October 2018

  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Learn more about bullying and how you can help prevent it by clicking here.
  • October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes it difficult for children to learn how to read. To learn more, click here.
  • Include these four brain foods in your child’s meals to support healthy cognitive development.
  • Dr. Jamie Howard writes about how parents can help their child develop healthy friendships. To read more, visit the PBS Parents website.
  • Elementary school students in New Jersey decided they wanted to protect a turtle, and they ended up learning about how their government works. Click here to read more.
  • Many children are victims of identity theft. Visit the U.S. News and World Report website to learn how you can protect your child’s identity.
  • Smart phone operating systems have improved parental controls to help keep your child safe and set screen-time limits. Learn about the parental controls for Apple’s iOS 12  and Android’s Digital Wellbeing App (for tracking personal cell phone use) and the Family Link App (for monitoring children’s cell phone use) on the Common Sense Media website.
  • Pediatricians are urging parents to stop using baby walkers because an average of 9,000 babies a year are being injured in them. To read more, click here.

September 2018

  • Click here to learn how Orange Unified School District and other school districts throughout California are keeping children who ride the bus to school safe.
  • If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), then it is important to keep their information organized for meetings. Click here to learn how to organize your child’s IEP folder.
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are testing a new approach with a focus on mental health and substance abuse to assess youth behavioral and physical development much earlier. Click here to learn more.
  • Singing to babies not only improves their language skills, but also teaches them to identify their family and comfort themselves. Read more in the article Singing with My Grandbaby by Paula Span.
  • Learn about your two year old child’s development and ways you can support his growth in this article from the Hechinger Report.
  • Read about why it is important for your child to get the flu vaccine in this article by the Washington Post.
  • Trish Williams of EdSource writes about why California schools will be offering a computer science curriculum to students. Click here to read more.
  • Try preparing one of these six healthy snacks for your child to enjoy after school.
  • Monica Foley of the Child Development Institute shares four tips with parents for helping their child do homework. Click here to read more.
  • Learn how many community groups in California are working to strengthen families and engage parents in their child’s learning on the EdSource website.
  • Phyllis L. Fagell of the Washington Post writes about how parents can support their children when they are struggling with jealousy. Click here to read more.
  • Learn about temperament and how it can affect your child’s school success in this article by Dr. Barbara Keogh.
  • There are some children who do not like going to school. Ben Johnson offers advice to teachers on how to motivate students on the Edutopia website.
  • There are twenty different fees that public schools are legally allowed to charge. Click here to learn about them.
  • Kristen Harper and Deborah Seok of Child Trends recommend that parents ask their child’s teacher these five questions about school safety.
  • September is National Yoga Month. Visit the Champions for Change website to learn some basic yoga poses you can try with your child.

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125th Anniversary

In 2016, CHS celebrated 125 years of building brighter tomorrows for children and families. Founded in 1891 as an adoption agency, CHS has continued to adapt to the changing needs of the community. Today, CHS is a thriving agency that strives to reach out to children and families at risk to provide a wide array of services to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

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