Quality Time with Kacey, image of a koala wearing a Maryland EXCELS T-shirt, sitting in front of a clock

Quality Time with Kacey: Week of April 21-24

Activities and Questions for the Week of April 21-24 Kacey the Quality Koala and Maryland EXCELS have been sharing daily fun and educational activities and mealtime discussion questions for families

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Kacey the Quality Koala for Maryland EXCELS says to discover a fun activity to do each day during the Week of the Young Child

Celebrate Week of the Young Child™ 2020

Maryland EXCELS and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®) are celebrating the Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), April 11 – 17, 2020. Kacey the Quality

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Maryland EXCELS provider Pamela Funderburk sits holding an infant and her arm around a little boy.

Provider Spotlight: Pamela Funderburk

Pamela Funderburk doesn’t make a distinction between caring for children and running her child care business–the children are the reason she’s in business. Funderburk, who has been a family child

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TIPS: Local Community Resources

Children begin exploring the world from the moment they are born. As they grow, their world expands from the family and home they live in, to the community that surrounds

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Refreshing Your Bulletin Boards

Whether your program is celebrating a particular season or focusing on a special topic, bulletin boards offer the perfect canvas to showcase children’s creations or brighten your space to welcome

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