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Important Announcements:

Next week’s theme is Yummy -Yucky – foods and feeding with fun!


  • RSVP for Quiet & Loud Ahava on February 23rd, 5:00-6:00. Thank you to the Burack Family for being our Malachim!
  • Have you chosen your Summer Family Time class? Registration opens to the Public on February 20th. Forms are available in class and in the ECC office..
  • Community Purim Carnival on The Federation Campus, Sunday, February 25th – 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Please don’t miss this fantastic event.
  • No classes Monday, February 19th (President’s Day), and Monday February 26th (ECC Parent-Teacher Conferences)
  • Save the date! Wine and Cheese Meet-n-Greet with our new incoming Early Childhood Director, Naomi Gordon – Thursday, March 8th, 7:00pm.
  • Please park in designated parking spaces in the parking lot and not on the grass along the road.


About Karen Deerwester:

Karen Deerwester is the owner of Family Time Coaching & Consulting, inspiring and supporting parents and professionals in all aspects of “living with children.”

Karen is the author of The Entitlement-Free Child (Sourcebooks 2009), The Playskool Guide to Potty Training (Sourcebooks 2008) and The Potty Training Answer Book (Sourcebooks 2007) which won the 2008 NAPPA Gold Award for parenting resources.

A highly requested speaker/trainer for parents and educators since 1985, Karen’s high energy presentations touch the hearts of teachers and parents everywhere as they renew their commitment to children and to themselves. In August 2005, Karen conducted Lifelong Learning Events for Cartoon Network in a five city tour. Karen was the National Spokesperson for Hasbro Family Game Night (2010) and for Clorox Clean-Up Creative Messy Play (2010-2011).

Family Time currently operates the parent-child program at the Ruth & Edward Taubman Early Childhood Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Karen’s influence in the field of parent-child programs can be seen throughout the public and private sectors where Karen has developed award-winning programs for public schools, faith-based programs, hospitals, and private for-profit centers.

Karen reaches thousands of parents each month as the parent “expert” for,, the “Toddler/Preschooler Column” for South Florida Parenting Magazine and numerous parenting websites. Her parenting advice is always grounded in the best research-based developmental practices and a keen awareness of the strengths of each family. Karen has contributed parenting/early childhood advice to Parents Magazine, Parenting Magazine, OK Magazine, Life and Style Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Women’s Day, Essence Magazine, and the books: The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years and Worst Case Scenario: Parenting. Karen has appeared regularly as the parenting expert on The Morning Show and NBC6 in the Mix in South Florida, as well as nationally on MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.

Karen also served as the past president of the Broward Association for the Education of Young Children and is a lifelong advocate for developmentally appropriate early childhood education. She enjoys the sun and the sand of South Florida but dreams of northern forests.