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3 Simple Tips for Families to Support Children’s Language and Literacy Development at Home

By Lisa Ann Dickinson, The Goddard School in Owings Mills
Help your children to understand that words have meanings ...
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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Book for Your Preschooler

By Tonya Satchell, IDEALS Institute
Around 3 years old, children begin to crave more sophisticated ...
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Develop Maryland's Child Care COVID-19 Plan using The Build-A-Plan Tool.

Stay Open Safely with Confidence! Build-A-Plan: Maryland’s Child Care COVID-19 Plan

By Kelly Etter, The Policy Equity Group, and Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Develop Maryland's Child Care COVID-19 Plan using The Build-A-Plan Tool ...
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Read the "Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink" article here.

Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink

By Diane Teigiser, Administrator, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
DYK: what your child drinks is just as important as ...
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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
February is National Children's Dental Health Month! ...
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Four Tips for Managing the Virtual School Year

By Myisha Saunders, Nanny Share Agency
Setting up a child-friendly workstation can go a long way! ...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have a Dream" speech and waving to the crowd.

The Top Five Websites for Young Children to Participate in MLK Day

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Students learn about discrimination, segregation, and other critical issues that ...
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COVID-19: Lucy’s Books Series Helps Families and Educators Talk About Feelings with Children

COVID-19: Lucy’s Books Series Helps Families and Educators Talk About Feelings with Children

By Isabelle Rowe, Therapeutic Preschool
COVID-19: Children need to talk about their feelings ...
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a father and daughter sit under an indoor tent, reading a book and smiling

Family Literacy Bags as Family Engagement

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
Engage families in your program through family literacy bags ...
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