Summer is often a time of celebration. School is out; children and families are enjoying the outdoors and making summertime memories. Yesterday, we got to celebrate the 4th of July; a special day where red, white, and blue paint the sky and we honor our country, which was built on the principles freedom and diversity. […]READ MORE
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The “summer slide”—it sounds like a fun dance you might do at a backyard barbecue, right? Sadly, the term refers to what experts call “summer learning loss,” where children backslide over the long school break in math and reading skills; over time this creates an achievement gap with classmates. We sat down with […]READ MORE
Because our feature story this month highlights ways to prevent the “summer slide”—where children lose some of the previous year’s learning during a prolonged school break—our book recommendations balance a well-earned celebration of the season’s pleasures with some subtle reinforcement of fundamental academic skills. Circle Rolls by Barbara Kanninen, art by Serge Bloch (Phaidon $16.95) […]READ MORE
William “Bill” Sperling is more than Child360’s acting CEO: He’s also a dad! Bill’s children are both in the all-important 0-5 age range, so we were delighted when he agreed to talk to us about Father’s Day, parenting, and how his experiences as both parent and ECE professional impact each other. Please tell us […]READ MORE
Child360 Announces Five Early Educators of the Year This year marks the 11th annual Child360 Early Educator of the Year Awards! The countywide teacher recognition acknowledges the quality, creativity and hard work of those who teach children ages 0-5 – the most critical window for children when the architecture of the brain is being developed. […]READ MORE