Articles about child development


Working Parents And Closed Schools: The Childcare Struggle During COVID-19

Last updated: 09/20/2020

Sierra is in a bind. She and her husband have two children — ages three and nine years old — and they live in Urbana, a college town in east-central Illinois.  Sierra’s...

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Child care stabilization can help determine the future of the American workforce

Last updated: 09/14/2020

As governors and mayors across the country evaluate public health criteria and data to inform how they reopen the economy, there’s a major data point that must also be...

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Building the Future of the Early Childhood Field

Last updated: 09/10/2020

"I knew from an early point in my life that I wanted to make a difference in other people's lives," Chad says. As he explored varied fields in high school, he was always...

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Asynchronous Remote Learning Is The Most Humane Way To Teach This School Year

Last updated: 09/06/2020

I keep hearing the same complaint from parents: “I don’t want my children on these long videoconference calls. It is making them miserable.” These long, synchronous classroom...

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What Are They Watching? Parent Tips for Choosing High-Quality Screen Experiences

Last updated: 09/02/2020

Did you know that any program, app, or game can call itself educational? Many don’t actually help children learn or build the skills they claim. So, how can you find...

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Embedding Equity in Early Childhood Success

Last updated: 08/31/2020

Whether in a big, small, mid-sized, city, town, or village — local government is uniquely positioned to improve early childhood outcomes and build a tomorrow where every child...

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An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do

Last updated: 08/31/2020

If you spend much time with children, you’re bound to wonder how young human beings can possibly learn so much so quickly. Philosophers, going all the way back to Plato, have...

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How to Help All Students Feel Safe to Be Themselves

Last updated: 08/31/2020

Scroll To Top How to Help All Students Feel Safe to Be Themselves Students suffer when they're bullied or feel like they don't belong—and Social Justice Humanitas Academy is...

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How To Help Kids Through Difficult Times (Like Now)

Last updated: 08/31/2020

Navigating life these days is tough for an adult. So, imagine what it’s like for children. They can’t see their friends because schools and camps are closed due to the pandemic....

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Looking at the Social and Emotional Benefits of the Arts

Last updated: 08/31/2020

Many would argue that the fundamental skills we develop and the experiences we have shape the way we approach the world later in life. In thinking about the arts and early...

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