Category Archives: DAP

You may recognize that this post shares a title with a great board book from Elizabeth Verdick, but you may know that books alone can’t solve this frustrating developmental challenge. Recently, I read an article by Tamara Lush with the Associated Press about a Florida toddler that was bitten more than a dozen times over… Read more »

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Did you know that Augusta University and Education to Go have partnered to offer early learning professionals an online, self-paced CDA? From the course home page:  “Through this convenient, affordable program, designed especially for working adult students, you will earn the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA… Read more »

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I’ve met two kinds of professionals in Early Childhood Education – those who know of and are inspired by Bev Bos, and those who’ve never heard of her.  It seems difficult to find anyone who’s encountered Bev in some way and, still, walked away unchanged.  Bev passed away on February 4, 2016, but her impact… Read more »

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There’s no debate that healthy social-emotional development serves as the foundation for all other learning.  However, there aren’t a lot of great resources available to help teachers and administrators see how social-emotional development is supported and promoted in the classroom.  That’s why the team at Leap Early Learning Partners was excited to learn about a… Read more »

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Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him… Read more »

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As a country, our independence came about through, among other things, a number of battles.  As children desire and, at times, demand independence as a part of healthy development, we don’t always enjoy the battles that come with the process.  However, we don’t always realize just how much the “little things” help, either. Carrie Shrier,… Read more »

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