Kids in Hot Cars: Heatstroke Facts

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KIDS IN HOT CARS HEATSTROKE FACT SHEET   Vehicles heat up quickly.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other safety advocates and academic institutions have recognized the safety threat heatstroke poses for leaving children in hot cars.  Here are the key facts.   Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related fatalities for children […]

What is Pre-K?

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— National Association for the Education of Young Children Perhaps you have heard about the pre-K movement. It’s been discussed in journals, featured on TV reports, and talked about at trainings and advocacy sessions. Even in this year’s presidential and gubernatorial races, you’re likely to hear the candidates debating how much support or expansion pre-K […]

Back to School: Getting Your Kids Emotionally & Mentally Ready

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Heading back to school can inspire a wealth of emotions from kids and parents alike, from anxiety over meeting new students and teachers to excitement over purchasing new supplies and clothing. While every family approaches the back-to-school process a bit differently, there is a common thread running through nearly every household in the nation this […]

Your 4-Year-Old: How to Discourage Tattling

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How to Discourage Tattling Tattling tends to rear its ugly head in a big way during the late preschool years. Your child has a strong sense of justice and sometimes a short fuse. The impulse to tattle can become a habit if she thrives on the attention it brings, so respond with care. Don’t take […]

38 Ways for Kids to Beat the Heat with Ice & Water Activities

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Get set to beat the heat this summer with some of these water activities for kids! Water activities for kids are always a hit for summer! Add in some cool ice activities and you’re bound to have a summer staying cool! Whether you got a water bug in your family, or an artist at your […]

Summer Programs at Albuquerque’s Children Center

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Children’s Center Summer Programs  It has been a long-cherished American tradition that summer was the time when kids didn’t have to do anything; they could laze around, hang out with friends, vacation with family, and generally take it very easy until the school year began again. But times have changed. While children are still seen […]

10 Fun Things to do With the Kids for Summer

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1. Swing in a Hammock Snuggle close to your child, and sway the afternoon away. Look for pictures in the clouds and watch them change, or read books to each other. 2. Do Yard Work Together Toddlers can help pull weeds and sprinkle the flowers with a tiny watering can. Have a kid-size rake and […]

Five Surprising Facts About Early Childhood Education

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by Katie Hamm Parents, policymakers, and concerned citizens around the country are coming together to voice their support for early childhood education and demand that Congress and the president act now. Every year that we wait to act, a new cohort of children lose out on the benefits of early education. Here are some reasons to […]

The Importance of Preschool- Making the Right Decision

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8. What makes a good teacher? Find out about the teachers’ training and credentials. Ideally, head teachers should have a minimum of an associate’s degree and formal training in early-childhood education. “Research shows that teachers with college degrees and specialized early-childhood training have more positive interactions with children, provide richer language experiences, and are less […]

The Importance of Preschool-Choosing the Right Preschool

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5. How old should my child be when she starts? Most preschools serve 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, and many kids begin at age 4. (Some preschools will start accepting children at around 2 1/2, but that doesn’t mean your child will be ready when he reaches that age.) You can choose from a part-time schedule or […]