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Collaborative for Children November Review!
Collab Kid Top 10 Best Holiday Lights!
Houston Named One of the Best Places to Launch a Business
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 11/25-11/27
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 11/18-11/20
How to Set A Good Example For Your Children This Holiday Season
Top 12 Educational Toys for Christmas 2022
Work-From-Home Parents Can Use This Guide to Find Balance
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 11/11-11/13
Closing the Covid-19 Learning Gap With Ed Tech and Gamification
Family Activity Cards: Alphabet Matching
Collab Kids and Centers of Excellence Are at the Forefront of a Tech Revolution
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 11/4-11/6
Fall Books Your Collab Kid Will Love!
Collaborative for Children October Review!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 10/28-10/30
Dr. Melanie Johnson at Houston DiverseCity Summit
Fall activity-Sensory Bins for Toddlers
Fall activity-Footprint and Handprint Turkey Painting
Fall activity-Pinecone Painting
Results of the Nation’s First ‘Report Card’ Since Covid-19
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 10/21-10/23
Family Activity Cards: My First Letters
Business Development Team Hosts Summit in San Antonio
Dr. Melanie Johnson Receives Latino Learning Center Humanitarian Award
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 10/14-10/16
Benefits of Trick-or-Treating this Halloween
World Mental Health Day
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 10/7-10/9
7 Reasons You Need to Take Your Child to a Corn Maze
Time to Pick a Pumpkin!
Kids in the Kitchen-Learning Lab
Happy National Book Month!
Collaborative for Children September Review!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 9/30-10/2
Dr. Melanie Johnson Featured on 104.1 KRBE
A Night Celebrating Excellence! The Collaborative for Children 35th Anniversary Gala
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 9/23-9/25
TRS – What is entry level?
Dr. Melanie Johnson Meets With United Nations General Assembly to Thrust Education Forward
Happy National Pepperoni Pizza Day!
Be Fierce! Unleash your Workplace Confidence!
Collaborative for Children Named Most Innovative Parenting Organization!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 9/16-9/18
9/26 is National Family Day!
Working At Home With Littles Is A Challenge Worth Overcoming
The Red Door Social Emotional Development Conference on 9/10/22
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 9/9-9/11
President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson Featured in Enbridge Article
Collaborative for Children August Review!
Happy National Read a Book Day!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend!
President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson Named Most Admired CEO
Collaborative for Children’s 35 Anniversary Gala “A Night Celebrating Excellence”
Collaborative for Children Selected to United Nations Economic and Social Council
Helping Kids to Get Excited about Back to School
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 8/26-8/28
Teachers Change Lives
Family Activity Cards: Routines & Schedules
Family Activity Cards: Let’s Create Music
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 8/19-8/21
How Parents Can Foster a Love of Nature in Their Kids
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 8/12-8/14
KHOU-11 Chats With Superintendents about Back to School
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 8/5-8/7
Back to School
2022 Houston Hurricane Preparedness Guide
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 7/29-7/31
Collaborative for Children July Review
President and CEO Dr. Melanie Johnson On Rise to the Top Podcast!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend! 7/22-7/24
Tips on Parenting Your Autistic Child
Child Care Business Accelerator Coming to Dallas Area!
Collab Kid Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend!
Gamers Have Better Decision-Making Skills
Houston is Stressed Out!
Where Do We Take The kids?
Your Amazing, Interesting Kids and Summer Camp Adventures
Collaborative for Children June Review
Houston 4th of July Celebrations for Families
Child Care Business Accelerator Self-Paced Modules
7 Things to STOP Doing in Your Small Business
Helping Caregivers Cope
Facebook 101: What to Post & How
National Flag Day!
Need Staycation Ideas?
Houston makes Best Cities to Raise a Family List!
World Bicycle Day
National Paper Airplane Day!
June is Men’s Health Month
Let’s Go to the Movies!
Happy International Museum Day!
2022’s Best Places to Start a Career!
National Apple Pie Day!
Building Blocks Episode 5: Importance of Early Learning and Quality Child Care
Building Blocks Episode 4: How The Community Can Help To Support Teachers
Explore these ideas to help the whole family learn more about Black History Month.
Nurturing Holiday Traditions
Collaborative For Children Announces Winner Of The Elsie Samuels Early Childhood Educator Excellence Award
KXLN HOU Visit Collab-Lab Arrival!
Mobile Classroom Rolls into Houston Neighborhoods this Fall
Building Blocks Episode 3: Community Leaders Address Importance of Early Learning
Back to School Routines
Scholarships available to renew expired CDA Credentials
National Parents’ Day is July 25th 5 Helpful Tips For Parents
Child Care Relief Funds for Center and Home-Based Child Care Providers
Building Blocks Episode 2: What Is The Parent’s Role In Early Education?
Know an Early Childhood Educator Superstar? Nominate Them!
Building Blocks: In Partnership with Collaborative Children
Houston nonprofit’s early learning programs shape the city’s future
President and CEO, Dr. Melanie Johnson named as one of the Houston Business Journal’s 2020 Women Who Mean Business honorees
Collaborative for Children No Show Luncheon Raises Nearly $200,000 Houston Style Magazine
Collaborative for Children No Show Luncheon Raises Nearly $200,000 Woodlands Online
Harris County approves COVID-19 Childcare Assistance program
Meet Dr. Melanie Johnson of Collaborative for Children in The Heights
Collaborative for Children offers support to families during pandemic
Business accelerator focused on child care centers launches in Houston following $3 million grant
Collaborative for Children launches business accelerator, receives grant
Review: Stephen Klineberg’s “Prophetic City” is a long-overdue Houston biography
Is Houston a prophetic city? Or a pathetic city?
