Category Archives: Early Childhood

Tips for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This post was originally published April 11, 2014 By Jill Starishevsky, author of My Body Belongs to Me/Mi cuerpo me pertenece As a former prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for 22 years, one of … Continue reading

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This Is the Way We Wash Our Hands . . .

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Germs Are Not for Sharing Jimmy Fallon’s new song is helping Americans tune in to the importance of fighting viruses: “Wash your hands, wash your hands, do not touch your face.” He strums his guitar, … Continue reading

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Should Child Care Centers Close in the Wake of the Coronavirus?

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Across the country, child care centers are faced with an excruciating decision: stay open and risk a possible outbreak of COVID-19, … Continue reading

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Child Care Firsts: How to Create a Culture of Communication

By Molly Breen For all parents, entrusting very small children into the care of other adults can feel overwhelming and stressful. They might wonder: Will my children be safe? Will they be nurtured? What if something happens? A parent’s list … Continue reading

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Purposeful Play: Connecting Play and Learning in Preschool

By Molly Breen “Play is serious learning,” quipped Fred Rogers famously. Vivian Gussin Paley devoted a lifetime of teaching and writing to the power of play, describing play as the work of childhood in recognition of its central role in … Continue reading

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