Category Archives: DAP

In her article at afterschoolalliance.org, Selena Levy addresses a mysterious, frustrating, scary and/or taboo topic, depending on who you ask.  The topic:  what can after school and camp programs do to support mental health and wellness?  It is a brief article for a complex subject, but it is well worth your time if you, or… Read more »

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The CDC is offering a free training on developmental monitoring, and DECAL is offering teachers, who complete the online training, approved training credit and a developmental monitoring starter kit. At Leap, we believe that the training and supplies will help teachers sharpen their skills in the classroom and support teacher efforts to communicate effectively with… Read more »

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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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As this post goes live, we mark 60 years since the historic moment when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat on a public bus for a white passenger.  While this was not the first time this situation unfolded in Montgomery, it was the last straw for many who were upset with hurtful laws… Read more »

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How young is too young for children to play on a tablet? What are some good apps for children? Are video games safe for kids? Should screen time be limited? These are just some of the questions that many teachers and parents have been asking.  Doctors and researchers have been just as curious, too, so… 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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