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Social & Emotional Development

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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What Mother Earth has to tell us....and how to hear it.

August 31, 2017
The natural world is communicating with us all the time, if we would just listen with the softest part of our ear and an open heart. Here’s a meditation to feel that deep and constant connection.
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How To Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville

August 19, 2017
Last weekend as a state of emergency was being declared in Charlottesville, I decided to call an emergency family meeting in my home. The kids rolled their eyes and put up a fuss in normal kid fashion but as parents, my husband and I are not ones to shy away from tough issues or current events. As...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

August 18, 2017
There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference...
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Please Take Sides: This Is No Time for Silence or Inaction!

August 18, 2017
“I remember: it happened yesterday, or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the Kingdom of Night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish. It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the...
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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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My life as a mestiza

August 11, 2017
I am called Anita Louise Theresa Medina Sanchez. My name means ‘graceful warrior’. Sometimes I am full of grace and at other times I have a lot to be forgiven. I was born a mestiza —a mix of Mexican-Spanish blood and indigenous Aztec blood and I quickly learnt that the color of my skin could be a...
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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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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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