The Benefits of Music for Children

Incorporating music into your child’s everyday life is a great way to encourage creativity and has long-term benefits extending beyond home and in the classroom.  Parents and educators do not need to be experts in this musical foundation to be successful in providing children with positive musical experiences.  Rebecca Freeman, author of the article, Elements

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Ashburn Open House 7/14/2016

Please join us on Thursday, July 14th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM for a fun family night with refreshments, a petting zoo from Leesburg Animal Park, a moon bounce & more. This is a free community event – please invite a friend!

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Naperville South Open House 7/29/16

Please join us on Friday, July 29th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM for a fun family night with refreshments, a petting zoo from Country Yard Critters, a moon bounce & more!  This is a free community event – please invite a friend!

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Manassas Open House on 7/21/16

Please join us on Thursday, July 21st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a fun family night with refreshments, a petting zoo, a moon bounce & more!  This is a free community event – please invite a friend!

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Cincinnati Open House on 7/14/2016

Please join us on Thursday, July 14th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM for a fun family night featuring a petting zoo and pony rides from Honey Hill Farm.  This is a free community event – please invite a friend!

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Powell Open House on 7/15/2016

Please join our Open House on Friday, July 15th from 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM for a creepy crawly good time with Dr. Insecta.  This is a free community event – invite a friend!  We hope to see you then!

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Mud Pie Anyone?

A Play Framework What if only two rules in life exist? The first is to have a good time and the second is to make sure others have a good time. This may not be a productive way of thinking in all aspects of life, right?  When it comes to children’s play, however, it opens

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Infant Communication

No one can deny the emotions babies cause us to feel. Whether it is passing a baby in a stroller and ensuring you get that one little glimpse, or gazing into your own baby’s eyes as you feed him, change him, and simply watch him in wonder. Despite these astonishing emotions that are inherently inside

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Why Are Routines Important For Infants?

Creating Social and Emotional Development Children of any age can thrive in a structured, predictable environment because consistent routines encourage development and learning. Of course, predictability and stability not only help children develop trust for others and their environment, but they help to foster a sense of security. Although children typically gain these sentiments naturally

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How is the Classroom Environment the Third Teacher?

The Classroom Environment The Reggio Emilia classroom environment is unique among early childhood education approaches, and it plays one of the most important roles in the Reggio Approach. In the Reggio environment,  determining the way that children interact with the classroom is a crucial step to take in order to best implement a Reggio-inspired approach

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