April 11-17, 2022 is Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). This year, the City of Columbia declared April 11 as Black Doula Day! Research shows that Black birthers have the worst outcomes among the pregnant and postpartum populations. To support Black birthers in our community and improve their outcomes and experiences, we are sharing information on …

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Healthy Teeth and Gums for Babies

Helping a baby have healthy teeth and gums can be easy! Poor oral health can be devastating for children — untreated cavities can lead to problems with eating, speaking, learning and playing. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a good time to reflect on ways parents and caregivers can help prevent cavities and …

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Celebrating Black History Month Year Around

At First Chance for Children, we believe in the importance of celebrating differences and talking about diversity all year long. Black history month gives us the opportunity to start those conversations with our loved ones.  Conversations with Young Children Teaching children from an early age about Black history is as simple and significant as teaching …

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How To Keep Your Baby’s Teeth and Gums Clean

5 tips for keeping your baby’s teeth and gums healthy. February is national dental health month, so we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you ways you can keep your baby healthy from the very start. Oral health is important and good hygiene can protect your baby from many health problems! Clean your …

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Teaching Babies and Toddlers Black History

Teaching children from an early age about Black history is as simple and significant as teaching their ABC’s. Today, parents and educators have access to so many different tools, strategies, and resources to learn more about this subject that has, in the past, often been overlooked in early childhood education. We hope to point you …

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