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Green Valley KinderCare

Kashmir Shaffer, Center Director

1901 N Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV 89074
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
GreenValley

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cox and Nate Mack

Welcome to Green Valley KinderCare. We will take time with each and every family to fulfill their needs and develop their child in all aspects of their education. We offer a variety of flexible schedules to accommodate your needs. We also have an open door policy where we welcome any questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to partnering with your family in the future.

Welcome

Welcome to Green Valley KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs. We are confident once you visit and meet our educated, warm and nurturing staff that you will decide this is the school for you. Green Valley KinderCare is a recognized school for achieving NAEYC accreditation. We take the time to get to know each child individually while building a strong and lasting relationships with the families. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we are excited to show you how everything in our school is designed for learning. We offer discounts for specific companies including CCSD and the Sands Corporation and many more.

Kashmir Shaffer, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff here at Green Valley KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing the children that attend our school. Our teaching staff strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings. They attend a variety of trainings through the Nevada Registry, our local health department and other organizations in our community. Green Valley KinderCare teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for learning.

  • Kashmir Shaffer

    Kashmir Shaffer, Center Director

    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

    Ms. Kashmir has over thirteen years of experience in Early Childhood Education, and she has worked with children aged six weeks to 12 years. Prior to education she was pursing a medical degree, but her passion changed when she focused on the importance of early learning. Ms. Kashmir shares the same vision, mission and goals as KinderCare, and will make it her passion to nurture a sense of discover, joy and wonder in every child. Her experience as a teacher, trainer and manager have been a rewarding opportunity and she looks forward to developing new connections with you and your children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kashmir has worked as a Center Director, District Trainer & Coordinator as well as a manager in a licensed facility, prior to joining the KinderCare family.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Sylvester and The Magic Pebble by William Steig 

    Year Started:
    1/3/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    13+
    Education:
    ECC and EDU College Credits, Pursing a degree in ECE and Business
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Assistant Director

    I love building relationships with children and families.

    Ms. Tina resides in Henderson with her husband Jay. She is a proud mother of a 13 year old daughter Leilani who attends middle school. She loves to read, shop and jet ski!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina has over 26 years of experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    8/1/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    26 years
  • Andrea Bowers

    Andrea Bowers, Assistant Director

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

    Ms. Andrea comes from a big loving family, and happily relocated to the area with her husband from New York City in 2015. She is the proud mother of an amazing little girl and is expecting another little girl in the summer of 2017. She has spent the majority of her career managing and leading technology teams. After the birth of her daughter she decided to make a change in industry for her family, and realized working with children was her true passion. She believes that we are all in this life together and to be able to spread love, compassion and understanding all while instilling the fundamentals to the next generation of leaders is truly a gift.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle 

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
  • Ms. Naomi

    Ms. Naomi, Preschool Classroom

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible!

    Ms. Naomi grew up in Florida with five brothers and two sisters. She has a huge family! Her and her husband became foster parents in 2016 and are enjoying this adventure in their lives. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Naomi started working in this field the day after high school graduation. She has worked for preschools in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and now Nevada.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Tiffney

    Ms. Tiffney, Transitional Kindergarten

    Ms. Tiffney was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. She then moved to Huntington West Virginia where she met her husband, and after two years of marriage they decided to move to Las Vegas. She has lived her for 14 years and has a daughter Eva, and a son, Ethan. Both have attended KinderCare starting at eight weeks old!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tiffney has worked in child care for many years in three different states.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Charlotte's Web

    Year Started:
    6/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Learning Adventures

    Nothing will work unless you do.

    Ms. Teresa was born in Chicago, IL and lived there until she graduated from high school. She is the proud mother of three wonderful and intelligent children. Her hobbies are reading, latch hooking, traveling and roller skating.

    Previous Experience:
    Owner & Director for home care learning center.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 

    Year Started:
    8/29/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Science/Master's of Education in Leadership & Administration
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Ms. Erin was born in Houston, Texas, she lived in Portland, Oregon for two years before moving to Las Vegas. She loves working with children and their families and cannot imagine working in any other field. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss 

    Year Started:
    7/1/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Kelli

    Ms. Kelli, Infant Classroom

    After high school graduation, Ms. Kelli began working with children. She took as many classes as she could and began working with autistic children doing behavioral therapy in 1994. She retired from the field in 1999, and began an in home daycare. 

    Previous Experience:
    26 years of childcare- all ages. In home day care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    29+
    Education:
    Previously held licenses in Behavioral Therapy
  • Ms. Kaylin

    Ms. Kaylin, Toddler Classroom

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

    Ms. Kaylin grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. She moved to Las Vegas in 2012 and graduated high school in 2014. She began working with KinderCare in January of 2015.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaylin worked in summer camps prior to joining the KinderCare team.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/19/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3+
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Cook

    Ms. Nancy moved from California 22 years ago. She went to Green Valley Highschool, and met her husband shortly after. They have been together for 18 years and they are the proud parents of a 14 year old son. She has been working in childcare for over 12 years and she absolutely loves what she does! 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nancy worked as a receptionist for 5 years, and after she had her son she started working in childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12+
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Michele was raised in Las Vegas and loves working with children and getting to know families. She is the mother of five beautiful children and grandmother to two wonderful boys with another one on the way.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat Red Shoes, Blue Shoes

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
  • Ms. Romana

    Ms. Romana, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Romana has been apart of the KinderCare family since 2001. She believes all children deserve to have a safe and educational environment to learn and grown in. She is very proud of her little ones every day, and happy to be their teacher and have the opportunity to watch them grow. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16+
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Good things come to those who wait.

