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The Fight Against Inequality Starts with Moms

“If we want to attack poverty, the place to start is very early in life,” says Paul Gertler, an economist who studie

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Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers

Books are powerful tools that can help children make sense of difficult feelings.

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20 Phrases to Use When Your Child Isn’t Listening

Replacing a threatening tone with a problem solving, empathetic and encouraging one may help when trying to get t

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How Learning to Put on Rain Boots Leads to Academic Success

As children learn to dress themselves, they are strengthening physical development, improving coordination and memor

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Regular Breaks Throughout the School Day Benefit Children

Regular breaks throughout the school day—from short brain breaks in the classroom to the longer break of recess—are not simply downtime for students.

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Classroom Management Tips for Preschool Teachers

10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Preschool Teachers 1. Organize your room strategically A preschool classroom can be quite chaotic, so the way you organize is not only important, it can help ensure that effective learning is happening wherever children are stationed. There are certain tips and tricks that you can only learn from experience, according to Barbara Harvey, ECE professional and parenting educator.

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6 Ways to Support Preschoolers Social Emotional Learning at Home and in School

High quality social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula have been shown to improve children’s social and emotional competencies significantly — and these are key contributors to kindergarten readiness. But implementing a curriculum is not the only way that preschool teachers and parents can support children’s SEL. Every adult who regularly interacts with your child has the opportunity to contribute to her SEL in a variety of ways.

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Child Care Credentialing Updates

There has been a minor change with the Child Care Credential process.  Xerox is no longer the vendor who is processing the application packets.  The new vendor is called Conduent and the new email address to use is:  cccredential@conduent.com.  The address and fax number to submit your application is still the same at: Child Care CentralPO Box 598Baltimore, MD  21203 Fax: 410-229-0145

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Looking for an MSDE State Recommended Curriculum?

The recommended list of early childhood curricula for 3 and 4 year olds has been updated. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), responsible for early care and education programs throughout the state, has updated its recommended list of early childhood curricula for 3 and 4 year olds for child care, Head Start programs, and nursery schools. You can find the updated list by clicking here.   

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