecting with Students...

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before," said FeelSpace App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, from FeelU, Inc.

New Book ‘School of Errors’ Exposes Unsustainable School Safety Industry Spending Spree

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "School of Errors - Rethinking School Safety in America" (ISBN: 978-1475837445), authored by David P. Perrodin, Ph.D., and published by Rowman & Littlefield, is being touted as "the most honest book ever written about the $3 billion school safety industrial complex." (VIDEO)
Galileo Summer Camps

Galileo Learning Reaches Record-Breaking Financial Assistance Goal

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galileo Learning, an award-winning summer day camp provider and leader in the K-8 education space, continues to prioritize making high-caliber programs accessible to underserved kids. This month, Galileo hit a milestone in this effort by awarding over 10,000 sessions of financial assistance in one summer.

Student Solutions announces strategic partnership with SC Teachers, College Education Majors, and College Professor

SPARTANBURG, S.C., July 25 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Student Solutions, a team of teachers, college education majors, and a college professor, launch a Summer Literacy Camp. Directed by Limestone College professor Dr. Teresa White, the Summer Literacy Camp offers a solution to the "summer slide," the tendency for students to lose some of the reading achievement gains made during the school year.

Electronic Nicotine Organization Leads Fight Against Youth Nicotine Usage and Obtains IRS Nonprofit Designation

DALLAS, Texas, July 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Electronic Nicotine Organization (ENO) - EnoughNic.org - is leading the social media fight against youth nicotine addiction and e-cigarette usage. It was recently granted Non-Profit status under Section 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service, making donations to it tax deductible.

How to Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the midst of summer, kids need protection from disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share a summertime checklist to keep kids safe from biting insects. Teaching kids ways to prevent mosquito and tick bites will empower them to be mindful of their surroundings while out in nature.
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The Whole Child Triples Calif. Home Visiting Program for Children and Their Parents – Prenatal to Five Years

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Whole Child is thrilled to announce the agency has been awarded the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program contract through the Department of Public Health that will triple their existing program. This contract will allow The Whole Child to increase client capacity by 300% as well as expand our geographic reach deeper into Los Angeles County Service Planning Area (SPA) 7 Southeast Los Angeles County and newly enter Service Planning Area (SPA) 3 San Gabriel Valley.
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1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to California Children Through ActivityHero Camp & Class Marketplace

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- or the first time, families who struggle to make ends meet can apply for multiple summer camp scholarships with ActivityHero's simple online registration. Over 1,000 scholarships are available at 50 summer camps for as little as $20.
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Nayah STEAM for Kids – Nayah Solutions, Inc. announces California launch of free calendar for STEAM events for kids

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nayah Solutions, Inc., an educational training company, announces the launch of Nayah STEAM for Kids, a free calendar that lists science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) events in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Junior Women’s Association Is Hosting Their 5th Annual Derby Dash 5K

TULSA, Okla, April 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Join us Friday, May 10 at River West Festival Park as the Junior Women's Association of the Tulsa Boys' Home will be hosting their first ever 5k night race with food, music and fun after! The 5k walk/run is sure to be entertaining for the whole family, including your fury loved ones.

New Research Sheds Light on Potential Role of Febrile Seizures and Other Risk Factors in Sudden Deaths in Children

ROSELAND, N.J., April 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation highlights newly-published research from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) that identifies an increased rate of febrile seizures among children who die suddenly, both with and without explanation. The authors of the article report the need for more research.

ChildFirst Behavior Therapy to sponsor upcoming autism walk on Chicago’s North Shore

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., April 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ChildFirst Behavior Therapy, a local provider of progressive ABA therapy for children affected by autism, announced today that it has sponsored the upcoming Autism Speaks Walk on Chicago's North Shore on April 28, 2019.

Nirmala Narine’s YA Historical Fantasy Novel with Diverse Characters, Lays the Foundation for a Whole New Crop of Environmentalists

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Vanadala Publishing, a division of NNGL, announces the publication of "Ellishiva Cinnamon and The Sixth Element" (ISBN: 978-0996207126, paperback), a novel of environmental stewardship, by best-selling author, social responsible entrepreneur, humanitarian and global lifestyle television host, Nirmala Narine.

SUDC Foundation Applauds Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Address Unexpected Child, Infant Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., April 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation is pleased to support Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act, legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Doug Jones (D-AL) and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to combat sudden, unexpected infant and child deaths.

Teens at Highest Risk for Fatal Allergic Reactions: Teen Offers Life Saving Strategies in New Book

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Teens with food allergies are at the greatest risk of suffering a fatal reaction. Fifteen-year-old Olivier Deldicque is on a mission to change that. His new book, "When Every Bite Matters: One Teen's Journey with Food Allergies" (ISBN: 978-0578418537; Pop Fly Publishing) outlines life saving tips and advice for teens coping with food allergies.
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Funbee Toys’ New Toy Library and Family Meetup is Designed to Inspire Minds and Build Community in Sacramento Area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Funbee Toys is a one-of-a-kind toy library in the greater Sacramento area that also serves as a meetup for families with babies to preschoolers. The Funbee Toys Events meetup is the RSVP site for toy pick-ups as well as other community events such as potluck picnics, and outings to child-centered locations.
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Award-winning Galileo Camps Coming to Wicker Park, Illinois, Summer 2019

CHICAGO, Ill., March 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots in Wicker Park this summer at Pritzker Elementary School on July 8, 2019.

Papa Announces Appointment of Industry Veteran Chuck Hector to Executive Team

MIAMI, Fla., March 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Papa, Inc., the nation's first human companionship platform for seniors, today announced the appointment of healthcare benefit industry veteran Chuck Hector as Chief Growth Officer. Mr. Hector will play an instrumental role in leading the company's expansion of its "Grandkids On-Demand" service to address the epidemic of social isolation and loneliness in our nation's senior segment.

Twenty States Proclaim March SUDC Awareness Month for Unexplained Childhood Deaths

ROSELAND, N.J., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation is pleased to announce 20 states, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia have made statewide proclamations declaring March 2019 SUDC Awareness Month.
CURSIVE IS COOL 2019

Cursive is Cool 2019 Handwriting Contest Launches in US and Canada on National Handwriting Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests for 2019, under the auspices of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, will launch on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year. Cursive writing continues to enjoy increased appreciation in the United States and around the world. Scientific studies reveal the benefits of writing by hand to positively impact motor skills, cognitive development and improved learning outcomes such as better recall and retention for young learners.

Brainy Camps Association Launches ‘Be Gluten Free Family Camp’ for Youth with Celiac Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Brainy Camps Association, which provides camps for children with chronic health conditions, announced that it will be launching a family camp for youth with celiac disease in summer 2019. Adding to its consortium of 12 condition-specific camps, Be Gluten Free Family Camp, or BG Free for short, was founded in conjunction with the Gastroenterology Department of Children's National Health System.

Arts Detroit Launches Spectra, a Theatre Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new theatre education program will be offered by Arts Detroit for students on the Autism Spectrum and with Aspergers inside of their performing arts studio at PARC-Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex. Spectra will be a course to help students on the Autism Spectrum learn theatre techniques that can help them develop life skills as well.

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