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Childcare & Early Education

¡El interés por el bilingüismo está creciendo!

September 5, 2017
Como hija de inmigrantes cubanos, puedo decir con confianza que pocas cosas me han ayudado más en mi desarrollo profesional y personal que ser bilingüe. La capacidad de hablar inglés y español fortaleció mis lazos familiares porque me permitió hablar con mis abuelos, me ayudó a ser más sociable al...
Nina Perez's picture

Praying and Standing for Children

September 1, 2017
As a new school year begins I want to share prayers for our children, all of them, and for caring adults to be God’s hands and feet standing for children everywhere in these very difficult times in our nation and around our shared world. We especially pray for every child living in cities, towns,...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

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...
Raul Echeverria's picture

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.
Anita Sanchez's picture

A Success Story to Inspire Us All!

August 11, 2017
Have you ever had the chance to make a small difference in helping change someone’s life for the better? Nothing brings greater joy. Since 1990 the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)’s Beat the Odds® program has honored over 600 outstanding high school students who have overcome huge hardships in their...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

#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...
Karen Showalter's picture

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...
Lina Acosta Sandaal's picture

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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A Child Advocate’s Beatitudes

August 4, 2017
Below is a prayer for child advocates. Teachers and school administrators are always on the front lines advocating for children so maybe one of them could use this today as s/he is preparing for the new school year. They are not alone. Parents and grandparents and all who care for children and...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

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...
Lina Acosta Sandaal's picture

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