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Saturday September 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM St. George Town Square Contests!! Prizes!! Food!! Fun!! Something for everyone while we celebrate 20 years of excellence!!

Invite Your Friends and Neighbors!! Do you know a TLC family from years ago? Can you believe it! Our oldest grads are now 23 years old! We have a gift for the oldest alumni in attendance. We also have a special gift for the family that travels the greatest distance to attend the event. You won’t want to miss all the fun!!!! A big Thank You to our platinum sponsors:

Strengthening Families Designed to help families  Reduce Behavioral Problems  Reduce Delinquency  Reduce Drug & Alcohol Abuse  Improve Social Competencies  Improve School Performance No Cost To Participate, Free Dinner To register please call Megan or Bear at the Washington County Youth Crisis Center 656-6100

11 Week Course Classes held on Thursday nights August 29, 2013 – November 21, 2013 (No class on Fall Break or Halloween) 10 year olds-adult welcome to attend 6:00-8:00 p.m. Held at Division of Child & Family Services 178 North 200 East, St. George

T hese classes ar e pr ovided at no cost to you!

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

1. Be located where Comcast offers Internet service 2. Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program 3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days 4. Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

How to apply: Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application. We will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child's school. We will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response. Once you are approved, we'll mail you a welcome package with everything you need to set up your Internet service and receive our free Internet training. If you choose to purchase a low-cost computer, your welcome package will provide details. Comcast's website about the program in English:

-Adapted from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Breast Feeding, Bottles and Sippy Cups Many children satisfy their desire to suck by continuing to use a bottle or sippy cup as a pacifier or by breastfeeding long after these habits are no longer needed for nutrition. If the bottle or the cup contains anything other than plain water, the frequent sucking or sipping may put the child at very high risk of developing early and extensive problems with their teeth. The more often sugars or other carbohydrates stay in the mouth, the more food they provide for cavity-causing bacteria and the more likely it is the child will develop early childhood decay (also called childhood caries). This early decay is particularly worrisome because it spreads rapidly and often causes pain and infection. Early Caries are a Bigger Problem than You Might Think The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 28% of children 2 to 5 years old have tooth decay. Some of these children have the severest form of early childhood caries which can cause pain that interferes with eating, sleeping and normal play. Also, some of these children will require such extensive care that they will need to have their teeth worked on while under general anesthesia. This carries its own risks and can cost into the thousands of dollars. How can you spot early decay in your toddler? Look for spots on the teeth that do not come clean with normal brushing. Children’s teeth are very soft and the decay can progress rapidly. You should seek the advice of a dentist as soon as you notice these discolorations. The best way to learn about your child’s risk of early childhood caries is to start dental care early. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that a child’s first visit should be scheduled around the time the child’s first tooth emerges and no later than the child’s first birthday. To find out about pediatric dentists in our community, check you parent binder or ask your Learning Consultant. Preventing Decay Decay can almost always be prevented by keeping your child’s mouth in a state of good health. This requires healthy eating, good oral hygiene, and regular professional attention. Here are several things parents can do to prevent cavities in their children:  Don’t let your infant walk around with a bottle or sippy cup that contains anything other than plain water.  If your infant uses a bottle to soothe herself to sleep, fill it with water instead of milk, or substitute a pacifier.  Whether you’re breastfeeding or using a bottle, wipe your child’s gums and teeth with a damp washcloth or gauze pad at least twice a day. Tooth Decay is Catching It’s hard to believe, but bacteria that lead to early childhood caries are typically passed from mothers to children! This can happen in several ways. Do you taste your child’s food with a spoon that you then use to feed your child? Do you allow your child to suck on his finger after putting in your mouth? Do you lick a pacifier that fell on the floor before giving it to your child? Sometimes we don’t even think twice before doing something like this. But you could be putting your child at risk for early decay.

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Play Strategies St. George TLC 10:00- 11:30 TLC will be closed



Blood Lead & Hearing Screens Tuesday Sept. 10 Must make appointment. Through your LC.

10 SG Play Group 10 - noon & 1:00 - 3:00 pm LaVerkin Play Group 9:30 - 11:30 am

11 Play Strategies St. George TLC 10:00- 11:30

Beaver Dam Play Group 1:00 - 3:00 pm Colorado City Play Group 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dental Clinic Sept. 13. Make appt. through your LC















SG Play Group 10 - noon & 1:00 - 3:00 pm LaVerkin Play Group 9:30 - 11:30 am 29


Beaver Dam Play Group 1:00 - 3:00 pm Colorado City Play Group 5:00 - 7:00 pm

8am-1pm Tonaquint Intermediate School

The TLC St. George office is looking for a full time receptionist. Hours are 9:00 - 5:30 Monday through Thursday and 8:00 - 4:30 Friday. (Hours include a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.) Duties include:  Answering phones, directing calls and fielding inquiries  Setting appointments  Miscellaneous translating  Data entry  Preparing mailings and distributing Mail  Ordering office supplies  Scheduling facility usage of meeting rooms Compensation: This position starts at $20,800 annually and includes a very generous benefit package with six-weeks paid vacation, five holidays, plus accrued personal time. We have employer-paid health/ dental/vision insurance for all full time employees and their dependents under age 26 (spouse coverage costs $100 per month). Employees also have long-term employer-paid disability insurance. Employees can choose to participate in an employer-match retirement plan and a merit incentive program. Please fax or email your resume to Malynne at 673-5393 or Former or current Head Start, Early Head Start and First Things First parents are strongly encouraged to apply. Please mention your experience with these programs in your resume. Close date is September 14.

This certainly has been a wonderful year for sweet, juicy watermelon! It seems to me that each month the watermelons just got yummier and yummier. What better way to celebrate the last of the crop than this tangy salad?  6 cups of diced watermelon  Juice of one lime  1/3 cup of feta cheese  1 small Serrano chili, deveined with seeds removed, finely chopped  Chopped fresh basil Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. If your family is not a fan of spice, leave out the chili. If feta cheese is too exotic for you, you can substitute shredded Swiss or Jack.

2044 S Mesa Palms Drive St George, UT 84770

The bigger kids are back in school and it’s time to clean out their closets! Repurpose your gently used children’s clothes and toys, make some $$$ and help TLC at the same time.

Saturday September 28th 8am-1pm Tonaquint Intermediate School (right around the corner from the TLC St. George Center) Tables are $25 each and must be paid before the event. Hurry, there are only 50 tables available. To purchase your table go to: Used children's items are the ONLY thing you can sell or trade. Set up will be Friday the 27th from 7-8:30pm. For more information call Tara 673-5353 x153 Daddies, you’re welcome too!! Nothing to sell? No problem. Come and shop for some real deals on children’s gently used clothes and toys!

September 2013 Newsletter (English)  

September is almost here, can you believe it?