Connect@MOD Parenting Series – “Positive Discipline” next Thursday, Feb 11

Join us on Thursday, February 11 for our second Connect@MOD – a monthly discussion and community connection series for parents, teachers, and caregivers. This month’s discussion will be an exploration of the most effective tools of positive discipline. Hear from our speakers and exchange with other parents in a fun and interactive

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MOD Goes Full-STEAM Ahead!

MOD is thrilled to announce that we have enhanced our programs to now offer new STEAM-based activities in a variety of subjects, including art, science, and music. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, is an integrated menu of subjects that help kids learn both critical and creative

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Our Very First CONNECT@MOD – This Thursday January 14th!

Join us this Thursday, January 14th for our very first Connect@MOD – a monthly discussion and community connection series for parents, teachers, and caregivers. This month, Triple P is presenting “Raising Resilient Children.” The presentation will begin at 6:00pm here at MOD.  It is free for MOD members and $5

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Make a Leaf Change Color with Magical Science

NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. In winter, the leaves on the trees change from green to gold, purple, brown, orange and yellow. Did you know that it’s possible to make your own changing-color leaf? There are no special papers or chemical equations involved. Instead

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Launching this January! “Connect@MOD” – Monthly Community Series for Parents, Teachers & Caregivers

Great news! This January, we are launching Connect@MOD – a monthly discussion and community connection series for parents, teachers, and caregivers. The evening series, which will fall on the 2nd Thursday of each month, will offer discussions, presentations, support, and networking opportunities for adults on topics that are important to

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Drop Your 3 Year-Old While You Shop, Begins December 18th!

Our guests have spoken and we’re now offering drop off programming! Drop off your children ages 3 and up (independent toileting mandatory!), while you take care of holiday business (we require that parent(s) stay within a 5 mile radius of the mall)! Staff members, Sylvia and Alicia, will lead your child(ren)

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The Incredible Shrinking Craft!

NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Remember Shrinky Dinks©? You cut and colored thin pieces of plastic. It seemed like magic when they shrunk down in the oven to form a small, solid piece. The sides of your art would curl up and then lay

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New Holiday Drop Off Program Begins Friday, Dec. 18!

Our guests have spoken and we’re now offering drop off programming! Drop off your children ages 3 and up (independent toileting mandatory!), while you take care of holiday business (we require that parent(s) stay within a 5 mile radius of the mall)! Staff members, Sylvia and Alicia, will lead your child(ren)

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MOD is Growing Up! Come Celebrate our First Birthday with Special Events 11/13-14

We can’t wait to celebrate our first birthday this weekend – Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14! We couldn’t have made it this far without your enthusiasm and generosity so we want to honor YOU with a weekend of free special events. When we launched last November, we never

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Crystals Grow in Magical Paintings

NOTE: This article first appeared in Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Paint a picture, wait 20 to 30 minutes and watch as glittery, shimmery, shiny crystals bring a touch of magic to a summer watercolor. Create an enchanting painting that sparkles with only a few simple ingredients — Epsom salt,

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