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Learning Landscapes Close the Gap - Child Trends

Children from lower income families hear fewer words than their more advantaged peers, by the time they head to kindergarten.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Academic research suggests that children from lower income families hear fewer words than their more advantaged peers, by the time they head to kindergarten. ... See more

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4 days ago
Baby Walkers Are So Dangerous They Need To Be Banned, According To Pediatricians

According to American Academy of Pediatrics, baby walkers "provide no substantial benefit to children" and are a "source of preventable injury." Canada banned them in 2004.

Thousands of children go to the ER each year with head and neck injuries related to baby walkers, usually after falling down stairs.

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5 days ago

We're hiring a BRAND NEW position: Family Support Partner! Adults who have past involvement with county systems will help families navigate the process of staying together. Can you be a role model ... See more

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1 week ago
Bezos targets homeless families, under-served preschoolers with $2 billion fund, but details are few

Amazon.com founder/wealthiest person in the world commits $2 billion to address family homelessness and early childhood education. He follows in the charitable footsteps of second and third richest ... See more

The Amazon founder, the world’s wealthiest person, offered only some general principles for the Bezos Day One Fund, which will begin with $2 billion.

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1 week ago
Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

A heavy emphasis on explicit phonics instruction in the early grades may be the key to success for the 1/4 of Minnesotan children struggling with reading.

#ScienceOfReading #AchievementGap

The prevailing approaches to reading instruction in American schools are inconsistent with how children learn to read.

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2 weeks ago
Hennepin County: Positive signs, challenges in child protection reforms

Our vision is a community where every child thrives.

Members of a child well-being advisory committee reported Thursday on the first year of efforts to shift the system from responding only after a report of abuse to focusing on the well-being of the ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Plans Saturday? Join our neighbor Prospect Park United Methodist Church for an evening of acoustic folk gospel by My Anchor Holds! There will be a free-will offering with all donations benefiting our ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Why Danish Students Are Happier and More Empathetic

Successful people don’t operate alone; every human needs the support of others to achieve positive results in their life.

Perhaps unlike their U.S. peers, kids in Denmark—where happiness levels are the highest on Earth—are taught in school to care for one another from a young age.

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3 weeks ago

Affording basic hygiene items is a stressor for many of the families we serve. Thanks to Simply the Basics, we're able to provide extra support in the form of Clorox disinfecting wipes, feminine ... See more

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4 weeks ago
Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens brain language region

Don't talk AT young people. Have a conversation.

Dialogue with adults may lead to stronger pathways between two brain regions.

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