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Summer is right around the corner, how will your camper spend it?

Since 1887, Trail Blazers has been where young people connect to nature, to themselves, and to each other. This summer, after spending 2020 and 2021 creating safe, fun, and screen-free experiences filled with learning and memories, Trail Blazers invites your camper to join in! There’s an outdoor experience for all ages. Registration is ALREADY open—secure your camper’s spot today.
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The Serious Work of Play in the Montessori Classroom

We need a better definition for “play.”
To define the term “play” within the rigid dichotomy of “play = fun” is limiting, to say the least. The opposite, which must be “work = not fun,” also doesn’t make much sense as a standard. Whether you are four or forty, your desire to have a purpose in your efforts and meaning for your movement is a universal, human need.
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Getting Your Child Back to Sleep

Having a good night’s sleep is vital for a child’s well-being. But getting your child to sleep is not always the easiest task. With the stressors of the past almost two years, there has also been an increase in the incidence and severity of hyperactivity, insomnia, anxiety, and depression in children, especially adolescents. We recently sat down with Prabhavathi Gummalla, MD, FAAP, pediatric pulmonology, and sleep medicine specialist at Valley’s Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center to discuss how to get your child back to sleep.
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82nd Street Academics

Are you searching for an inclusive, play-based learning center for your 2/3/4-year-old child? Have you already made some visits and felt anxious about the welcome? Were you discouraged that the program felt more like expensive daycare? I’m Ronald Tompkins and I direct 82nd Street Academics as a gay Anglo and my husband is Vietnamese American. I know the uncomfortable feeling of being greeted by someone who — is uncomfortable. If we can’t make your family and your child feel comfortable in the 1st month of attendance, we’ll return your tuition!
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The IDEAL School of Manhattan – A Small School That’s Big On Inclusion

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York’s only K-12+ independent inclusion school. Our mission is to affirm and accept the full identities of all people while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.

The school’s core principles are built into its name: Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, Acceptance, and Leadership. Every aspect of the IDEAL experience–instruction, assessment, program, enrichment–reflects a research-based commitment to inclusive education as a means for academic excellence.
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Oakwood Friends School – Enlightened Education

Sara Sandstrom is Oakwood’s Dean of Students and Residential Life. She relates that “after twelve years working professionally in Residence Life at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Smith College, I was pleased four years ago to have moved to the Dean of Students role at Oakwood. This community welcomed my family (including my wife, two children, and a menagerie of pets) in a way that I could not have anticipated. I appreciate the total inclusion that my family and I have felt at Oakwood, the visibility of same-sex parents and faculty, and the welcoming environment for our trans and LGBQ students, both boarding and day.”
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Dominion Fertility

Dominion Fertility is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and we work with individuals and couples to achieve their goal of parenthood. Whether you are a lesbian, gay or transgender couple or individual, we offer the full gamut of fertility treatments options including; egg donors, sperm donors, IUI, IVF, 3rd party coordination (gestational carrier or egg/sperm donor), and fertility preservation to ensure your dream of being a parent is achieved.
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Wildlife Conservation Society can give your child their best summer

There’s nothing like spending the summer with wildlife! At Bronx Zoo, your camper will check out amazing exhibits like our DinoSafari, meet special animal visitors every day and take a ride on our Wild Asia Monorail to see exciting animals like tigers, rhinos, and elephants! How about a wildlife camp right in the middle of Manhattan?
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Getting Your Child Back to Sleep

Having a good night’s sleep is vital for a child’s well-being. But getting your child to sleep is not always the easiest task. With the stressors of the past almost two years, there has also been an increase in the incidence and severity of hyperactivity, insomnia, anxiety, and depression in children, especially adolescents. We recently sat down with Prabhavathi Gummalla, MD, FAAP, pediatric pulmonology, and sleep medicine specialist at Valley’s Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center to discuss how to get your child back to sleep.
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Supportive, safe, fun, and nurturing, The Harker School

The Harker School is a kindergarten-grade 12 private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers, and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating more than 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of elementary, middle, and high school-aged children, with each division on its own San Jose campus. Harker blends strong college-prep academics with rich offerings in STEM, athletics, and the arts. 

Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity, and personal accountability have been in the school’s DNA since its founding. Community service, character development curriculum, and our honor code all encourage, develop and reinforce these important qualities.
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Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

At Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey (RSCNJ), we go beyond helping infertile couples. We proudly offer LGBTQIA+ family building services. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual individuals and couples who dream of having a family can often do so with our assisted reproductive technologies.
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For Over 30 Years, Family Building Has Been Our Family Business

Cryobio is committed to getting it right when it comes to serving members of the LGBTQ+ community. This past November, we hosted Equitas Health Institute at our main offices in Columbus, Ohio. They delivered a training session to us on providing culturally humble and competent care so we can better serve the community. The knowledge we gained in one afternoon was beyond what we could have imagined. Our goal at Cryobio is and has always been, to provide members of the LGBTQ+ community with a welcoming and safe space during their journey to parenthood. This training provided insight into the harsh realities that many members of the LGBTQ+ community face on their path to becoming parents. The individuals who led our training were incredible and honest in sharing their own personal stories, as well as other stories of people who were treated unacceptably by physicians, nurses, lab techs, or receptionists when they walked through the doors of a clinical practice looking for care. The actions and behaviors in these stories were heartbreaking to hear and made us even more determined to make sure we are providing the best care to the LGBTQ+ community.
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