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Museums in Early Learning

Museums in Early Learning

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) member, Sarah Erdman, is an early childhood educator and museum professional who teaches at in a preschool in Virginia.  She advocates for early learning professionals to form partnerships with museums...

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Childcare and Corporate America

Childcare and Corporate America

Childcare is in crisis.  Although the childcare crisis has been growing for many years,  the direct effects have been felt almost exclusively by families in which both parents are employed.  The COVID pandemic, during which a critical mass of families all had to alter...

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Returning to “Normal”

Returning to “Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic had profound consequences worldwide.  Thousands of families lost loved ones.  Children did not attend school.  Businesses closed and business owners lost their livelihoods.  People were isolated in their homes, including separation from extended...

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2020 Reflections

2020 Reflections

Resilience is defined by Webster as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness;" and is one of humankind's most critical qualities.  Adaptability is a close 'cousin' to resilience.  What this past year has taught us is the power contained in groups...

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Coronavirus Pandemic – The Unsung Heroes

The 2020 coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a virtual standstill. The spread of the virus was out of control and death counts were rising daily, The governor closed all public schools and ordered citizens to 'stay home and stay safe' unless engaged in...

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MUSIC EDUCATION

MUSIC EDUCATION

Music is a universal language of inclusivity to which all can relate.  An American folk singer, on one of his recorded CDs, tells the story of performing with another musician in Germany.  He humorously details nearing the end of a music set and not being sure how to...

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DROP OFF DRAMA – SEPARATING AT THE DOOR

DROP OFF DRAMA – SEPARATING AT THE DOOR

Saying goodbye to one's child at the door of the childcare center is a difficult time for both parent & child.  Even if the child is happy and well cared for in the childcare center, the separation process is stressful.  Children display all manner of...

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Childcare is an Essential Service

Childcare is an Essential Service

When a major snow storm immobilizes a metropolitan area, citizens are generally advised to stay at home unless one "absolutely must go out".  Community events are rescheduled, schools cancel classes, many roads become impassable, people remain at home and the area...

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World Peace Begins in Early Childhood

World Peace Begins in Early Childhood

In 2000 a Polish graphic designer submitted an image to an international art competition sponsored by the 'Museum on the Seam for Dialogue, Understanding and Coexistence'.  The image is pictured on the right of this page. From there the image has been shared...

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How children learn?

How children learn?

How do people learn?  Chances are if you ask almost anyone, they will tell you they learn best by doing. This is a commonality across all ages, genders, cultures, ages and disciplines. The best way to learn to make a pie is to make a pie. One can certainly be told...

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