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Using Playdough to Teach Your Preschooler Important Skills

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/16/16 9:39 AM / by Beth Lobdell posted in Child care

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The Impact of Early Education

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/6/16 11:37 AM / by Beth Lobdell posted in Donations

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It is an unfortunate truth in our society that some children live in poverty, even some right here in Southwest Florida. And while the effects of growing up in a household that lives below the poverty line can be devastating, these children are not destined for a less of fortunate future. There are actually ways to counteract their poverty, one of which is early education. Some researchers and policymakers have argued that high quality education and care programs that begin early in life have the potential to close gaps in school achievement that often exist between poor and minority children and their middle-class, mostly caucasian, counterparts. Below are some of the recent findings regarding the impact of early education:
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What a Gift of Education Can Do for a Southwest Florida Child and Family

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/15 2:58 PM / by Beth Lobdell posted in Donations

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Scientific studies have shown that nearly all of the neurons in the brain are developed by age five. This is the primary reason why early learning has such a big impact on a child's future; by the time a five-year-old attends Kindergarten, their brain is nearly fully-developed. Unfortunately for many families, a quality early education is simply out of their financial reach. That’s why Child Care of Southwest Florida has a scholarship program in place for you to be able to help these children get the outstanding education they would otherwise miss out on.

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Grammy Tammy’s tips for keeping your child learning all summer long

It’s summer time and the living is easy! But that’s why most children tend to fall behind in their schooling for the upcoming year. This “summer slide” refers to the way children can forget what they have learned during the previous school year over their summer break. We’re not just talking about the little things like knowing their state’s capital or how to write their name, but more important skills such as math and reading. For preschoolers, especially, these are the skills they need to keep building for the following school year.


 

 

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