PEW Research Center has released national findings on current trends of U.S. mothers by comparing women who gave birth in 1990 vs. woman who gave birth in 2008. Results of this report show a shift in age of mothers of newborns are older now than their cou..
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Here are a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities which may help develop fine motor and sensory skills: Encourage your..
Many people know about the four styles of learning. But, in 1983, Howard Gardner, Ph.D., professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, introduced a new way of understanding children and how they process and retain infor..
You and your baby have within you the building blocks for developing a healthy, secure attachment. That doesn’t mean you will know how do to everything instinctively. That’s especially true if you had some challenges in your early attachment relations..
There may be times during your child’s early years that you may have questions or concerns about his or her behavior. If you notice any of the following, you may want to discuss your concerns with a pediatrician, your child’s teachers, or an early chi..
Prenatal screening tests give parents information about their risk of having a child with Down syndrome. Expanded alpha-fetoprotein (E-AFP) is a simple blood test done between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy. It screens for several chromosomal abnorma..
How do children start to understand who they are, what they are feeling, what they expect to receive from others? These concepts are at the heart of their social-emotional wellness. They contribute to a child’s self-confidence and empathy, her ability t..
Environment is a key factor in determining an appropriate classroom setting for your child. But the teaching staff is one of the most important criteria in determining the “right” environment. This checklist serves as your guide when visiting a classr..
Signing the IEP form denotes your agreement with the plan and will allow services to begin. Here’s what to do if you don’t agree with the plan. If you disagree with the IEP, then you need to verbally reject it. Doing this provides the school personnel..
“Inclusion, as a value, supports the right of all children, regardless of abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities.” This is the view of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC). How can we make this possible for c..