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The Independent Consultant as a Mental Health Consultant in Early ...

The goal of a mental health consultant who works in early childhood settings is the promotion of mental wellness and encouragement of positive social relations in children. A 2005 study by Yale University's Ed Ziglar Center in ...
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Early childhood education needs to start earlier than pre-K

Early childhood education needs to start earlier than pre-K | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Expanding access to preschool is only one piece — and a late one at that — of what we should be doing to assist kids' development.
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When parents and self-regulation meet early childhood settings....

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be invited to be the guest speaker at the AGM of the Early Childhood Australia NSW North Coast group. I was asked to speak on parenting and its influence on ...
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New Paper: Fluency Without Fear

New Paper: Fluency Without Fear | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Number sense is one of the most important areas of mathematics - but publishers and districts often encourage the opposite – the blind memorization of math facts. In this short paper we summarize s...
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Obama Announces $1B for Early Childhood Education

Obama Announces $1B for Early Childhood Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in...
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Please do not read this as pushing academics onto younger and younger children. In that regard, I  think we should just step back and encourage kids to bloom and unfold. They are awesome just the way they are. We need more read aloud, conversations and social interactions. Give the kids the words they need and they will take care of the rest.

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Opportunity for youngsters to play games and socialise at Active Sports Academy

Opportunity for youngsters to play games and socialise at Active Sports Academy | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The holidays can often be a sedentary time, but kids can get moving at the Active Sports Academy Winter Holiday Camp to cap the year.
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Family 411: Nurturing creativity isn’t just for geniuses

Family 411: Nurturing creativity isn’t just for geniuses | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Creativity should be nurtured in every child, even though only a few may grow into geniuses, says a Vancouver Island expert on art education. Heather Pastro, professor of art education at . . .

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Raising Children to Resist Violence: What You Can Do

Raising Children to Resist Violence: What You Can Do | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Children learn aggressive behavior early in life. Several strategies can help parents and others teach kids to manage their emotions without using violence.
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Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development?

Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Before you tell your child that you're too busy to play with her, or cancel a play date with her friends because you're not in the mood to supervise the little ones, consider that the ...
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Integrating ELL Students in General Education Classes

Integrating ELL Students in General Education Classes | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Through a blend of differentiated instruction and formative assessment strategies, ELLs can successfully keep up with their peers in a general education classroom.
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Books for Learning Science with Kids

Books for Learning Science with Kids | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Welcome! If you're an educator, parent, or both looking for science ideas & inspiration check out this post with Books for Learning Science with Kids!
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Outside the Skinner Box

Outside the Skinner Box | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Thirty-five years after schools began purchasing microcomputers, teachers still need to be bribed, tricked, coerced, cajoled, or threatened to use them.
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All Children Deserve the Best Start in Life | Global Partnership for Education

All Children Deserve the Best Start in Life | Global Partnership for Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
When my sons each turned four, they attended preschool. The choice to send them to school early was easy: they would socialize with other children their own age and begin learning by active, hands-on exploration and discovery.
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Race to Nowhere: The Film, The Movement

Bring an urgent conversation about education to your home and community. Race to Nowhere Home & Educational DVDs now available. Join the nationwide campaign for healthy children and thriving students.
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Research and Innovation » Does play-based kindergarten help children academically?

Research and Innovation » Does play-based kindergarten help children academically? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Some interesting research from our colleagues at UofT ~ Does play-based kindergarten help children academically? - http://t.co/L6n1CV60Ue
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Forest schools: fires, trees and mud pies

Forest schools: fires, trees and mud pies | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Patrick Barkham: Outdoor nurseries are sweeping the UK, their focus on fresh air and child-centred learning rather than testing. But can they prepare children for our technology-obsessed world?
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Fit4Skool - Primary Freepage

Fit4Skool - Primary Freepage | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Can you make time today to get your students up and active in class, just click play!! #edchatie #edchat #teachers http://t.co/xHAXrEyIbp
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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers; one of them describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
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Why early childhood care is so important - Forum:Blog

Why early childhood care is so important - Forum:Blog | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Early childhood care can shape a person’s lifelong capacity for learning, emotional resilience, confidence, and independence, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter.
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"...from conception to the first day of kindergarten, the pace of development exceeds 'that of any subsequent stage of life.' "

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How Santa got His Job

How Santa got His Job | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what kinds of jobs Santa had before he became Santa Claus? He tried all sorts of jobs....from a chimney sweep to a cook to a circus performer.  But, he wanted to do something more.
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Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.
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Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
By engaging ELLs with creating, identifying, and narrating through photographs, you can help them learn language by challenging their thinking in other media.
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