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High Quality Child Care Promotes Healthy Development, School Readiness, and School Success Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness. View this fact sheet for research and statistics on the importance of high-quality care and summer learning. Document
How Play Promotes Cognitive Development (Cómo el juego promueve el desarrollo cognitivo) El juego promueve el desarrollo de una multitud de habilidades cognitivas. Cuando los niños participan en el juego y tienen la oportunidad de participarse completamente en lo que están haciendo, desarrollan formas de pensar más sofisticadas y complejas. Tipsheet
How Play Promotes Cognitive Development [Sida ay Ciyaartu Uhormariso Dhismaha Maskaxda] Ciyaartu waxay siyaadisaa dhismaha iyo xirfado maskax oo kaladuwan. Markii ay caruurtu ciyaar kaqayb qaataan fursad buuxdana u helaan in ay sidey rabaan ugu mashquulaan waxa ay markaa samaynayaan, waxaa kusiyaada habab fikir sare oo qaabaysan. Tipsheet
IDEA This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. Website
Inclusion In After School Environments This info module offers tips for planning and adapting after school environments to successfully include children with specal needs. Info Module
Kindergarten Readiness and Transition This info module provides an overview of kindergarten readiness and tips for a successful transition to kindergarten. Info Module
MES English (Free Printables) Free resources for teachers of young learners. All of the resources are designed to be versatile and useful in many K-6 classrooms. Includes free flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, free phonics cards, free ESL games, an international project exchange library, printable certificates, printable stickers and activities all ready for printing. Website
Model Me Kids Model Me Kids® is dedicated to producing high quality teaching tools for children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. We strive to make our products affordable so that they are accessible to both families and educators. Designed as a teaching tool for children, adolescents, and teenagers with Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD or NLD), and developmental delays, the videos are used by parents, teachers, and therapists. The videos are also helpful for teaching children with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome. Website
Planning for the Transition to Kindergarten: Why it Matters and how to Support Success The transition to kindergarten is a time that presents changing demands, expectations, and supports for children and their families. When children experience discontinuities between preschool and kindergarten, they may be at greater risk for academic failure and social adjustment problems. Thus, building and implementing a seamless kindergarten transition can make a significant difference for children's early education experience. Document
Play Activities to Encourage Motor Development in Child Care Child Care Play is crucial to the development of children's gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children practice and perfect control and coordination of large body movements, as well as small movements of hands and fingers. Child care providers can support young children's motor development by planning play activities that provide children with regular opportunities to move their bodies. Website