Make Your Own Homemade Ice Paints! Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Keep the kiddos cool and entertained by making your own homemade ice paints and having a watercolor painting party! Materials 1 Pack of Washable Paints Plastic Ice Cube Tray Popsicle Sticks Watercolor Paper Instructions Pour a little…
Play is a great way for parents to monitor developmental milestones. Try one of these activities and track your child’s development milestones in real time!
Summer Reading Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt This weekend try a summer reading scavenger hunt with your little ones! This activity is easy to set up and can help emergent readers make the connection between spoken and written words. Plus, it’s fun! Materials Clipboards Pencils Scavenger Hunt Checklist Printable Instructions Set Up Your Clipboard – Download your…
Home visitation programs are one of parenting’s best kept secrets. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths and misinformation about home visitation programs that prevent most parents from taking advantage of the help and support they provide. In this blog post we’ve debunked some of the most common myths about home visitation programs.
When it comes to parenting it can sometimes feel like fathers are second best. In reality, active, supportive fathers are just as critical to child development as mothers. Here are 5 important ways fathers impact child development.
Elsa Villalobos stands among a circle of staff from Child Crisis Arizona, a ball of red yarn in her hands. As a Family Resources Care Coordinator, she is leading the team through an exercise in identifying the range of resources available to address the variety of needs that a family in crisis might be experiencing.
Join Child Crisis Arizona for a FREE foster care and adoption orientation specific for the LGBTQ community. The orientation is an informational session that discusses the needs of children in care, what your role in meeting those needs will be, the process of licensing/certification and support/resources offered to foster and adoptive families. Other licensed LGBTQ couples will be there answers questions about their experience as well. RSVPs are not required.
This past weekend, as families celebrated Grandparents Day we highlight someone who went above and beyond not only as a grandparent, but as a parent to her grandkids. In Arizona more than 100,000 kids are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, many of which will become new parents overnight, or work to recall parenting skills that were relinquished decades ago.
Nestled in the lush Ponderosa pine forest, resting well above six-thousand feet sits a cozy camp far away from the rush hour traffic, stark heat and desert landscapes we are accustomed to on a daily basis.
In Arizona, when an adult is concerned about a child’s development, they can be referred to the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) for evaluation. Upon evaluation, if the child is determined to have a disability or developmental delay, they are provided with services through a legal document called an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan). The IFSP is written with a parent or guardian and outlines the goals for the child, the quantity and duration of services to be provided, and who will provide those services