    Ms. Allison is from Mississippi and she is a fan of the New Orleans Saints! She absolutely loves the color purple. Prince is her favorite artist and purple rain is her favorite movie. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Love You Blue Kangaroo

    Year Started:
    1/25/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28+

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 01, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Monday May 01, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week !

Teacher Appreciate Week! Lets show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Tuesday May 02, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Tuesday May 02, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week !

Teacher Appreciate Week! Lets show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Wednesday May 03, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Wednesday May 03, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week !

Teacher Appreciate Week! Lets show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Thursday May 04, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Thursday May 04, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week !

Teacher Appreciate Week! Lets show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Friday May 05, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Friday May 05, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week !

Teacher Appreciate Week! Lets show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Friday May 05, 2017
Down Syndrome Organization of Southern NV Bake Sale

Down Syndrome Organization of Southern NV Bake Sale

Saturday May 06, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Saturday May 06, 2017
Buddy Walk for our friend, Gavin!

Buddy Walk for our friend, Gavin! Don't forget to register to walk!

Sunday May 07, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Monday May 08, 2017
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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Tuesday May 09, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Wednesday May 10, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Thursday May 11, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Friday May 12, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Saturday May 13, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Sunday May 14, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Monday May 15, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Aquatics Visitor

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Aquatics Visitor 15 min presentation!

Friday May 26, 2017
Family Game Night!

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Please join us for a family game night at the school!

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Green Valley your child's safety is one of our top priorities. All of our exterior doors remain locked. Our front entry door is coded where only authorized family members have access to enter. Ms Summer, our Health and Safety Coordinator's role is to conduct monthly earthquake, fire and shelter in place drills and ensuring that all staff CPR/First Aid training is up to date. She also assists in maintaining high cleanliness standards throughout the school.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our four-year-old daughter joined Green Valley KinderCare when we relocated to Henderson earlier this year. She had previous preschool experience and was placed in the preschool group. After a couple of weeks, we collectively discussed (center director, teachers, parents) her progress and decided to move her into the Prekindergarten Classroom. She did great and loves coming to school every day. Miss Virginia was a wonderful teacher and kept us informed of learning curriculum, how my daughter was progressing. The art projects were fantastic and educational. This fall, she remained in Prekindergarten because her birthday is in November and she won't begin Kindergarten until next fall.  Miss Tiffany, Miss Shayna, Miss Allison, Miss Lakisha are all so AWESOME!!! Sue, the center director, is easy to get in touch with and talk to. We've been so pleased with this place and are sorry to leave. We are relocating once again out of the area.

- Mother

We have been a family of KinderCare since Michael was a Toddler. We attribute all of the success our son has had due to the exceptional management, care, nurturing and staff at KinderCare. The programs you have instituted with phonics, music, reading and exercise are unsurpassed.
Our son is now seven and still attends your summer and spring break programs. He was accepted last year for the first grade in a distinguished private school were only one out of four students are accepted. My husband and I attribute his entrance to the start he had the great staff.

- Mother

We are writing to express our gratitude for the extra time and attention Ms. Virginia afforded our son Boaz this year. Boaz' learning has improved remarkably over the past few years. Ms. Virginia took Boaz under her wing and made sure that he learned all his letters, his numbers and math concepts to prepare him for Kindergarten. Whenever we had a concern over something that we felt Boaz wasn't grasping, we could easily speak to her about it. If we had a complaint she was able to explain things to us and put them into perspective. She really listened to our concerns and tackled them, worked with him on them and we would notice the improvement right away. We have also noticed that she is always patient, not just with our son but with the other children in her class.
Ms. Virginia is one of the most extraordinary, dedicated professionals we have ever met. We are very impressed with her teaching ability, creativity and enthusiasm as well as the amount of care and attention she has given. Boaz is very lucky to have been her student this year, and it has truly been an honor getting to know her!

- Parents

My children have been students of the Green Valley KinderCare for the last five years, and have been happy at the school. They are treated with respect by their teachers and staff and have been properly educated to move forward into Kindergarten. My two children were prepared to read before they entered Kindergarten through the curriculum provided by the school. My children attend full time for the Preschool and Prekindergarten programs. Along with the personalized phonics program, KinderCare helped my children to transition and adapt to the elementary school environment by providing a structured schedule of activities similar to the elementary schools to make it easier for the children to transition to a new environment. The schedule included reading, phonics, math, art, music and free play. Thank you for helping our children prepare and succeed in school.

- Mother

My son Thomas attended KinderCare at 1901 N. Green Valley Parkway since he was a year old. He currently is in second grade at John C. Vanderberg Elementary School and is enrolled in KinderCare's after school program.
I highly recommend the staff at the this KinderCare location. Since Thomas' enrollment many years ago, The entire staff have always been courteous, professional and, most importantly, extremely caring when it comes to looking after the children. I know the other parents feel the same way as I do because I see the same children year after year. It is an extremely family oriented school with many events scheduled to keep the kids and parents engaged with the school's goals of providing a nurturing environment. KinderCare is not a day care center, it is a place that is dedicated to expanding knowledge. During the summer break the curriculum consists of educational activities of exploration. In addition, teachers assign classwork geared towards my child's learning level to help him retain the skills attained the previous year and gear up for the upcoming school year.
I highly recommend the staff at Green Valley KinderCare. They have been dependable and consistent with my son's care and education for many years.

- Mother
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