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Proposed Cuts to Early Education:  How You Can Help

The proposed Oregon budget released last week includes millions in cuts to early learning programs and agencies that serve families. In response The Children's Institute is encouraging you, if you're concerned about education, to reach out to your state legislators in support of maintaining education funding at least at its current level. Early learning is a vital component in brain development and school readiness yet 75% of vulnerable children don't have access to high quality, affordable early learning opportunities. Those same kids are 25% more likely to drop out of high school if they start kindergarten unprepared. Studies show many societal issues - from alcoholism and drug use to pov

Thanks, Mail Tribune, for the Great Article on Our Dental Exhibit!

Just days before the grand opening of our new dental exhibit the Mail Tribune sent reporter Buffy Pollack and a photographer to scope out the space before the crowds arrived. The result was a fantastic article featured on the front page of the Monday, April 24th edition! Thanks to the Trib for putting Dr. Pearl E. Whites's office front and center! To read the article click here.

Visit Dr. Pearl E. Whites' Dentist Office at Kid Time!

Who would've thought that visiting the dentist could be fun? But that's the case when you come to Dr. Pearl E. Whites' office at Kid Time! Our newest exhibit is a collaboration between Dr. Steve Nelson of Central Point Family Dentistry who designed and sponsored the space, and our fabulously talented Kid Time crafters, Jen Davis and Ed Grant. The end result is so adorable that even the adults who've seen it instantly revert to being kids again! The bonus is that, interspersed among the tools of the trade are education stations where kids can learn about healthy snacks, the effects of sugar on teeth, and the various ways dentists can repair dental damage. Then the littles can don a kid-siz

Kid Time's 2017 Summer Camps!

It's time to start thinking about SUMMER! As you schedule your barbeques and vacations don't forget to leave room for your child(ren) to attend a Kid Time Summer Camp or two! Like our preschool curriculum these camps are fueled by child-led play and can grow and develop based on the interests, goals, needs and ideas of the kids. Your child’s ideas will be heard, respected and valued. Camps will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00-12:0. Cost per camp: $75 Here's the lineup: July 11-13th : Super Hero Training Camp! Put on your cape and join us for an action packed week of art, adventure and awesomeness! July 18th-20th : Star Saber Academy! Find your inner force during a week of

What is a Children's Museum?

The number one question posed to those of us at Kid Time is, "What exactly is a children's museum?" The fact that so many people are unaware of the concept is understandable; The word "museum" conjures up images of quiet spaces with exhibits behind glass; places designed for looking, not touching. Adding children to that concept seems unnatural. In fact, a children's museum is the exact opposite of a traditional museum in that it's a place where kids can learn through play and exploration. Everything in a children’s museum is designed to be hands-on and interactive. Exhibits, furniture, and props are child-sized and designed to encourage imaginative activity or, what scientists call "free

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Kid Time is a nonprofit children’s museum and early learning center in the heart of downtown Medford.  Our focus is on kids 0 to 10 years old.  Our mission is to encourage all children to learn and grow through play.

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