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It Comes with the Territory

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 18:45

An interesting aspect of children’s development is that with developmental progress comes challenges for both parents and teachers. It’s an exciting day when a child utters her first word and then we are thrilled when we can communicate with a child who begins to string words together into sentences. Of course at some point that very same child may use words we wished she hadn’t learned, may also use her sentences to voice opinions we wish she didn’t hold, and string words together in order to tell a lie.

The Importance of Fostering Social Competence

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 18:45

Children are developing many skills and concepts during the early childhood years that will serve as the foundation for their later success in school, their entry into the workforce, and their important role as citizens of a democracy. During these all important formative years children are developing the basic literacy skills of reading and writing, the rudiments of the number system, basic science concepts, and even some of the technological skills necessary for succeeding in the 21st century.