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Transitioning to Kindergarten: ECE’s Vital Role

High-quality Early Childhood Education should equip children with the skills for lifelong success, including navigating significant life transitions, such as the start of kindergarten. By employing an approach that addresses...

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Evolving to Meet Educators Needs: Valuing Teachers

By Jessica Knaub, Center Director at Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning, MiddletownLast week was Teacher Appreciation Week, a week of celebration that comes around once a year. While the...

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Rooted In Community, Connected in Purpose

This week, hundreds of early childhood educators and family advocates gathered at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center for a two-day ECE Leaders Summit. This year’s theme, “Rooted in Community, Connected...

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Strengthening the Home-to-School Play Connection

Educators, child development specialists, and pediatricians are united in their understanding of the importance of play-based learning. Play is essential to help children explore the world around them, understand how...

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Identifying Need, Building Strategy to Support Families

By Lindsay Knepp, Family Partnership Manager at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Every year, early childhood professionals get together to hear new ideas, share learnings, and make connections at...

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Why Looping? How Continuity of Care Boosts Child Outcomes

At the heart of children’s learning experience, particularly in their early years, lies a series of relationships with family, caregivers, teachers, and community members. High-quality relationship-based care is central to...

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Setting and Achieving Goals: Your ECE Career Journey

“A new year, a new me.” Here we are, one month into 2024, and optimistic that this year will be better than the last. New Year’s resolutions or goals can...

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Family-Style Dining: More Than Just a Meal

How did you eat growing up? Were you a part of a family that insisted everyone sit at the table and discuss your days without distraction, i.e., televisions, radios, phones?...

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