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These articles about child development will help you understand the many ways kids grow and learn, and how you can support, encourage, and have fun with them along the way!

Responsive Interactions

Responsive Interactions

When you give kids what they need in the moment – like a smile, a hug, or some help – you are responding to their actions and words in a positive and respectful way. Noticing, connecting, and responding to their needs is what makes up responsive interaction.You…

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Raising Humane Humans

Raising Humane Humans

Learning to recognize the emotions they are feeling will help your kids understand how to handle them – within themselves and with empathy for others.You can download this printable HERE.

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Helping Big Kids Adjust to a New Baby

Helping Big Kids Adjust to a New Baby

Bringing a baby home is a huge transition for an older sibling. Before your baby is born, read books together about new babies, siblings, big brothers and big sisters and talk to your kids about some of the things they can expect. When baby arrives, try these tactics…

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Transitioning Home With A New Baby

Transitioning Home With A New Baby

Don’t be surprised if you have mixed emotions about bringing your baby home. It’s OK to be nervous, and normal to feel uncertain or overwhelmed – maybe you’re even a little terrified! Trust that these feelings won’t last forever, and consider these tips to ease…

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Building Authentic Relationships

Building Authentic Relationships

Children learn about relationships from the adults who care for them. Being genuine in what you say and do creates honest, authentic relationships built on trust. This is true of your relationships with adults and kids!You can download this printable HERE.

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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Starting kindergarten can feel like a big transition for both kids and parents. First, talk with your kids about school, and reminding them they are going to start kindergarten soon whenever new school-related activities come up. Here are some additional things…

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Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing Tips

Grant writing tips for early childhood professionals from our partners at WY Kids First!You can download this resource HERE.

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Early Transitions: Learning to Walk

Early Transitions: Learning to Walk

It starts with rolling, and then crawling, and before you know it your baby is walking … and running! You can support your baby through mobility transitions by encouraging and participating. You can download this printable HERE.

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Early Transitions: Learning to Crawl

Early Transitions: Learning to Crawl

It all starts with rolling. Whether your baby rolls from tummy to back or back to tummy, or does a half-roll to the side, this means your baby is officially mobile! You can support your baby through mobility transitions by encouraging and participating!You can…

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Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Self-Care to Keep You Going Strong

Caring for children is a great joy—and a great responsibility. The better you take care of your whole self, the better you’ll feel. Modeling good self-care helps kids learn healthy habits, too. How can you fill your wheel and keep it turning? Download the printable…

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8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

In recent years, researchers have learned a lot more about how early experiences shape children. Here are 8 great things to know and remember when it comes to early child development. 1. Stress can harm children’s brains and bodies. When they are in utero and…

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Parent Wellbeing Checklist

Parent Wellbeing Checklist

Parenting is demanding; it takes a lot of energy. But looking out for your wellbeing – physically, mentally, and emotionally – will help both you and your family thrive. Your “wellbeing” is the overall satisfaction you feel about yourself and your life – and it can…

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