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Three preschoolers build a block tower together.

Celebrating Your Child’s First Teacher: You!

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Parents and families are their child’s first teachers ...
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Celebrate Early Learning During the Week of the Young Child™

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute and Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
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Five Tips for Making the Most of Music at Home

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
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
two adults sit at table with a young boy in a wheelchair

Developing Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities: Seven Principles for Success

By Andrea Parrish, Ed. D., IDEALS Institute
“Partnerships are not hard work, but heart work. They are ...
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Girl with pigtails wearing a white dress holding a cup of water.

Give Your Child a Healthy Mouth with Fluoride

By Diane Teigiser, Administrator, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
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Promoting a Growth Mindset: Through the Lens of Children’s Literature

By Thelma Hayes, MS Ed, Hayes Educational Resources Enterprises, LLC
How can educators become “influencers” when it comes to building ...
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