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Colorado teachers will lead literacy lessons on public television

To our fellow parents who feel like they’re failures at this homeschooling gig: we have help! In response to school closures across Colorado, Rocky Mountain Public Media in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative, will provide K-3 learners, their families, and caregivers with direct-to-home […]

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Child Care and Early Learning During COVID-19

For the past year, Mile High Mamas has been a strong advocate for affordable child care for all Colorado residents. Now, in the days of COVID-19, an already difficult challenge has grown even more complicated. How can I ensure my child is engaged while at home?  What are my options for child care when I […]

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Helping Colorado’s Most Vulnerable Kids

During a pandemic, trauma does not take a break. In fact, for children and families at Tennyson Center, trauma has increased exponentially. Parents are faced with layoffs, rents are due; the economic uncertainty is often unbearable. Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children face a heightened risk of neglect and abuse as coronavirus-related school closures keep […]

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The New Now

Remember: This pandemic is not the “new normal,” this is just the “new now.” My 13-year-old Bode has always been a deeply intuitive child.  He recently taught us an important lesson on perspective during our little graveside service for our beloved pet. Bode was 3 when we adopted Fat Kitty and it was his earliest […]

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It's Earth Week—Go on Safari with your kids!

If you can’t go on a Safari right now, a virtual one is the next best thing! Newly launched, NatGeo@Home is National Geographic’s hub filled with enriching learning resources helping parents and teachers find content for kids and students that will keep them engaged and empowered to make the world a better place. Celebrating Earth Day all week […]

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9-year-old from Highlands Ranch folds, delivers 2,000 'Thank you' hearts to hospital workers

 A 9-year-old girl wanted to show her appreciation for medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. So she started folding paper, and along with friends and classmates, ultimately created and delivered 2,000 origami paper hearts with “thank you” messages on them to the hospital staff at Swedish Medical Center. “We […]

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COVID-19 & Child Sexual Assault Prevention

I know child assault prevention might be the last thing you want to think about at this time, and I get it. However, children are more vulnerable to sexual assault at this time because more children are spending unsupervised time with older children, children are spending more time online, childcare networks are disrupted, and adults, […]

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"Virtually Denver" has growing list of online/virtual activities

Can’t visit your favorite attractions in Denver? No problem!  Denver residents complying with a mandatory “stay at home” order to help curb the spread of the coronavirus can still explore The Mile High City’s rich cultural and performing arts scenes and attractions from the safety of their homes with a new online resource called Virtually Denver. The new web […]

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