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Child 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.


Readiness: Not a State of Knowledge, but a State of Mind

New brain research helps us understand that readiness is not just knowing the academic basics.  It's also confidence in the process of learning. 

Play in a Puddle on a Rainy Day

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!

Calling All Dads: Tips for Getting Involved in Your Child’s Preschool or Child Care Program

Teachers sometimes hear fathers express a desire to participate and become more involved in their child's preschool or child care program. Here are a few tips to get started.

10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Oftentimes, children's play is more than what meets the eye. Read this article for ten great facts about your child and play!

Reinforcing Language Skills for Our Youngest Learners

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

Five Essentials to Meaningful Play

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

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.  

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.