Collaborative for Children launches program for child care centers
Collaborative for Children launches groundbreaking business accelerator program for child care centers
New portal places more than 9,100 children of Houston-area essential workers in child care during COVID-19 cr
New Portal Places More than 9,100 Children of Houston-Area Essential Workers in Child Care During COVID-19 Crisi
New portal places more than 9,100 children of Houston-area essential workers in child care during COVID-19 crisis The Katy News
Daycare options and safety during COVID-19
Texas child care leaders discuss state of industry amid coronavirus
Gov. Abbott’s move to keep schools closed raises questions about this academic year
Houston Women with Dana Tyson and Dr. Melanie Johnson
New initiative helps Houston-area essential workers get child care
Parents who must go out to work don’t have to worry about childcare; Several partners cooperate to set up new resources to help reduce the burden of childcare
Houston, Harris County launch service to link essential workers with child care providers
New resource launched to help essential workers
Essential workers in Southeast Texas can now search for child care, receive financial assistance
‘Last resort’ medical shelter at NRG Center; child care resource launches Email
Coronavirus: A Texas Medical Center continuing update
Coronavirus: Aprueban recursos para ayudar a cuidar a los hijos de trabajadores esenciales en Houston
Esto es lo que debes saber sobre el plan de ayuda a trabajadores esenciales y el cuidado de sus hijos
New Resource Launched To Help Essential Workers Find Child Care
Houston essential workers can now apply child care financial assistance
Houston-area essential workers can apply for child care financial assistance
New resource to help essential workers find child care
Website to help Houston-area essential workers find child care
Child care tool aims to help essential workers in Houston
New resource launched to help essential workers find child care Houston Style Magazine
Houston, Harris County help launch child care program for essential workers
Mayor Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discuss new resource to help essential workers find child care
Area nonprofit assists with child care resource for essential workers
Child Care Centers Struggle Amid Social Distancing Requirements
Texas Day Cares Struggle to Stay Open During Outbreak
Without Immediate Relief, More than Half of Licensed Child Care will Close in the Next Week
Finding child care during the coronavirus outbreak
Houston-area schools close in virus scare, forcing parents to adapt quickly
Collaborative for Children awarded $3 million grant to improve training for child care centers
Tips for the socio-emotional development of children
Collaborative for Children featured on Around H-Town
Collaborative for Children featured on 97.9 The Box
Collaborative for Children to host Give a Child a Chance Luncheon to benefit Early Childhood Education
Collaborative for Children presents Give a Child a Chance Annual Luncheon
Humble, New Caney ISDs consider impact of full-day pre-K mandate
Give a Child a Chance Luncheon
Collaborative for Children partners with brightwell app to help struggling child care centers
Houston-area Child Care Centers Provided with Innovative Technology
Five Key Elements for CCR&R’s Post-Hurricane Support
$1.5 Million Grant to Help Harvey-Impacted Child Care Centers
Houstonians Celebrate Harvey Heroes Making a Difference for Local Children
Melanie Johnson, Ed.D., joins Collaborative for Children as new president and CEO
Four Aldine Child Care Centers Complete Intensive College Bound from Birth Quality Improvement Program
Child Care in Disasters: Why It’s Best to Prepare for the Worst
A Balanced Approach to Monetary Policy
Without recovery funds, more than 50 Texas day cares close after Harvey
Free FindChildCareNow.org website allows parents to search, compare child care providers in Greater Houston
Collaborative for Children selects four Gulfton/Sharpstown child care centers for College Bound from Birth
Harvey puts strain on child care providers struggling to reopen
Collaborative for Children Statement on Hurricane Harvey
Houston Newsmakers: Back-to-school best practices
Legislator needs an education in the advantages of pre-K
Will Texas have a bright future, or a future of blight?
Collaborative for Children selects four child care centers for College Bound from Birth in Greater Northside
Collaborative for Children Offers Three FREE Online Professional Development Classes
Rubin: Watch the Legislature for action on kids’ issues
Denise L. Gowan, M.S., joins Collaborative for Children as Director of College Bound from Birth
Half of America’s childcare workers need food stamps, welfare payments or Medicaid
Parents as Teachers / Time Out for Parents
Women Who Mean Business 2016: Carol Shattuck
Nonprofit teams up with YMCA in new pilot program aimed at young children
State of the Children Address Highlights 30 Million Word Gap
Children at Risk press conference stresses importance of early childhood education
How one preschool promotes inclusion for its special needs students
Early Childhood Education: Quality and Access Pay Off
Education Concerns / Solutions
Ginni Mithoff, committed fundraiser, shares her secret
Collaborative for Children Announces Three Promotions
Collaborative for Children Selected as a Run for a Reason Charity for 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon
Abbott’s pre-k ‘gold standard’ more like corroded bronze
One Stop Left Before Pre-K Bill Heads to Abbott’s Desk
Collaborative for Children Announces Results of Neighborhood Initiative at Annual State of the Children Event
Will Texas Pony Up for Pre-K Expansion?
Learning Starts with Reading
Study: High- Quality early education could reduce costs
Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds
In State of the Union, Obama Pitches College Access, Child-Care Aid
Pre-K must be a Texas Priority- San Antonio Express News
Clark: Focusing on children’s issues will shape future of schools, neighborhoods, economy
Study Finds Reading to Children of all Ages Groom Them to Read More on Their Own
Kids’ Drawings Speak Volumes About Home
Study Pinpoints One Big Factor in A Child’s Early Life That Can Have a Lasting Impact
2014 Spirit of Collaboration Gala
Child Care Program, Summer Camp Experts Available
Week of the Young Child Kicks Off April 6