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Date Night . . . Deconstructed! Thursday February 13 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm St. George TLC 2044 S Mesa Palms Drive You won’t want to miss our early Valentine's Day fun! For mom’s and mother-figures, we will ‘get our spa on’ with fun fashion, facials, and relaxing ideas for helping you hard working moms feel extra special. Meanwhile, our fathers and father figures will meet with Neil Tift, Fatherhood Coalition, to share how men view child rearing and what makes being a dad so incredibly fun.

There will be child care on site for the first 40 children (ages 11 and under). Must reserve child care with Rosie. Early Head Start and First Things First parents may choose to use their stipend for child care.

Space is limited! RSVP with Rosie (435) 673-5353 x123


There is nothing more nourishing for the brain than uninterrupted, restful sleep. This is why I have chosen it as this month’s school readiness topic. Your child needs good sleep and you do too! But how much sleep and how? The chart below should be of some help in determining if you child is getting enough healthy sleep: Age Newborns

Average hours of sleep From 10 1/2 - 18 hours per day, irregular schedule, awake for 1 - 3 hours at a time.

Tips for sleeping Look for signs of sleepiness (rubbing eyes, fussing and/or crying.) Watch for these cues and put baby in the crib when drowsy, not asleep. This way they learn to put themselves to sleep. An important skill!

Infants 9 -12 hours at night Thank goodness, usually by six months of age, your baby no longer needs night 3 - 11 months feedings and these infants start seeping through the night; 70-80 percent will do so 30 minute - 2 hour naps, from by nine months of age. Infants typically sleep 9-12 hours during the night and take 1 - 4 times per day. 30 minute to two-hour naps, one to four times a day – fewer as they reach age one. This tapers off as they reach This is the time to focus on developing regular daytime and bedtime schedules. age one. Make bedtime a predictable routine. Things like sharing a book, kissing and hugging family members , a lullaby and off to bed. Make sure that your baby has a quiet, Toddlers 1 - 3 years

12 - 24 hours of sleep within a As children reach about 18 months of age, their naptimes start to decrease to once 24 hour day a day and typically last about one to three hours. Make sure that your child’s nap is not so late in the day that it interferes with bedtime so that you don’t throw off your child’s sleep cycle. This is the time that children start resisting bedtime so be firm. Some children also experience nighttime fears and/or nightmares. Hold fast and maintain your child’s daily sleep schedule and consistent bedtime routine. Make the bedroom environment the same every night and throughout the night. The use of a security object such as a blanket or stuffed animal can ease your little one’s bedtime stress.

These are just some common guidelines. You know your child best. If you are struggling with setting up a sleep routine or you feel that your child is excessively anxious and resistant, be sure and let your Learning Consultant know. Good sleep is essential! Our team is here to help you! - Debbie Justice

TLC is seeking to hire a fulltime Fiscal Officer. Position requires, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance. Licensure is a plus. Excellent benefits including employer paid health/dental/vision/life insurance for employee and all dependents under age 26. Spouse coverage also available for a nominal amount. 6 weeks paid vacation, retirement program and more. Please email your resume plus three references to Malynne Clayburn: mclayburn@tlc4families.org. Closing date is January 31.


Friends of TLC are looking for passionate, energetic Board members who care about our community’s most vulnerable young children.

In the last 12 years, The Friends of TLC have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have helped support the work we do at The Learning Center for Families. Through their efforts, they moved the TLC St. George facility from a nothing but a crazy dream to an incredible reality.

Help them help our community! For more information, call Keith (435) 668-6278 or email him at keith@knowlesonline.net

Friday’s Kids Respite is beginning services in St. George in February! We provide respite care for families of children with special needs so parents and caregivers can have a night off from care giving to spend time with their loved ones, go on dates, run errands, and relax. Respite care from Friday’s Kids Respite is free. To see if you qualify and apply for services go to www.fridayskids.org. Call 801.494.9837 for more information.


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Special Family Date Night! See front page.

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2044 S. Mesa Palms Drive St. George, UT 84770

You won’t want to miss our exciting run ! This 10k, 5k, 1k fun run has a level for every family member. Strollers welcome! Cool tech T-shirt! This run is a qualifier for the St. George Marathon.

Help us raise funds for our TLC

programs! Look inside for a registration form or sign up on line at: www.active.com/washington-ut/running/distance-running-races/run-4-kids-2014 For more information, or to sponsor our run, call Keith (435) 668-6278. Help make this run our most successful ever!

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