Articles tagged with week of the young child

A Nation in Need of Nurses [Infographic]

As our population ages, there is a continuous need for nurses. "From 2010-2020, available RN positions will increase by 26 percent," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To learn more about why there is an extreme demand for nurses in our country, check out the below infographic.

Universal Pre-K: What is it and Why Does it Affect Me?

The recent statements President Obama made in favor of universal access to preschool were bold, poignant and timely. They tugged at our heartstrings and were written to inspire us to get up and do something for the children of today and generations of the future.

Promoting Resilience in Young Children

The images of the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. at the end of 2012 will be forever etched in our minds as a terrible experience for young children. Negative experiences can result in emotional pain, mistrust in others, and feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem or lack of motivation. Because of this, educators and mental health professionals agree that we need to focus on promoting resilience in young children.

Recognizing the Influence of Children's Families Results in More Effective Teaching

"I went into education because I wanted to work with children, not parents." Believe it or not, in my 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field, I have heard this phrase many times. Ironically though, in the same 20 years experience that permitted me to learn the quote above, I have also learned that viewing children in the context of family actually facilitates my ability to support children's learning and development.

Teachers Work to Prevent the Achievement Gap

The educational system in America continues to face several challenges, one of which is meeting the needs of low income children and children of color. The result of the difficulty it faces in serving these groups can many times appear in the test scores of its elementary-aged children.

Play: Where Learning Begins

Play is where learning begins. Play is one of the first experiences children encounter in their lives. The importance of play begins as young as when children are infants, and when I was a child, play was an everyday, spontaneous experience. It was the most important part of everyday, in fact.

Week of the Young Child: Themes and Quotes to Keep You Inspired

Researchers have found that when mothers communicate with their newborns, babies learn almost 300 more words by the age of two than toddlers whose mothers rarely spoke to them. In fact, early childhood education combined with high quality childcare can significantly improve a child's chances for success later in life.

Infographic: Technology Development Stages for Kids

Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn't receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, children are getting their hands on mobile devices at a younger age every day. In this new infographic, we walk you through the technology milestones for different development stages.

Why Good Teachers Matter

How much do good teachers matter? We can all probably think of an outstanding teacher that mattered in our lives. Clearly children come into classrooms with varied personalities and skills. However, it is teachers that take these variations and build a community of learners.