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Becky Erickson, Head of Early Childhood Education, Amazon Business Over the last ten years, federal funding for early childhood programs saw a 62% increase; however, the reality is that the nation’s...

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Gross Motor Activities for the Winter Months

Gross Motor Activities for the Winter Months

Now that winter has finally arrived, don’t take a vacation from activities designed to promote the development of gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are the abilities needed to control the large muscles of the body.

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ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers Curbed Under New Guidelines

ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers Curbed Under New Guidelines

In a bit of good news, the rate of diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among U.S. preschoolers has leveled off, a new study finds. At the same time, the prescribing rate of stimulant medications for these young patients has also stayed steady, a promising trend that researchers credit to treatment guidelines that were introduced in […]

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Triclosan in Children

Triclosan in Children

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned most antibacterial soaps and body washes from being sold in stores. According to the FDA, antibacterial cleaners are no more effective than regular soap options and the antibacterial products pose health risks. Manufacturers have a year to take triclosan, triclocarban, and 17 other chemicals out […]

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Four Takeaways – 2015 Fall Leadership Symposium

Four Takeaways – 2015 Fall Leadership Symposium

Join us this October for our Fall Leadership Symposium in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida. Maximize your participation by networking with fellow early learning leaders, fostering positive, long-lasting relationships with colleagues, and gaining insight from leading professionals. Explore the best track (Director, Owner-to-Owner, Emerging Leader, and Accreditation) that fits your professional needs! Here are four top […]

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Making Celebration Healthy | Eco Healthy Child Care®

Making Celebration Healthy | Eco Healthy Child Care®

Celebrations such as holidays, birthdays, new classmates and graduations are something children truly enjoy.  A celebration allows children the opportunity to express themselves, learn, and have a lot of fun, which is essential for their social development. Because celebrations are such an important element of child development, they should remain as healthy as possible, and […]

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