Exploring Daycares: 3 Classroom Elements That Encourage Independence

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Choosing a daycare requires spending time carefully exploring education programs to find one that best fits your child's temperament and learning needs. Cultivating an independent mindset is a goal that you should expect to see in an early childhood classroom since children must feel comfortable expanding their horizons as they learn. This personality trait can be nurtured as early as infancy, and seeing these elements in the classroom let you know that your child's independence will be nurtured throughout their time in the program.

2 March 2017

Sensory Processing Disorder: What It Is And How It Is Treated

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A common behavioral issue with kids that have autism is uncontrollable movements of certain body parts. An example of this is when an autistic child moves his hands back and forth, over and over. This problem is very common for kids with this disorder, and it is considered a sensory issue. Here are several things you should know about why this happens and ways it may be able to be corrected.

12 August 2016

How The Early Start Act May Impact Your Child's Education

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Last year, Washington state passed a major expansion to its existing education and childcare programs called the Early Start Act, which is due to become law statewide on July 1, 2016. With approximately $158 million pledged to early development programs, the bill has been widely heralded as a step forward in increasing access to education. If you are just learning about these changes, however, you may be wondering what it will mean for your preschool-aged child.

15 June 2016

Electrician Jobs: What You Need To Know About Becoming An Electrical Field Technician

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If you are interested in a career as an electrician but do not want to be tied down to one work site and you enjoy the outdoors, you should explore becoming an electrical field technician. This career would enable you to apply the knowledge you gain in an electrician certification program to repair and install electrical devices in all types of production environments, including factories, oilfields and industrial parks. The following guide outlines what it takes for you to become a successful electrical field technician.

31 December 2015

Online Or In-Person: Which Adult Education Class Is Right For You?

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There are many ways that modern technology can be used to supplement adult education. As online education becomes more developed and easier to access, online adult education classes are replacing many in-person adult education centers. While online classes offer many benefits, such as the ability to learn at your own pace and based on your own schedule, many people benefit from the interaction and community they find in a traditional setting.

14 August 2015

Summer Camp 101 For Parents

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Summertime means camp for thousands of kids across the country. With so many different camps to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for your child. Summer camp can also be expensive, not to mention worrisome for parents and, sometimes, even kids. Clearly, there's a lot to think about when considering summer camp for kids. In this article, learn how to tell if your child is ready for camp, how to select the best camp, and how to prepare yourself and your child before the day arrives.

17 June 2015

Kindergarten Or Preschool -- Would Your Child Be Better Off Waiting A Year?

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Is your child ready for kindergarten? While your child may be age appropriate, it's possible that they may not be mentally, physically or emotionally ready for kindergarten. And if your child has a late birthday -- for instance, they were born in August, and the school deadline is September -- you may want to hold them back because they may end up being the youngest and, possibly, smallest student in their class.

12 May 2015