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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

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Language gap between rich and poor children

Language gap between rich and poor children

Language gap between rich and poor children begins in infancy, Stanford psychologists find Research by Stanford psychologists reveals that 2-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development...
Social Emotional Learning in School Preparation

Social Emotional Learning in School Preparation

Executive Summary At the elementary-school level, social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ abilities to understand and manage their emotions, set and achieve personal and academic goals, show respect and empathy...
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 Every parent wants to see their kid get good grades in school. But now we know...
5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning

5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning

5 tips for getting all your students engaged in learning Spark students' interest by making learning personally meaningful What is Lesson One for teachers who want students to successfully grasp, retain, and apply new material? First—say...
7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with chronic emotional and physical health conditions that just won’t abate, feeling as if you’ve been swimming against some...
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

Introduction “We have failed to educate the human heart.”  Clara Wachter Feldman, Holocaust survivor Character Education (CE) and SocialEmotional Learning (SEL) are two emerging educational strategies receiving...
Sign Language With Babies: What Difference Does It Make?

Sign Language With Babies: What Difference Does It Make?

Early educators and families can teach hearing, pre-verbal children to use sign language in order to facilitate their ability to communicate, but is it a good idea? It may be easier for babies to use a manual mode of communication than...
Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals?

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

The Forum for Youth Investment by Karen Johnson Pittman, Merita Irby, Joel Tolman, Nicole Yohalem, and Thaddeus Ferber Intorduction Over the last 15 to 20 years, there have been several major shifts in what researchers, policy...

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