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Boosting young children’s math skills is easy once you focus your mathematical lens

Math is getting a focus in preschool like never before, with groups like the NCTM calling on teachers to integrate math focal points into their instruction. But many teachers haven't gotten guidance in how to introduce math concepts the way they have with reading. The good news–it doesn't have to be hard!Try these simple exercises to get in the habit of seeing your classroom through a "mathematical lens" and watch children's math interest flower. Read More

How to build a rich early literacy environment in home-based settings

Before they start school, many young children spend a lot of time in home-based care settings. How can you be sure their environment is conducive to the development of skills that will help them be ready for school? With the CHELLO tool, you can rate the physical arrangements, materials, interactions, and activities that have been shown to lead to the development of critical language and early literacy skills in home-based care settings. Then, use the results to guide caregivers in making adjustments that will contribute to richer early literacy learning environments. Read More