Intergenerational Program: All Family Members and Caregivers Welcome! From babies to Grandparents!

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Hugs and Cuddles are Research-Based!

February 9, 2017 by in category Research-Based

Dear Families, One of the many reasons our program welcomes family members and caregivers of all age is the research–and commons sense of!–the importance of nonverbal communication, including caring, appropriate touch.   Warm and loving “appropriate touch” has many benefits, and communicates your care to others.  For young children, it has been found that without loving […]

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Children need to practice all of their thinking, communicating, planning, innovating, collaborating, and implementing skills

January 9, 2017 by in category Research-Based

Children need to practice all of their thinking, communicating, planning, innovating, collaborating, and implementing skills—REAL PLAY (DEEP PLAY) and  REAL SOCIAL INTERACTIONS Provide the Time and Space for Practice–more support in the the following research article:  ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE  Front. Psychol., 17 June 2014 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00593 Less-structured time in children’s daily lives predicts self-directed executive […]

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Inhibitory Control, Inner Discipline, and Our REAL Early Childhood Curriculum©

November 7, 2016 by in category Research

Inner discipline A summary of a 2016 study of over 300 pairs of twins, “The Development of Inhibitory Control in Early Childhood:  A Twin Study From 2-3 Years”, by Jeffrey R. Gagne, University of Texas at Arlington and Kimberly J. Saudino, Boston University, American Psychological Association, found that genetic influences on inhibitory control (IC) behaviors […]

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Presence is the Best Present

November 7, 2016 by in category Early Childhood

November, 2016 blog Presence is the Best Present I was so encouraged to hear and read the following National Public Radio (NPR) interview of Carl Honoré, an award-winning journalist and author and advocate for the Slow Movement, which encourages us “to slow down, approach life thoughtfully and work to make meaningful connections.”  Here is a […]

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Early Childhood Blog: The Real Purpose of Show and Tell

October 16, 2016 by in category Early Childhood

Welcome to our first monthly blog! The Power of Show and Tell When you want to change or redirect a young child’s behavior, remember “Show and Tell”! It is simple, really.  Here’s an example.  Your three-year-old throws a toy or object in a not safe way, and clearly to get your attention while you are […]

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RESEARCH ON EARLY CHILDHOOD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: What is “School Readiness”

October 16, 2016 by in category Research

  Selection:  Book reporting on a major early childhood study from the National Academies Press: Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How (2008) By Catherine E. Snow and Susan B. Van Hemel, Editors; Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Board on Testing and Assessment; Division of […]

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