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New Preschool to Offer High Quality Learning

By Admin | Apr 6, 2018

It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a lot of pressure on parents to choose the right early education and care provider for their child! Opening soon, Primrose School…

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Enfamil Aims to Revolutionize Infant Formula with New Product Inspired by Human Milk

By Admin | Apr 5, 2018

New Enfamil® NeuroPro™ is first in U.S. to have a fat-protein blend of brain-building MFGM and DHA previously only found in breast milk+ Following decades of scientific research into human milk, Enfamil, the #1 infant formula brand recommended by pediatricians, today announced the launch of a new product representing its next generation of formula –…

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Specialized Care for Life

By Admin | Mar 6, 2018

On December 27, 2016, Allie Brown, 26, was pregnant with her first child and 10 days away from her due date. That morning, she had a routine appointment with her obstetrician. “My doctor said I would be uncomfortable, but I wasn’t ready to deliver just yet,” says Allie. Shortly after returning home, Allie began having…

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Importance of Getting Your ZZZZs: Sports and Sleep

By Admin | Feb 17, 2018

By: Dr. Terra Blatnik, MD Getting your kids to fall asleep is always a challenge.  When they’re little, it’s about the fear of missing out once they go to sleep.  As they get older, it becomes more about time to do homework, a late sports practice, or just time to play a video game or watch…

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Halloween Safety Tips

By Admin | Oct 19, 2017

By:  Kyle Gaines  St. Charles County Ambulance District While many still cite Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday, it’s undeniable that Halloween has grown steadily in popularity over the years. What was once a one-night event, homemade costumes has transformed into a month-long celebration of all things that go bump in the night! Though…

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My First Doctor

By Admin | Aug 24, 2017

Getting a healthy start after birth is important. That’s why babies have their first appointment just a few days after being born. Get the most out of your baby’s first doctor visit by learning what to expect and how to best prepare. What does a newborn’s first appointment involve? At the first visit, we weigh…

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Progress West Hospital Unveils Newborn Intensive Care Unit

By Admin | Jul 20, 2017

Progress West Hospital today unveiled a new addition to its Childbirth Center with the opening of its Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The new unit enables the hospital to provide care for premature babies born at a gestational age as young as 32 weeks. The new unit features 8 newborn ICU beds and state-of-the-art technology. It…

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Celebrate Independence Day 2017

By Admin | Jun 27, 2017

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner.  We have so many great places to celebrate with music, family fun, fireworks and food.  Here are some of our favorites!  Fair St. Louis  On July 2-4, Fair Saint Louis, a.k.a. America’s Biggest Birthday Party, will be alive with the sounds of Akon,…

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Bike helmets vital to safe summer fun

By Admin | Jun 6, 2017

  Carefree bike riding is a rite of passage in childhood — if it’s done safely. Among Illinois children ages 5-14 who were admitted to emergency rooms for bike injuries last year, 40 percent had injuries to their head or neck. That’s why wearing helmets while bike riding is so important, says Joseph Cangas, MD,…

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Importance of Early Childhood Education

By Admin | Jan 9, 2019

The years from birth to age 5 are special years in children’s lives. During this time, they begin to express their personalities, which can be adorable, hilarious and even embarrassing at times (as nearly every parent or caregiver can attest). These years are also a crucial time for cognitive, emotional and social development. Early childhood…

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The Child Center

By Admin | Dec 4, 2018

We are proud to announce The Child Center as our sponsored charity for our 2019 St. Charles event. The Child Center, Inc. is a Nationally Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center serving children and families in 14 counties in Northeast Missouri.  The mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the…

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

By Admin | Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is here! They are the seasons of joy and feel good memories, but also the seasons of occasional embarrassment by ungrateful child moments. Through the years my children have had a few of those. At times, they get greedy with a focus on toys, toys and more toys. They have exhibited less-than-graceful…

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Keeping concussions in mind

By Admin | Oct 24, 2018

In the midst of football season, concussions become a popular topic. However, concussions can result from many other incidents than just tackles. By knowing more about causes, symptoms and care for concussions, you can better prevent a brain injury.   What causes a concussion? A concussion can be caused by several things. The most well-known…

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Hometown Heroes

By Admin | Sep 25, 2018

  (September 25, 2018) St. Charles, MO… While it’s not unusual to see a summer lemonade stand on the tree-lined streets of St. Charles, it is unusual for all of the proceeds to be donated to help other children. That’s exactly what Castlio fifth grader Caroline Woodland did after she saw a need in her…

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Primrose Experience®: Building the Right Foundation for Future Learning and Life

By Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Choosing the right early education and care experience for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make. You want a provider who will keep your child safe, healthy and nurtured — but you likely want more than that. Total peace of mind comes from knowing you have a trusted partner who is…

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Together, We Can Make the St. Louis Region Smoke Free!

By Admin | Jul 10, 2018

For kids and babies, a smoke-free environment is key to a healthy start in life.  Unfortunately, our region still lacks strong smoke free indoor air laws to protect people from the toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke. Our families, neighbors, and friends deserve better. No one should have to choose between their health and their…

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Teaching Kids to be Mindful

By Admin | Jun 18, 2018

When you hear the term “mindfulness” – what comes to mind? Have you heard this term before? Have you wondered what it means, how it can be helpful, or how to go about teaching mindfulness to your kid? What is mindfulness? One definition is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present…

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Join us May 12, 2018

By Admin | Apr 26, 2018

Bring the Family to the 2018 Baby Kid Expo! The 12th Annual Baby Kid Expo will take place Saturday, May 12th, at the St. Charles Convention Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. What can you see and do at the Baby Kid Expo? Our presenting sponsors, Children’s at Progress West, invite you to come…

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