By starting at the beginning, we strengthen families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This video explains why.
Early Learning Highlights
Social emotional skills feel a little squishy, don’t they? These skills include a child’s ability to manage emotions, follow expectations and limits, take care of their own needs, make friends and build relationships with peers and adults, solve social problems and...read more
What is it like to send your child to kindergarten? Imagine sending your very heart in to the world. Vulnerable. Exposed. It is hard to imagine how this tiny person will navigate the school bus, classroom expectations, and the social dynamics of the playground. For...read more
Spring is here and that means kindergarten registration is upon us! For some kids the very idea of kindergarten can cause anxiety. When I taught preschool, I noticed children became a bit apprehensive or fearful when we talked about kindergarten-readiness. After all,...read more
In the Valentine’s Day Blog, I described secure parent-child attachment behaviors. I was reflecting on that blog and felt like there is a part two to that message. I would guess that most parents can recall a moment (or moments) where they have failed to read their...read more
When I think about Valentine’s Day my mind immediately goes to parent-child attachment. Parents are the leading characters in a child’s first love story. The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine describes parent-child attachment as “close, dependable...read more
When you consider having children or find out you are pregnant, there are financial considerations that are made. How much is this kid going to cost me? Maybe you break that budget down in to things like medical care, food and clothing, and college tuition. Perhaps...read more