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A New Survey Tears Down the Myths about School Readiness.

School Readiness Myth vs. Fact

Myth-Busters About Parents A survey, conducted in Oakland, California last year, of low-income and/or immigrant communities with children younger than school age who are NOT connected to community services revealed some pretty interesting results. The survey actually dispels some of

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What Has Happened to Our Children’s Fine Motor Skills?

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Teachers nationwide are finding that more and more children are entering Kindergarten without the fine motor skills necessary to grip markers, hold their paper still while coloring, or cut and glue shapes. Teachers must take time out from their lessons

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How to Encourage Dignity and Respect in the Classroom with Music

Human Rights Month

As we celebrate the Universal Month for Human Rights, we reflect on its meaning. Human Rights Month is about encouraging dignity and respect for people of all backgrounds and acknowledging that people of different races, religions, cultures, and beliefs are

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Using Building Blocks to Create a High-Quality Early Education Program

What makes a preschool program high quality? The research points to 10 areas that produce programs with the most positive results. Here are a few that can be incorporated into your classroom now.

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