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Children entering their first years of regular schooling have to be prepared to interact with other children, control themselves, and cooperate with their peers. Skills like these cannot be learned until children take their first steps into kindergarten. Programs provide children with opportunities to play and learn with other kids outside of a school environment.

While it's easy to assume that every child is ready for kindergarten when they...

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Related:

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the Statesman Journal's question & answer session with local nonprofit leaders. The Statesman recognizes that the work done by nonprofits ripples through the community to provide long-lasting change, and more importantly - hope. While some might get discouraged by the complexity of the issues we face as a community, I know we can make a real difference individually and collectively.

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 Related:

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction.

The levels of preparedness with which a child...

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 Related:

implemented to help parents with this, teaching them efficient ways to incorporate and encourage basic learning skills into daily routines, games, and quality time together.

United Way operates successful programs like Born Learning to encourage parents and educators to participate fully and in positive ways during a child's earliest learning stages. By raising awareness, providing educational material, and engaging in direct action with...

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Related: