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‘Risky’ Playgrounds Are Making a Comeback

Friday, September 20, 2019

From Pocket: “Is the current playground model fostering creativity, independence, and problem-solving? What does risk really mean—and when is it OK? What can alternatives to current play spaces look like?” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Study Shows Link Between Early Education And Future Career Success

Friday, September 20, 2019

From Forbes: “Our childhood experiences directly influence who we become as an adult. From our early relationships, to the food we eat and daily chores – every piece from our early life affects our future path and careers we choose. ” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Weekly Conversation: Aakash Patel of the Hillsborough County Early Learning Coalition

Thursday, September 19, 2019

From Tampa Bay Times: “So, we have these (Child Care Executive Partnership) grants, they put in $50,000 into a pot. We’ve matched it. With that money, we want to take the children they’ve selected off the waiting list and got them into an education system, into VPK.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Culture Helps Shape When Babies Learn to Walk

Thursday, September 19, 2019

From ScienceNews: “When a baby begins to sit, crawl or walk, she gains a new view on the world, which alters her perception. It also influences how babies and caregivers communicate.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Head Lice: Separating Facts From Fiction as Kids Get Ready to Head Back To School

Thursday, September 19, 2019

From USA Today: “Half of lice cases are overidentified and children could be exposed to unnecessary treatment, Combe said. For low-income parents, she said missing a day of work to care for a child could result in a loss of wages or even firing.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.