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Best Practices in Early Childhood Education & Development

Below you will find information regarding established best practices in the education and development of young children.

The Connection Between Academic and Social- Emotional Learning

The Connection Between Academic and Social- Emotional Learning

This article is a great starting point in understanding the symbiotic relationship between academic and social-emotional learning. In early childhood learning the social-emotional skills necessary for playing well with others (e.g. taking turns...
Language gap between rich and poor children

Language gap between rich and poor children

Young children from low-income families are at a disadvantage in communication development, when compared to professional and wealthier families. In fact, they experience a gap of hearing language in the millions of words, which equates to...
Social Emotional Learning in School Preparation

Social Emotional Learning in School Preparation

This article reveals important facts about elementray school age social-emotional learning. Some key points are that it positively impacts students’ abilities to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve personal...
Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later

Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later

Researchers studied kindergarteners' behavior and followed up 19 years later. Here are the findings.  Turns out, sharing really is caring. by Evan Porter Did you know...self-control is the number one factor effecting success or failure...
5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning

5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning

This article prodes 5 easy to implement tips for getting all your students engaged by making learning personally meaningful.  Would you like for your children to grasp, retain, and apply newly learned material? First—say...
7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

A study of over 17,000 subjects, which compared their childhood experiences to their later adult health records. The results were shocking: Nearly two-thirds of the children studied had encountered one or more Adverse Childhood...
Character Education and Social-Emotional Learning: Why We Must Teach the Whole Child

Character Education and Social-Emotional Learning: Why We Must Teach the Whole Child

We have failed to educate the heart,  says Clara Wachter Feldman, a Holocaust survivor. In recent years, Character Education (CE) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) are two educational strategies receiving...
Sign Language With Babies: What Difference Does It Make?

Sign Language With Babies: What Difference Does It Make?

Sign language is not just for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. In fact, its use with young pre-verbal children has been showed to relieve strees on the part of the child, parent and caregiver. Further, Dr. Marilyn Daniels (book: Dancing...
Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement, Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?

Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement, Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?

This article, Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement is an attempt to summarize the changes in the way we look at learning and development as it realtes to these areas.   "The paper is based on...

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