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Summarizes the importance of a rich musical environment in the early years and how rhythm and movement, listening to music and singing develops in young
Here's what parents can do with to help their two-year-olds grow, learn, and have fun along the way.
A new study suggests that early puberty is occurring in girls as young as first grade. Here's what parents need to know about this startling trend.
This Black History Month, take the time with your child to listen your way through 80 years of African-American musical royalty.
Power struggles are a common occurrence during the preschool years. Here are expert tips for avoiding power struggles and dealing with them if they do occur.
Young children's first writing is scribbling, which is to writing what babbling is to speaking: an early stage of development that should be encouraged.
Discusses appropriate design characteristics of early education classrooms such as softness, texture, color, and lighting.
If ADHD is identified at a young age, there are some early interventions that parents and teachers can effectively use with these students.
The main features and the teacher's role in several early childhood programs are compared.  Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Head Start and others included.
Describes recent issues and trends in early childhood programs and assessment to improve education, including The No Child Left Behind Act.
Provides ideas for creating an environment and using activities to foster cognitive development in children from ten months through two years of age.
Lists the cognitive, social, emotional and physical developmental highlights for five and six year-old children.
This article discusses the changes that are taking place in early childhood education such as full-day, full-year services and technology in the classroom.
Discusses the advancements made in the assessment of young children and the purposes for which the assessments are used.
Next year's prom is a long time away, but that cocktail dresscould make it possible for a high school girl who couldn't otherwise afford it to go to prom.
Young children develop their brains and bodies through interacting with the world around them. How can parents help their young child learn through play?
Teachers and observers rated children who had been securely attached as infants as happier, more socially skilled, empathetic, and competent in preschool.
The article reviews early attachment studies and discusses how both secure attachment and the later care-giving environment predict success.
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