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MOMentum is building for bilingualism!

September 5, 2017
As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I can say with confidence that few things have helped my professional and personal growth more than being bilingual. The ability to speak both English and Spanish strengthened my family ties by allowing me to talk to my grandparents, helped me become more social...
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Promoting Economic Growth Through Free High Quality Early Childhood Education

September 1, 2017
If you have been following CommuniKids on social media, you are probably aware that we were recently selected by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to become a provider of free pre-kindergarten to 3 and 4 year-old children in the District of Columbia. We are proud of...
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The link between inequality, racism and education

August 17, 2017
My mother told me “Anita, if you want to get an A, then you answer the way they want you to answer out there. But know that you can always come home and we can talk about the truth.” The erasing of indigenous wisdom from our history books plays an insidious role in the subjugation of Native Americans.
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5 Propósitos Que Se Deben Hacer Siempre Los Padres

August 4, 2017
Propósito: Ánimo o intención de hacer o de no hacer algo (DRAE) A continuación les ofrecemos una corta lista de consejos que les ayudarán a ser mejores padres y a disfrutar cada uno de sus éxitos con las personas que más nos importan, nuestros hijos. 1. Comprende tu pasado y como éste afecta tu...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017
Summer is here, and we need to keep the HEAT ON around issues we care about! Join us and thousands of people eager to keep summer sizzling by taking action on equal pay, childcare , net neutrality, immigration and more below! Scroll to the end for a bonus silly action, too! As always, please act...
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La Importancia de la Socialización en Los Niños

August 4, 2017
Muchos padres tienen preguntas sobre cómo pueden sus hijos aprender a socializar. Las siguientes preguntas surgen con frecuencia en nuestro centro: ¿Por qué se esconde y muestra tanto miedo mi niña cuando entran adultos a su clase? A los dieciocho meses los niños empiezan su primera transición...
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The Importance of Young Children Having the Opportunity to Socialize

August 4, 2017
Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center: Q: Why does my child hide and show fear when adults enter her classroom? A: At eighteen months, kids begin their first transition towards autonomy. They want to explore...
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5 Parenting Intentions to Always Aim For

August 4, 2017
intention: inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/ (noun) an aim or plan (Websters, 2005) Here is a quick list of ways to improve your parenting to enjoy success with those whom mean most to you, your children. Understand your past and how it affects your present . Attachment theorists understand that the greatest...
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Técnicas y Métodos Para Disciplinar a los Niños Pequeños

August 4, 2017
1.¿Qué es lo más importante cuando pensamos en la disciplina de nuestros hijos? La prevención es imprescindible con los niños menores de 5 años Asegúrese de que estén alimentados y hayan dormido bien. El hambre y el sueño provocan mala conducta en los niños. Mantenga una rutina estricta. La rutina...
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Methods and Techniques for Discipling Young Children

August 4, 2017
1. What is most important when we think about disciplining our kids? Prevention is essential for children under five. Make sure that they are well fed and well rested. Hunger and sleepiness cause bad behavior in children. Maintain a strict routine. A routine helps children anticipate what is going to happen and when it is going to happen in their daily lives. This creates security and autonomy, which reduce bad behavior in children.
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