Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Does Play Support Children’s Development?

Author: Melis Emre Welcome to the second post in All Our Word’s series on the role of play-based learning in family child care! Today we will be discussing some specific ways that play (particularly dramatic, social play) can contribute to … Continue reading

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“Kids Count 2015” Event Highlights Need for Two-Generational Change in Connecticut

Summer is a good time to take stock of how each state’s children are doing: The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the National Kids Count Data Book in late July, and Zero to Three recently published State Baby Factsheets for all 50 states. In … Continue reading

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Play-Based Learning in Family Child Care, Part One: What is Play?

Play as Learning Author: Melis Emre  Last month, the New York Times ran an OpEd entitled “Let the Kids Learn through Play,” in which science writer David Kohn critiques the rise of lecture-based curricula in early childhood classrooms. Kohn, drawing on … Continue reading

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