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What is Your Child Care Story?

I was fortunate to attend an early childhood conference in Baltimore a few weeks ago and in a session for newcomers to the conference where they usually talk about the history of child care, they instead asked, “What is your child care story?” This conversation ended...

Nurturing the art of language

A child’s ability to read proficiently by third grade is the biggest indicator of academic success. Children who are not reading proficiently by this age are four times more likely to drop out of school, according to “Double Jeopardy” by the Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Strong families boost community

The Children & Family Resource Center is all about families. Not only the families we have the privilege of serving, but our own family of staff members, volunteers, board members and donors. Sadly, this year we’ve lost several special members of the Children...

Knowledge, wisdom aren’t the same

I learned something recently that surprised me. In Europe, children as young as 5 years old are learning how to program computers when they start school. I live and breathe early childhood at work, and somehow this was news to me. These efforts are aimed at giving...