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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 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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The Gift of Experience

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Updated 12/2016 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 … Continue reading

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Halloween Tips & Tricks

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Halloween can be scary for small children especially with costumes of monsters, witches & devils roaming the streets at night. Here are a few imaginative ways to enjoy Halloween without the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating.  You will also find tips and tricks for keeping … Continue reading

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Community Service: Get Involved as a Family!

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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EC3 relies on our wonderful parent volunteers for many functions – to aid in the governance of the center by serving on the Board of Directors, by pitching in with routine yard maintenance (saving EC3 the … Continue reading

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The Creative Child – Why Art in the Classroom is Important

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Art and creative thinking play a large part in EC3’s curriculum. Children develop life skills through art activities. It may seem like all fun and games … and it is! But your child is learning a great deal through exploring … Continue reading

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Diversity Series—Part 1: Cultural Diversity

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Earlier this month, Program Director Patti Casey led all EC3 staff through a Cultural Competency and Inclusion Training. In three parts over the next week, we will share what we learned with you for your own family conversations and teaching … Continue reading

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The Race Car Problem

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

I’ve been reading a book of essays by teacher and poet Taylor Mali, called What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. He’s got a lot to say about education and the people involved in it–which … Continue reading

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So, how was your weekend?

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We’ve all asked and answered that question dozens, if not hundreds, of times. Sometimes a perfunctory pleasantry, sometimes genuine curiosity. You’ve probably heard it out of your child’s teachers here at EC3, too. And on a harried Monday morning, a … Continue reading

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Another Plug for Fitness in Early Childhood

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

EC3 has recently updated its policies to include the prevention of childhood obesity (see the updated parent handbook, page 17). According to this recent article published on M-Live, childhood obesity has national security implications. 3 out of 4 Michigan kids … Continue reading

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