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The Dirt on Dirt!

Posted on by marney

“Don’t track mud in the house!” “Wash your hands before dinner!” “You can’t play with that, you don’t know where it’s been!” Parents wear those phrases out like old blue jeans put through the spin cycle too many times. Many … Continue reading

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Why Kids Whine

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Research on whining confirms that it really is the most annoying sound to the human ear – more so than the sound of a screeching table saw or a Vuvuzela football/soccer horn resembling the sound of an elephant. (1) You … Continue reading

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How to Spot the Signs of Hearing Loss Early

Posted on by marney

Why does the TV volume need to be so loud? Why don’t you follow the direction the first time I said it? Why is my child’s vocabulary not developing as fast as their siblings did? These are all valid questions … Continue reading

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How to Read With a Squiggly Baby (or Toddler!)

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Parents know they should read with their child every day. But reading together requires that your baby or toddler will actually sit still long enough for a book! If you’ve got a squiggler in your house, see if these tips … Continue reading

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EC3 Teachers and Staff Favorite Book Picks!

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EC3 teachers and staff love to read! In celebration of March is Reading Month, we compiled a list of some of our favorite children’s AND adults books. Please feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! Great … Continue reading

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Fire Safety at Home

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EC3 staff members are trained on emergency procedures when they are hired, and several update trainings are conducted for all staff each year. Last week classrooms took a “field trip” to our on-site evacuation area when we conducted a fire … Continue reading

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Community-Building Saturday at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

Here’s a list of OUTDOOR tasks for this Saturday’s (May 17th) volunteer efforts at EC3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dig a new trench from the parking lot space-that-always-floods to the playground fence. (Please bring shovels.) Rake and bag leaves … Continue reading

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The Gift of Experience

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Our Henry is not hurting for toys. In fact, I am regularly trying to finds ways of minimizing his collection. While we love the Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs, Legos, endless art supplies and dress up clothes, they all take up … Continue reading

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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Posted on by Stephanie Winslow

When it comes to fundraising, I’ve never been a fan of picking up the phone and making the “Ask.” I always have good intentions but never seem to find the time or energy. And–who am I kidding–it can be SUPER … Continue reading

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Making the “Ask”

Posted on by Matt Resch

When Lis Weston asked me whether I’d asked my parents to donate to EC3’s Raising the Roof fund, I had to laugh. It’s been a while, thankfully, since the last time I asked my parents for money; about 13 years … Continue reading

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