If you live in Monroe County, you have probably heard about, read about or been personally impacted by the reduction in county day care subsidies from New York State. While this topic and its effects may be somewhat confusing for anyone who does not have children or is not a part of the early childhood community, the impact is wide reaching.
Names fascinate me. The names of people, places, things, as well as linguistics and word origins in general, never fail to rouse my interest. I am always curious to know why a person was given their name or even why someone might choose to give their pet a particular moniker or to learn the history behind a word that we use on a daily basis.
As of last Thursday, I have started working from home and will continue to do so for the next few months. New into the realm of the home work environment, it has taken me a few days to arrange a set up that is comfortable and conducive to getting work done.
Autism is very much a hot button topic these days. News reports, celebrity books and advocates as well as an increase in cases diagnosed place autism in the news on almost a daily basis. Today I ran across the article titled Experts Argue Over Push to Test Autism Treatment and found it to be very thought provoking read.
The new NBC television show Baby Borrowers was brought to my attention via a newsletter from Zero to Three, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.
To summarize Zero to Three's response to NBC's "intriguing new social experiment...
I ran across an interesting article titled Diaper Genie by Emily Yoffe, which details her experiences working at a daycare for 2 weeks. Akin to the TV show Dirty Jobs, Yoffe refers to herself as a "human guinea pig, humiliating herself for fun and profit" by trying various jobs and hobbies that people are curious about.
For anyone who thinks that daycare workers are overpaid or that it is an easy job, I encourage you to read Yoffe's comments.
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