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3 Razones por las que Necesitamos Más Programas de Lenguaje Dual

May 15, 2017
Antes de que mi primera hija naciera, cuando todavía no podía decidirme por un nombre, o el tipo de pañales que iba usar, había algo que sí tenia claro: ella iba a ser bilingüe. Ya que el español era mi idioma natal, yo creía que sería muy fácil. Sin embargo, pronto descubrí que eso no iba a ser...
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Why we should speak our native language with our children

May 15, 2017
For most immigrant parents, raising bilingual children is not a choice or a decision, it’s a way of life. Regardless of whether our native language is Spanish, Filipino, Korean, Chinese or French, we all want our children to be able to communicate in the language in which we were born and teach...
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Don't Fear the Feelings! Helping Young Children Express and Manage Their Emotions

May 12, 2017
As early as 6 months, babies experiences complex emotions like grief, anger and fear. By 2 children have a full range of emotions including disappointment, anxiety, and shame. Feelings are not the problem, it is how children (and we!) act on these emotions that can be problematic (hitting when angry) or productive (using words). Trying to talk kids out of their feelings, going right to reassurance, or minimizing them doesn't make them go away, it just means they have to get expressed in other, often less acceptable and healthy ways. So don't fear the feelings! One of the greatest gifts you give your child is helping him understand, accept and effectively express his feelings. Read on to learn ways to build your child's emotional intelligence which will serve him well into the long-term.
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When Parents Get Involved in School Health, #WellnessWins

May 9, 2017
By Ahna Bizjak, Parent and Former PTO President, Oregon School District, WI When it comes to learning healthy habits, parents are children’s first teachers. From cooking nutritious meals at home to being a role model for staying physically active, we lay the foundation for our children’s future...
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Moms Group Praises Passage of Dual Language Learning Bill in Washington State

May 8, 2017
Today, May 8th, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed SHB 1445, legislation expanding access to dual language learning in schools across Washington State. The bill is a culmination of years of work from educators, organizers and grassroots leaders to equip classrooms for Washington’s students that...
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From Tug-of-War to Teeter-Totter

May 7, 2017
After returning over $20m of Child Care and Development Funds to the federal government in 2016, Michigan's Governor has proposed a 2018 budget plan that will ensure the entirety of the Federal child care funds available to the state are drawn. The proposed strategy included a plan to increase the...
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Worthy wages now: For our children, our families, and our economy

May 3, 2017
Moms know just how very valuable early learning is for kids, for families, and for our economy. More than anything, we want our children, and every child, to have every chance to succeed in school and in life. High-quality early learning programs are critically important to children’s success. In...
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What Do Children Need to Be School Ready?

May 2, 2017
As educators, advocates and organizers, we know it’s not easy to unite, and much less execute effectively, as a collective. Nonetheless, we must continue to diligently pursue these collective conversations and actions to achieve a thriving ecosystem for young children. To me there’s undoubtedly an...
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Ivanka's Promise

May 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump is set to release her new book today — Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success . Earlier this year, we were happy to welcome Ivanka to the federal government where hundreds of thousands of union members tirelessly serve our country each and every day. As a senior adviser to her...
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#5Actions! Power up!

May 1, 2017
We’re 100 days in to the new administration and we’re not giving up! In fact, we’re powering up, rolling our sleeves up, and marching forward! Here are your #5Actions for this week: 1. The very bad, no good healthcare bill is ba-aack! And they might vote again soon. Tell Congress: Don’t take our...
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