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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 »

March’s Virtues of the Month: Courage and Justice

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at our child care centers as well as at home. This month’s virtues are: Courage is bravery in… 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 »

March’s Parenting Tip: Teaching Children Manners

Do you find yourself wondering how to teach manners to your child? According to Leslie Hundt, Curriculum Specialist for Ebenezer Child Care Centers, with locations on Milwaukee’s southside and in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “Teaching Manners is easier than you think.” Here are some tips: Set standards As the parent, you set… Read more »

February’s Virtues of the Month: Honesty and Trust

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at our child care centers as well as at home. This month’s virtues are: Honesty is being truthful… Read more »

February Parenting Tip: Family Date Night Ideas

Do you often find yourself unable to find quality time with your child as a busy parent? This is a problem that many parents can relate to in this busy world we live in. According to Sarah Rushford, Assistant Coordinator at Ebenezer Child Care Centers’ Oak Creek location, “The whole family can benefit from family… Read more »

January’s Parenting Tip: Being Present When Parenting

As a working parent, do you often find yourself rushing from one thing to the next without really feeling present at anything? According to Beverly Anderson, Executive Director of Ebenezer Child Care Centers with locations on Milwaukee’s southside and in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “You’re not alone. Our society has put so… Read more »

December’s Virtues of the Month: Joyfulness and Generosity

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering everyone  to live by their highest values. There are 52 virtues that provide empowering strategies of excellence. This month’s virtues are: Joyfulness is an inner sense of peace and happiness. You appreciate the gifts each day brings. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops…. Read more »