The World Needs More Observers and Sharers: How Parents and Caregivers Make a Difference in Babies’ and Toddlers’ Lives

Writers and photographers who travel make observations and take what they see to others.  They are “noticers” and “see-ers,” as well as “share-ers,” extraordinaire!  By way of their written or spoken stories or their photos, these amazing observers share their experiences with those who have not had the same experiences or with those who have […]

Government Is Not The Solution For Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers make one million neural connections per second in the first 3 years of their lives.  They are laying down the foundations of their brain circuitry for learning, thinking and taking in their world that they will have for their entire lives.  Emory University and the state of Georgia’s “Talk With Me Baby” […]

Communicating and Interacting with Children 0-36 months in an Age-Specific Way

We’ve all heard the advice given to parents and caregivers to “talk, read and sing” to babies and toddlers to get them ready for school and life.  We hear experts remind us that it’s never too early to start talking, reading or singing to children and that the more we do these activities with children, […]

Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids

I received the below email yesterday from Patricia Cole at the Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Policy group.  Please consider helping get all babies and toddlers ready for school and life! “This week your Senators will vote on S. 1086, to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). […]

Senate Strong Bill Goes Even BIgger for Babies!: Proposes $4 Billion for EHS-CHild Care Partnerships

Another email from Patricia Cole in my inbox…she’s excited…I’m excited…we should all be excited for babies and toddlers!   From Ms. Cole:  Today, it just keeps getting better for babies! We are now free to announce that theSenate version of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013 dramatically increases funding for the Early Learning […]

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems

Oxford University, England Found a Link Between Some Forms of Childcare and Behavioral Problems Graeme Paton, Education Editor for the Telegraph, wrote on October 16, 2013 that “academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early education contributed to bad behavior and could be linked to emotional problems.”  As an opening sentence […]

Language Gap Study Shows Vocabulary Differences by the Age of 18 Months

Language Gap Study Shows Vocabulary Differences by the Age of 18 Months Motoko Rich wrote for the NY Times on October 21, 2013 about the differences in vocabulary development in young children from low- and high-income families and the effects this has on their later reading and academic performance.  In the article, Rich reminds us […]