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What is the “program,” anyway?

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The recent EC3 parent survey was rife with questions about the program: Do teachers share information about things happening in the PROGRAM? Do staff members help you get to know other families in the PROGRAM? Are you invited to participate … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training

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Heather Vaughan-Southard, fellow EC3 parent and the dance instructor at Pleasant View Magnet School, has recently written an article for GreenSpotBlue.com (a parenting Web site), that might be of interest to all EC3 parents of kids who like to move. … Continue reading

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Report from Washington

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Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and participate in the 2012 Public Policy Forum sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC ). There were people at this forumĀ from all over … Continue reading

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Free Vision Screening for Infants

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Byrum’s office by calling (517) 373-0587. Something that parents should consider adding to the schedule (in addition to … Continue reading

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Child-directed, imaginative play

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

The winter edition of CONNECTions for a Great Start (the publication of Great Start, Michigan’s statewide initiative to foster success for young children) is all about creativity and imagination, which is essential to good development–intellectually, socially, and emotionally. EC3’s Patti … Continue reading

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Sniffle, sniffle, cough, cough…

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“How do you keep Helen so healthy? She’s never sick!” The mother of three young children was lamenting having to take one of them home with a fever–again–after it made the rounds in her household for the third time this … Continue reading

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