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Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111

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Mother's Day Auction Underway through May 4

Mother's Day Auciton April 27 - May 4, 2011

Bid on over 50 great gifts for mom or grandma just in time for Mother's Day! Gift certificates for restaurants, massages, spas, vintage clothing, wine and wine tastings, symphony and theater tickets, yoga classes, bakery, jewelry and more are included in this year's Mother's Day Auction!

All proceeds support Habitot's exhibits and programs. Thank you to all the businesses who gave in support of our auction. Please patronize them and tell them Habitot sent you!


Car Seat Inspection May 14 Kicks Off 11th Annual Early Childhood Safety Campaign car seat clip art

State Farm logo   EarlyChildhood Safety Campaign Sponsor

State Farm Insurance
is once again sponsoring Habitot's annual "Early Childhood Safety Campaign" which will launch with a FREE car seat inspection event on Saturday, May 14, 10 am - 12 pm. The inspection will be held at the northwest parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel (click for directions) in the Berkeley Marina and presented simultaneously with the "Walk like MADD" walk-a-thon (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) event at nearby Cesar Chavez Park. The inspections are offered on a first come, first serve basis and the last car will be taken at 12 noon.

Three more car seat inspection events are coming up between June and October as well a dozen Museum events presenting information on poison control, baby proofing and water safety, CPR and choke-saving demonstrations, toddler helmet distributions and more.

Our FREE car seat inspections will be SafeKids events thanks to support from the Alameda County Health Department. East Bay Regional Parks is donating the venue for three of the car seat inspection events. Children's Hospital, Oakland is also offering support. For information about all of Habitot's safety events: contact Rachel Kadner, Habitot's Parenting and Community Partnerships Manager at 510-647-1111 x 16 or parented@habitot.org

Mark your calendars for these future car seat inspection dates and locations:

Saturday, June 11
10am - 12pm

Temescal Regional Recreation Area
6500 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

Saturday, July 16
10am - 12pm

Crown Memorial State Beach
Eighth Street and Otis Drive
Alameda, CA 94501

Saturday, October 1
10am - 12pm

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
2500 Stanley Boulevard
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Safe Kids logo Alameda Department of Public Health logoOakland Children's Hospital logo 
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Judges Announced for "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards

Preschool Teachers Make a Difference Awards banner Just four weeks until the May 31st deadline to nominate an exemplary preschool teacher for recognition and awards in Habitot's 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" awards!

Complete Online Preschool Teacher Nomination Form Here! OR
Download the Preschool Teacher Nomination Form Here!

This year, four outstanding judges will read the nominations and recommend ten teachers for awards -- $100 gift certificates from Childcraft/School Specialty, Habitot field trips and memberships and other great prizes and gifts.

This year's judges are Julie Nicholson, PhD, Director of the Leadership Program in Early Childhood at Mills College and Coordinator of the Bay Area Play Coalition, Angie Garling, Coordinator of the Alameda County Childcare Planning Council, Kelli Tharpe, a 2010 winner and director and teacher at Little Sweet Peas Preschool in San Pablo, and Maha Ibrahim, Senior Field Representative for California Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, 14th district. Thank you, judges!

See Habitot on ABC's 7Live Show on May 3

ABC 7Live logo Habitot staff and friends will join ABC's 7Live’s “Voice Box” studio audience on Tuesday, May 3. The show airs at 3:00 on channel 7. If you have not seen 7Live, it is a live entertainment/news/talk show -- very interactive with the Voice Box studio audience on set, with online input from viewers on Facebook and Twitter. The show features what the Bay Area is talking about in the world news, technology, and pop culture. Habitot will talk about our 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" awards.

Habitot's Executive Director to Speak at Summit on Children & Youth children playing with kite

Gina Moreland, Habitot's ED, will join colleagues Ed Miller of the Alliance for Childhood, Julie Nicholson and Priya Shimpi, professors in education at Mills College, and Toody Maher, champion of the Elm Playlot in Richmond's Iron Triangle, for a panel discussion on "Restoring Children's Play in the East Bay: Local Models for a National Movement" at the 2nd Annual N.Cal. Summit on Children and Youth on May 5.

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