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Child Development

Healthy, Fit Families

Children need to move their bodies and eat healthy foods. At home, use these quick suggestions to eat well and exercise and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.

Raising a Thankful Child

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we may find ourselves reflecting more often on how to raise a thankful child. At first glance, parents might think about the social scripts of thank you. 

11 Ways to Help Children Say Goodbye

Young children need support as they say goodbye to parents and family and start their day at child care. Use these tips to help your child transition into the classroom. 

Transitioning to Kindergarten

Starting school can be scary and exciting. Here are some ideas to help prepare both you and your child for kindergarten.

Is Dressing Up for Halloween Different than for Pretend Play?

When they pretend, children use props and clothing--and their imagination. Halloween costumes are often very specific in their design, so there may be less room for creativity. 

Tips for Sun Safety

Most families with young children welcome outdoor fun and sunny days! But before your family takes off for the parks and playgrounds, here are some sun safety tips.

Ideas for Honoring Social Struggle with Young Children

By: Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olson Edwards

Positive Guidance Through the Ages

Rather than expecting an immediate change in your child's behavior, think about behavior as a developmental process that takes time to master. Let’s consider how positive guidance might look as children grow and learn over time.

Sign Here! Three Tips for Navigating the IEP Process

Here are three tips to help families navigate the Individualized Education Program process.

10 cosas que los padres deberían saber sobre el juego

Los niños practican y refuerzan su aprendizaje en diversas áreas durante el juego. Jugar les proporciona el lugar y el tiempo para aprender, lo cual no se puede lograr rellenando una hoja de trabajo.