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Study: How Often You Hold Your Baby Actually Affects their DNA

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

From Tampa Bay Times: “A new study shows that the amount a baby is touched can leave lasting, measurable effects — not just on behavior or growth, but all the way down to the molecular level of the DNA.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Florida May Have a Plan to Help More Children Get Health Insurance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

From Tampa Bay Times: “The state Agency for Health Care Administration wants $16.3 million to help insure an additional 22,000 children in the Florida Healthy Kids program and lower the costs for some children already in the program.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Child Care Providers Unsure About State Funding

Monday, December 17, 2018

From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “A new software system the Office of Early Learning installed in July remains not fully operational, leaving childcare centers across the state wondering if they are receiving the right payments for their services.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Would You Send Your Kids to School in the Woods?

Monday, December 17, 2018

From USA Today: “This Kentucky classroom has no computers, toys or walls. Instead, students are surrounded by an abundance of oak and maple trees and a bubbling creek. In the spring, butterflies and honey bees are their constant companions.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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This week’s early childhood headlines: December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

In the spirit of educating and advocating for our children, The Children’s Movement of Florida presents Worth Reading Weekly. Delivered every Friday, this newsletter gathers the top Florida headlines about early childhood education, parenting, and healthcare so it’s easy for you to stay informed. Hurricane Michael Relief Fund After a disaster, returning to a normal… Continue Reading This week’s early childhood headlines: December 14, 2018