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Children need and thrive with routines. Routines give them a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline.
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Children who get physical activity daily get the benefits of improved fitness and cardiovascular health, bone and muscle development, improved sleep, mood and well-being. No matter what you end up doing, be sure to have fun with it!
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Water play provides children countless opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills across age ranges and starts a framework for understanding several scientific concepts.
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It doesn’t matter if you can’t name a bird, a bug or a tree. You observing and wondering alongside a child will increase their interest and engagement!
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Implement music into all areas of your program, it's more than just background noise.
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Posted by ICCRR in News on 7/19/2018
Early Childhood Iowa is hosting a summit to engage partners that are involved in local and state-level early childhood system work, as well as, business and economic leaders, civic and faith leaders, education leaders, law enforcement and policymakers.
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Posted by ICCRR in News on 7/18/2018
The revised Iowa Early Learning Standards, announced today, describe the typical behavior, knowledge and skills in children from birth through age 5 that set the stage for success in school, as well as ways that adults can support learning and development during those critical early years.
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