Special Announcement: A New “Birth-Age Five” Program Funding Opportunity

 Grants for Preschool Development Under New Birth Through Age Five Program On Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education announced a funding opportunity, the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program. This announcement solicits applications from 50 states and 6 territories. States and territories can apply for as […]

How CASES Help Build Competencies for Engaging Families

Family engagement benefits children and youth in multiple ways. However, educators often find engaging families the most difficult part of their work, and are rarely trained or prepared to do so. The case method is a valuable teaching technique to prepare educators to effectively engage with families. The case method helps educators build competencies that […]

Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, […]

On Eliminating The ‘Word Gap’

  It is a known fact that children from disadvantaged families and homes have access to larger, stronger and more complex vocabularies upon entry into kindergarten. As opposed to more economically secure families and backgrounds, lower income infants hear much fewer words per day by the age of three. This is called, “the word gap”. […]