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Child Development

How to Support Children’s Approaches to Learning? Play with Them!

Curiosity, problem solving, and persistence are just a few approaches to learning that children develop through play.

Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best?

Why is Ella playing with the wrapping paper and box instead of the present? The answer lies in her development.  

Important Things to Think About, Question, and State When Looking for Child Care for Foster Children

Working as a team with your child care professionals provides the best support for your child to survive a traumatic situation, build resilience, and thrive.


10 Tips for Raising a Compassionate Infant-Toddler

Here are ten tips used in the classroom to help infants and toddlers become pro-social that families can also try at home.

Tips for Spending Quality Time With Your Child

It isn’t about endless hours of time—it’s about how you choose to spend that time that truly matters.

Am I Really My Child’s First Teacher?

Many simple, everyday routines are excellent opportunities for developing your child’s emergent literacy skills.

Ready or Not Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Here are some tips to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

Here are some suggestions for helping your child develop social and emotional skills at home.

Coping with Tragedies

Resources from a number of educational organizations about how to talk to children after a tragedy, the psychological impact, and tips for dealing with what children learn from the media.

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child

 With a little observation and a few notes, you can start to better understand your child's behavior.  Here's how.