Early Learning

Free Developmental Screenings for Children

The ELRC Region 5 is hosting four Ages & Stages Questionnaires® developmental screening events for free during the month of September. Learn More Families with children ages two months to…

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Educating Ourselves to Educate Our Children on the Importance of Juneteenth

A Message on Juneteenth from Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel  The symbolism of the federal Juneteenth holiday is strong. It calls out the profound contribution of enslaved Black Americans and their…

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How Uplifting the Voices of Kinship Help to Move from Awareness to Advocacy and Acceptance for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately one in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to…

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Ways to Celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month

America notoriously celebrates St. Patrick’s Day even bigger than any other country! Here are some options to celebrate Irish-American heritage month with your family. 1. Relax and Watch a Movie…

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Indigenous Peoples Day: Children’s Books Written by Indigenous Authors

Indigenous peoples have unique relationships with the land on which they have lived for generations. National Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrated on October 11, is a holiday that commemorates the original…

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The Education Law Center’s 2021 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated its annual Back-to-School Guide with publications on various education topics to help families, students, and child-serving professionals. Please see the ELC website for a full-featured version of…

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8 Awesome Ways to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, the U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month-long celebration is a great time to teach kids about the histories and traditions behind these…

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Fred Rogers Productions & Sesame Street Team Up for “Alma’s Way”

Alma’s Way, premiering October 4, 2021, is a show for children ages 4-6 featuring a curious 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx. This show was created by Sonia Manzano,…

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Important Webinars from Gwen’s Girls

Information pulled from Gwen’s Girls: Parenthetically Speaking: Virtual Parent Meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Parents are the first and most important teachers! Too often, schools make it difficult…

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How Doulas Are Improving Black Maternal Health

Doula: /do͞olə/- is defined as a woman, typically without formal obstetric training, who is employed to provide guidance and support to a pregnant woman during labor. As a nation, we…

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