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How To Use Powerful Interactions

Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework was developed by …

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Inspiring joyful learning with Developmentally Appropriate Practice

In crafting early learning practices for young children, attention to moments that inspire joyful learning are critical to maximizing the experience and helping children reach their full potential. This is the focus of an updated Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guide published by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). What is DAP? …

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Teaching Children About Diversity and Inclusion

In a world of people from diverse backgrounds, it’s important to teach children from an early age about respecting and uplifting different cultures. Figuring out where and how to start that conversation may be challenging. In this article, we will offer four tips for building cultural awareness and teaching your child about diversity and inclusion. …

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Early Childhood Education Competencies

The California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies provide a solid structure to grow the professional development of our state’s early childhood workforce. What is the purpose of the ECE Competencies? The ECE Competencies were established for the following primary purposes: Provide a coherent structure and content to foster the professional development of California’s early childhood …

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Cool activities for the hot summer months

The summer months are the perfect time to reacquaint or even introduce children to the great outdoors. Nature offers an ideal setting for kids to learn and have fun. Try incorporating the natural world into your play activities through these easy, affordable ideas: Fairy Houses Encourage kids to use their imaginations by creating fairy houses …

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