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Easter Memories

I started thinking about Easter over the years…some wonderful memories! As you can see, Ryan did not like the Easter Bunny! Happy Easter to Everyone!

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Week of the Young Child: A Chance to Step It Up

Established in 1971, The Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), April 2-8 is a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. The 2022 theme is ‘step it up’. Why ‘step it up’? The Early Childhood … Continue reading

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Let’s Move from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

It’s hard to believe, but April has been recognized as Autism Awareness month since 2007.   I started writing about it in 2012.  That is the year that I began my blog…10 years ago! As I look back over the years, I … Continue reading

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Continuing the Legacy of Making Dreams Come True

Each year, the Religious Studies Department at Mercyhurst University awards an individual or organization the Archbishop Oscar Romero Award for “living the call of faith and justice in an extraordinary manner.” This year marks the 30th year for the award … Continue reading

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We Welcome A New Cohort of Students Teachers

It has been over 700 days since we closed in March of 2020. We have had a variety of schedules during this time, including on site, hybrid, remote/virtual, and every possible combination. It has been a difficult time for students, families, and … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you look in any of our classrooms, you will see every shade of green that you can imagine. Pre COVID, we had a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but that is on hold until next year. … Continue reading

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Advancing Opportunities for People with Disabilities: A Reflection

March is National Disability Awareness Month.  I think sometimes that we have so many “Awareness” months that they become trite and inconsequential.  Certainly, we are all aware of disabilities. But it was not so long ago that persons with disabilities … Continue reading

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Oh The Places You’ll Go! Traveling Afar through Reading

Join us in celebrating this week, Read Across America!  Established in 1997 by the National Education Association, it is recognized on March 2, which is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Dr. Seuss published his first book in 1937 and throughout his … Continue reading

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ELBS went virtual to celebrate Digital Learning Day!

It may be difficult to believe, but Digital Learning Day (DLD) is today, February 22th! It seems like yesterday that we were in the gym welcoming our exhibitors, staff, and friends from the community to this event. And then came … Continue reading

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Changes to Developmental Milestones: What This Means for Children and Their Families

Are you familiar with “developmental milestones”? They are the skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, or waving bye-bye. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, move (i.e., from crawling to walking). I … Continue reading

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