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March 28, 2020: Save the Date for the Annual Rejuvenate Conference | Nov 5, 2019

Please join us for the 2020 Rejuvenate Conference on Saturday, March 28 in Everett, WA. More details coming soon!

Early Learning Resiliency Workshop | Nov 28, 2018

The Snohomish County Early Learning Coalition is hosting a “Resiliency” workshop December 5, 2018. Learn how to interact with young children to foster problem-solving skills and more. The workshop is free to members and $10 to nonmembers. Register for the event at Eventbrite

DATE AND TIME

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Everett Public Schools – Community Resource Center

3900 Broadway

Everett, WA 98201

 

Teachers Can Promote Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children | Aug 1, 2018

When children enter preschool programs, strong partnerships between home and school can support positive family relationships and promote learning at home. One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adults in the home to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with kids. Meaningful learning opportunities can be easily incorporated into everyday routines.

The book Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning (Dombro, A.L., Jablon, J, Stenson C.) explores how adults can Be Present, Connect and Extend the Learning.  Early learning teachers are in a position to inspire primary caregivers—moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents —to use the approach to support interactions with young children at home.

Kristan Stewart-Henry and  Amber Friesen, “Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children, Teaching Young Children, August/September,” Teaching Young Children, Vol 11, No. 5 (August/September 2018). Retrieved from NAEYC website.

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Parent Education Critical Link in Early Childhood | Jul 18, 2018

A review of research on early childhood programs over five decades shows a decline in the impact of programs on school readiness. Parent–child relationships and the family environment are key children’s mental health and well-being, and school success. The lack of funding for family life education ¾ as part of early childhood education ¾  discounts the role of parenting practices in early development and school readiness.

Palm, Glen. and Cooke, B. 2018. Parent Education and Family Life Education: A Critical Link in Early Childhood Education  Policy. Retrieved from the National Council on Family Relations   

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