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  • 8 Things to Remember about Child Development

    Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University - April 23, 2018

    Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions....Read More

  • Build STEM Skills through Play and Exploration

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - April 17, 2018

    Math is more than just grasping a sense of numbers - it promotes hands-on learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and opens up a different way of looking at the world around us. So, how do you bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to life in and out of the classroom and engage your preschoolers in such an important concept?...Read More

  • Integrating STEM Learning in Early Childhood Education

    Rand Corporation - April 17, 2018

    Research shows that young learners can understand relatively advanced concepts in what educators call STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and enjoy learning experiences that explore such subjects....Read More

  • Early Math Matters: Preparing Preschoolers to Succeed

    Get Ready to Read - April 17, 2018

    For preschoolers in the United States, the pressure is on to learn math early and learn it well. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has put pressure on schools to make sure that all students are meeting state standards for achievement, and this has resulted in more rigorous math curricula and testing, starting in early elementary school....Read More

  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Math and Literacy for Preschoolers

    Reading Rockets - April 17, 2018

    By providing an environment rich in language and where thinking is encouraged, you can help your preschooler develop important numeracy and literacy skills. Here are four everyday examples of ways to integrate language and math....Read More

  • Promoting Early Literacy Skills for Your Preschoolers

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - April 16, 2018

    Preparing your preschoolers for kindergarten is one of many priorities for early childhood professionals. Of those priorities, ensuring that the children are armed with strong literacy skills will play a key role in their educational success....Read More

  • Creativity and Play: Fostering Creativity

    Arizona PBS - April 16, 2018

    Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment....Read More