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When a Child First Uses 'Dirty Words'

Children first hear “dirty words” at age 3 and 4. Their understanding of language at these ages is sophisticated enough for them take note of the special intonations and contexts associated with such words.

A 5-Year-Old's Sudden Change of Heart

A child's reluctance in going to school and doing her normal activities. What can be going on?

How Siblings Learn To Get Along

As siblings learn to get along, they'll have to deal with their differences in temperament.

Learning & Development

There are lots of ways to use the rain to your advantage and create authentic water play experiences for your children. Here are a few!

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. 

Early experiences in sorting and classifying help young children notice how things are alike and different. They will apply this understanding when learning math skills in the primary grades. Here are some ways families can sort and classify at home.


Quality Child Care Matters

NAEYC-Accredited Programs

Use these tips to guide you as you look for a quality child care or preschool program for your child.