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Provider Spotlight: Ms. Lisa’s Eco Child Care

Before her son Dean was born, Lisa McCourry, family child care provider in Maryland EXCELS, had never given any thought to eco-friendly practices. Her son thrived for the first nine

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TIPS! Family Conferences:  Opening the Door to Quality Communication (ADM 6.1-6.5)

Have you considered how many times per year you invite families to participate in a conference to discuss children’s progress and development?  How often are conferences offered in your program?

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TIPS! A New Year, A Healthy Year

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to establish healthy eating habits in your program and to discuss healthy eating with the children in your care. Since

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Turning Children into Lifelong Learners with the Reggio Emilia Approach

  By Mary Beck While every child care program and school has a learning philosophy and mission, The Young School draws its inspiration all the way from Reggio Emilia, Italy,

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Read a New Book Month: Last Stop on Market Street

In celebration of New Book Month this December, take a look at one of our favorites, Last Stop on Market Street. Little ones love familiar favorites read over and over

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