Tag: early childhood development

“Maximize Communication with Children with Special Needs”

| February 21, 2014
“Maximize Communication with Children with Special Needs”

This training reviews strategies and communication behaviors of youth with special needs (at every level of communication ability), and learn how to implement social interaction planning tools to help you better communicate and interact.Each session is 3 hours long, and fulfills DHS training requirements in the area of Growth and Development.

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Dual Language Learners Show Academic Success

| February 15, 2014
Dual Language Learners Show Academic Success

Too Small to Fail (TSTF) recently released a newletter stating recent information on language comprehension in duel language households, and the importance of daycare providers in the development in language for these “duel language learners.” According to research, by the year 2030 about 40 percent of children in the U.S. will hear languages other than English spoken in the home.

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Literacy Enrichment Grants Application

| February 7, 2014
Literacy Enrichment Grants Application

The United Way of Northern Arizona is accepting applications for Early Literacy Enrichment Grants. Regulated and unregulated child care providers are invited to apply for funds to enhance children’s literacy through activities in the focus areas of professional development, curriculum development and/or parent involvement. To help ensure that every child is ready to learn how to read by the time he or she reaches kindergarten, it is important that early care providers foster the development of early learning skills in the child’s first and second language

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Yavapai College’s no-cost Child Care Professional Training seminars coming to Winslow!

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Yavapai College’s no-cost Child Care Professional Training seminars coming to Winslow!

Begin a career in child care!
Learn more about the growing, rewarding field of early childhood education through Yavapai College’s no-cost Child Care Professional Training seminars coming to Winslow beginning January 24 th !

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Wired for Success: Strategies for Early Childhood Development

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wired for Success: Strategies for Early Childhood Development

New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development will be presenting the latest information and techniques to “wire up” a young child’s brain for a successful future in a FREE one—hour workshop on Monday, December 16th from 4 to 5 p.m. in North Country Health Care’s Community Room. The workshop presents practical ways to stimulate healthy […]

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Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

In the 2013-14 school year, Arizona’s mandatory retention policy, Move On When Reading (ARS 15-701), takes effect. This law requires that third-grade students who test in the “falls far below” range (estimated at 4,000) be held back. In addition, there are approximately 17,500 third-grade students below proficiency, placing them at risk.

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Best Gifts for Kids Under 6

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Kids Under 6

Black Friday ads, websites, blogs, relatives and friends all have suggestions on the latest must-have toys for kids, but when it comes to promoting learning for children 5 and younger, basic toys and time with adult caregivers are the best presents a child can receive. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents keep kids under 2 as “screen free” as possible, including television, movies and video games. For older children, limited screen time is recommended.

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More Than Baby Talk

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
More Than Baby Talk

University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has just published “More Than Baby Talk,” an easily-readable and free online guide to igniting the communication and language skills of infants and toddlers. This guide includes ten research-based recommendations for educators and parents.  For a complete PDF download click HERE. “More Than Baby Talk” […]

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Wired for Success

| November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wired for Success

On December 16th from 4-5pm at North Country Healthcare- Community Room, there will be a strategic Early Child Development seminar. The presentation is a one-hour FREE presentation on the latest information and techniques to “wire up” a young child’s brain for a successful future.

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