Month: August 2014

  By Emily Dagg, Manager of Youth Services Everett Public Library   If our STEM playtimes for children under 3 continue to be this successful, we are going to break fire code.   Our Monday morning STEM playtimes were extremely well attended this summer. The largest group contained 42 children and 31 adults.   Learn[…..]

  Washington state will compete for funding in the federal government’s new preschool grant contest that would help develop its Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), and it’s positioned to make a competitive run.   In its application, Washington can highlight its strong record of investment in ECEAP, including that it’s in the middle[…..]

  By Stacie Marez Early Learning Specialist Central Early Learning Regional Coalition   Note: I recently interviewed Carole Folsom-Hill, executive director of La Casa Hogar in Yakima. Carole has led La Casa Hogar since 1999. The organization’s mission is to build an inclusive community by creating opportunities and opening doors of hope and justice; its[…..]

  It is peak season for summer vacations, and there is a lot of early education reading you can tuck into your bag with your novels, glossy magazines and tablets. Play   Summer is a season of play, though it has an important role in the classroom, and National Public Radio explores its power and[…..]

  Home visiting programs are based on relationships and connections between parents and professionals who help new families get a healthy start. Where does technology fit into these relationships?   Given the potential and seemingly incessant growth of technology, home visitors around the country are now using it, everything from hand-held video cameras that help[…..]