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 Play is an important part of child development. Children learn valuable communication skills as they have to listen to others, share their own opinions, and interpret the body language and feelings of their playmates. They also must learn to be problem solvers and negotiate through minor...
Most parents know their child needs plenty of quality sleep but find it hard to accomplish. It seems our culture today puts little value in the importance of sleep in a healthy life. But more and more research shows that sleep does matter, especially for our children.  In Nurture Shock: New...
By Amber England, Director, Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition Schools have long been viewed as the heart and soul of communities across Oklahoma, serving as gathering places for little league practices, cheerleader tryouts, Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings and civic get-togethers. They've supplied...
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, highlighted the economic benefits of quality early childhood programs. Read the blog poast from EdWeek here. I hope everyone has the opportunity to watch the video message!
Reposted from the Early Years blog:   Experts Call for More Uniform Standards for Early Childhood By Lesli A. Maxwell on June 1, 2012 9:56 AM To maximize the return on its investments in early childhood education for disadvantaged kids, the federal government ought to encourage states...
This reecently was posted by EdWeek... pretty interesting...   http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2012/05/report_early-grade_teachers_require_different_skill_set.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EarlyYears+%28Early+Years%29  
A recent blog post of Strategies for Children, Inc. has been circulating. Be sure to check it out! http://eyeonearlyeducation.org/2012/05/03/preschool-helps-bridge-school-readiness-gap/  
Below is a reposting of a blog by Laura Bornfreund, "Why Suspension Makes No Sense In The Early Grades", from the Huffington Post. Ms. Bornfreund is a Senior Policy Analyst for the New America Foundation.   Picture this situation: Two six-year-old boys, Jason and Michael, get into a food fight...
New data from the long-running Abecedarian Project is out!   "Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study. The study provides new data from the long-...
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