Early Childhood Development News Archive

May, 2014

  • Social emotional competence: an important protective factor – Part 6

    May 29, 2014 | Gail Innis | Caregivers who assist children in understanding and communicating their emotions can nurture an important protective factor.

  • The dangers of lead exposure

    May 23, 2014 | Elaine M. Bush | Learn common sources of lead and what you can do to minimize the risk for yourself and family members developing lead poisoning.

  • Encouraging positive teen relationships

    May 22, 2014 | Teresa Clark-Jones | Teens can encourage each other to care about people, meet high standards and participate in positive activities.

  • Want to live a healthier, more successful life? Play and sleep more!

    May 22, 2014 | Karen Pace | Play is more than just fun. It’s essential to human functioning throughout the life span.

  • Recconecting after deployment: Children ages 13-18

    May 21, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Learn tips to help children ages 13-18 reconnect with their service member after a deployment.

  • Kindergarten readiness: approaches to learning

    May 20, 2014 | Carrie Shrier | The National Education Goals Panel has identified five essential areas of school readiness. This is the second of five articles exploring the critical skills needed for children to be Kindergarten ready in each of these five areas.

  • Nurturing relationships is a skill

    May 19, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | You may not think nurturing relationships is a skill developed through 4-H, but it can be! Youth experience nurturing relationships when they form a connection with another individual(s) and all mutually benefit. Learn more about developing this skill.

  • Kindergarten readiness: language and literacy

    May 13, 2014 | Carrie Shrier | The National Education Goals Panel has identified five essential areas of school readiness. This is the third of five articles exploring the critical skills needed for children to be Kindergarten ready in each of these five areas.

  • National Screen Free week is here, May 5-11, 2014

    May 5, 2014 | Suzanne Pish | Decide what “screen-free” time means for your family: does this include abstaining from emails and text? How about TV and video games? There’s no “right” or “wrong” way to be screen-free; just give some other activities a try.

  • Kindergarten readiness: Social and emotional development

    May 2, 2014 | Carrie Shrier | The National Education Goals Panel has identified five essential areas of school readiness. This is the first of five articles exploring these critical skills children need to be Kindergarten ready.