June Parenting Tip: Teaching Children Mindfulness

Is your child’s life busy and overscheduled? Do you wonder how to slow them down? According to Kris McPhail, Curriculum Specialist at the Downtown Ebenezer Child Care Center, with other locations on Milwaukee’s south side and in, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “Mindfulness is good for us and also for our children. Research indicates that… Read more »

May’s Virtues of the Month:

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. There are 52 virtues in the  program. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at Ebenezer Child Care Centers as well as at home. This month’s… Read more »

Why Everyone Should Go See The Film No Small Matter

No Small Matter is a documentary built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences. It is currently being shown at select venues around Greater Milwaukee (including Ebenezer Child Care Center’s main office on 4/4), and we would like to encourage everyone to go see it. In… Read more »

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

By Curriculum Specialist Kris McPhail This winter has brought us several weekends of snow, which brought me thoughts of hibernating, staying warm and cozy inside, reading a good book, and drinking hot cocoa. Something I have done since I could read. Think back to your childhood. Do you remember someone reading you a story? Did… Read more »

A Surprise Visit From Officer Michelik

Our downtown center had an impromptu visit from a police officer on February 28. Officer Michelik from the City of Milwaukee’s Police Department rang the center’s doorbell as he was out walking the neighborhood in an effort to say “hi” to the neighborhood. He said that this was on the orders of his captain. He… Read more »