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Raising Bilingual Kids is as Easy as…

October 12, 2017
When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it would be...
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We are a bilingual family

October 11, 2017
We are a bilingual family and proud of it. Spanish and English are spoken equally in our home and we knew when we had our two boys that we wanted them to have a dual language education. My husband is a native Spanish speaker and I am a native English speaker so our boys have learned both. We...
Heather Barradas's picture

Back to School (-to-prison pipeline)

October 11, 2017
For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
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This Is How Companies Are Getting Kids to Do Their Marketing for Them

October 11, 2017
In 1975, there was one song every kid knew by heart: "Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun." By any measure, it was a viral success. Companies still use tweens and teens to do their marketing for them. And today's youth marketing methods still focus...
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We know what we want for our kids in early childhood, now how do we get it?

October 6, 2017
I wear two hats. I’m a parent and I’m an advocate for high quality early childhood education that prepares children for success in school and, ultimately, life. As a parent, I’ve experienced the anguish that all parents feel when trying to choose the first education experience for their young child...
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Raising Bilingual Children: The Facts and Myths

October 5, 2017
Science has discovered some amazing things about the brain. It's about 2% of your body weight, comprised of 73% water, and doesn't reach full maturity till the 25th year. It’s also extremely flexible, meaning a person can switch between two different concepts, like language, and can think in...
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Keep Kids Safe and Learning After School

October 3, 2017
With school back in session, kids and parents across the nation are settling back into their school-year schedules. For many, that means adjusting to school closing times that leave students unsupervised for hours each afternoon, until their parents return home from their jobs. Afterschool programs offer a solution to that problem – and much more. One of the Afterschool Alliance's new tools, Finding the Right Afterschool Program for Your Family, walks parents through questions they’ll want to ask and information they’ll want to evaluate before choosing a program.
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Un vínculo especial

September 29, 2017
No recuerdo cuándo decidí que mi hija sea bilingüe. Solo sé que desde su nacimiento me pareció natural hablarle en mi primera lengua y hacer del nuestro un hogar bilingüe. El reto no ha sido fácil, pues todo su mundo, menos yo, está en inglés. Mi esposo sabe algunas palabras en español pero le...
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A special bond

September 29, 2017
I do not remember when I made the decision to raise my daughter bilingual. I only know that it was natural to talk to her in my first language since she was born and to make our household a bilingual one. My husband, who only knows a handful of words and phrases in Spanish, speaks to her in mostly...
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CommuniKids new free Pre-k Spanish Immersion Program in D.C.

September 22, 2017
Congratulations to our friends at CommuniKids for the opening of their new free Spanish immersion Pre-k seats the District of Columbia! For more information on this new program, see the full press release below or visit CommuniKids main free pre-k website with information on details on how to apply...
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