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This week’s early childhood headlines: October 11, 2019

Categories: Blog

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.

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Eating Fish in Early Childhood – Even Just Once a Week – Reduces Risk of Disease

From SciTechDaily: “One conclusion from the study is that we should increase children’s fish intake in the first year of life to have a preventive effect against eczema and asthma.”

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2-Year-Olds Aren’t Terrible—They’re Just Learning How To Be Human

From Motherly: “By getting in their way, we can inadvertently sabotage our children’s development as in, we take away their ability to understand themselves, to explore the world in a way that makes sense to them and encourages their curiosity.”


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Six Things To Know About the U.S. Census and Florida

From Florida Trend: “By analyzing birth records, death certificates and immigration data, the Census Bureau estimates it missed about 1 million children under age 5 nationwide — including about 90,000 kids in Florida — in the 2010 Census.”

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Another View: Florida’s Pre-K Program Should Improve

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal: “As state lawmakers pay greater attention to early learning, counties should take the lead in ensuring children are prepared for kindergarten and beyond.”


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Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician

From The New York Times: “A new report advises pediatricians to give academic failure the same attention as any other complex problem affecting a child.”

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Kiwanis Honors David Lawrence Jr.

From The Miami Herald: “David Lawrence pushed hard by getting a constitutional amendment to address pre-school education in Florida. He is one of the great advocates for children, especially during their early formative years.”