"What you contribute to the interaction with your students is what makes a difference." Don't miss @enough_mother's wonderful piece on the power of self-reflection for early childhood professionals. edut.to/3FmRbbe @edutopia
A growing body of research is making the case for play as a way to boost the well-being of young children as the pandemic drags on and concerns over learning loss and mental health issues escalate. bit.ly/3ebL1PX #IECMH #childdevelopment
By failing to extend the expanded #ChildTaxCredit, Congress let poverty back in the door for millions of our nation’s children. That has big implications for our present and their future. #ThinkBabiesandAct
"About 50% of kids began making their own jokes by 11 months old — and often, at least about every three hours or so while engaged with others." bit.ly/3ebOEp2 #childdevelopment
Because of Congressional inaction on #PaidLeave, parents across the country are forced to make tough choices between caring for and supporting their children. That’s no choice at all. Congress, it’s time to #ThinkBabiesandAct
We must continue to speak up about the structural racism that perpetuates economic and social inequity because every baby deserves a strong start in life. #MLKDay2022 #MartinLutherKing
"We know that, for kids, a good night's sleep demands a thoughtful transition from the hubbub of the day. Adults would sleep better if they remembered the same principle applied to them as well." bit.ly/3pbUwVC @EntryLevelRebel
The expanded #ChildTaxCredit was designed to support families’ needs. Needs that many will not be able to meet due to Congressional inaction and longstanding systemic failures. When families struggle to provide, babies bear the brunt. Congress, that’s on you. #ThinkBabiesandAct
Do you know the ins and outs of handwashing and hand sanitizer? Making simple tweaks to your routine can help keep you and those around you safe and healthy.
Check out @CDCgov's free training just for those who work in an educational setting: zerotothree.org/handwashing
"Our results also indicate that the children whose parents received the home visits developed higher vocabulary and math skills – as well as improved socio-emotional health – immediately after the intervention and six months later." bit.ly/3zrHJlF #earlylearning #earlyed
Know anyone becoming a dad in 2022? Share this research behind a father's effect on a child's development with them! bit.ly/3kFQfnR #fatherhood
Congress has failed to extend the expanded #ChildTaxCredit, one of our best tools for fighting childhood poverty and building the strong, secure environments babies need for healthy development #ThinkBabiesandAct
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@nytimes @bencasselman Anna reminds us that babies can feel this stress: “Your children watch you, and if you worry, they catch on to that,” she said. “With that extra cushion, we didn’t have to worry all the time.” #MentalHealth
Since July, families have received the expanded #ChildTaxCredit on the 15th of each month. But this month, because Congress has not extended the monthly credit, families will be forced to go without that money. #ThinkBabies