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Week of the Young Child

This week is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This week was created in 1971 in order to focus the public’s attention to the early … Continue reading

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How Do Thirty Million Words Affect Your Child?

Did you know that by age 4 children living in poverty had heard 30 million fewer words than their counterparts in more advantaged families? This finding led Dana Suskind, M.D. to establish the “Thirty Million Words” Initiative to close the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Last week I had the honor of attending PNC Grow Up Great’s tenth anniversary in Chicago. This week marks the Week of the Young Child.  Both of these events focus public attention on the needs of our children under 5 … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

April 22nd-28th is the annual celebration for the Week of the Young Child. Its purpose is to focus attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services which lay the future … Continue reading

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