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Learning & Development

Child Development

Parents and caregivers can take part in helping children learn and acquire the language skills they will need to communicate clearly.

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With these elements, play provides children with rich experiences, even long after children are grown.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Reading & Writing

A powerful way to interest young children in reading books is to make books about their routines, life events and vacations. 

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When you share books with your very young child you support emerging literacy.

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Storytelling helps preschoolers learn new words and get ready to become readers and writers. To further this learning at home, invite your child to tell stories to you and other family members. Here are some suggestions:

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Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success.

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Use these ideas to help your child learn how and why writing and reading are important and useful.

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When you talk to your child, you support her language development. Think of what you are saying from your infant or toddler’s point of view.

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Ideas to find inexpensive books and surround children with a variety of books to encourage a love of reading. 

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Many children play with writing long before they learn to read. Here are some ways to help your child develop the skills needed for writing. 

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How can you encourage your child to love reading, writing, and language so much that he begs for a bedtime story or a trip to the library?

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Flash cards emphasize memorization but complex langauge is what's important.

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Music, Math & More

In today’s entertainment-driven world, exploring the outdoors is an opportunity for children to actively engage in learning. 

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The songs we selected highlight the importance of love, the value of education, and lyrics to inspire children to believe they can achieve great things in their own lives. 

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Parents make creative decisions daily using their best instincts. Here are some  tips that might help when making technology decisions for your child. 

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Young children don't need highly specialized equipment to explore the natural world scientifically. 

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You have a concern about your child’s care and education, how do you handle it? 

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You’d be surprised at how much science and math children are learning as they play!

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Is your child entering a preschool program for the first time? Use these tips to help you and your child make a smooth transition.

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As it turns out, the time we spend outside can do amazing work getting our brain ready for the time we spend inside. 

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June 29th is International Mud Day but you can play and learn with mud all year long!  Check out these ideas to learn and explore with mud, and share your mud moments and memories.

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 Those of us who have small toddler helpers may not have the loveliest veggies to show for it, but we have learned some important lessons along the way. Here are some tips.

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