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Play helps form strong attachments. Strong attachments form when caregivers and parents are emotionally available for an infant. Infants develop through relationships. It is the quality of these first relationships that set the course for positive mental health. Infant mental health focuses on...
Our children deserve quality, well-coordinated health care. This is a critical step in providing equal opportunity for a healthy and successful future. Medical experts and child advocates across the country agree that connecting children to a medical home lays the foundation for care that is...
  “You are your child’s first and most important teacher.” This is something we in early childhood education say over and over – because it’s true. And as a parent, I’m sure you’ve realized how your child, from the earliest age, looks at you for guidance, reassurance, and fun. As a fellow...
Ed Long, Community Relations ManagerOklahoma Health Care Authority Did you know that the physical, mental and oral health of a child can have a significant impact on his or her ability to succeed in school and in life? If a child is not in good health, it is sometimes difficult for him or her...
from Susan McVey, Director, Oklahoma Department of Libraries  Children prepare to read long before they enter school - early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Early literacy is a baby who chews on a book, a toddler who...
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...
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/  
Researchers at Ohio State University have a tip for preschool teachers and parents as they are reading to their children. The study is part of Project Start (a link is included in the original article). This is a great article and study... check it out! http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2012/...
This is an interesting opinion piece from Time Magazine, titled "Are Pre-Kindergarten Programs About to get Gutted". It is an interesting perspective on funding for early care programs:     When a little girl, who I’ll call Tina, arrived in a pre-kindergarten program in Washington, D.C....
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