05 Apr2018April 6, 2018
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Developing Social Skills at FKS

We believe children gain confidence when they have opportunities to try new things and experience success and failure in a supportive, inclusive environment. They learn independence when they have opportunities to practice self-help skills every day. And they develop empathy when they observe caring adults interacting with others and encouraging children to consider different perspectives....

05 Apr2018April 5, 2018
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The month of the Young Child has changed to the WEEK of the Young Child!

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year’s event is April 16–20, 2018!  We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! Start planning your celebration today with event ideas and...

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Please. No, thank you. You’re welcome! Respect and courtesy involve much more than using any “magic” phrase. The way we say something can say much more about our intentions than the actual words. Tone of voice and inflection often reveal a speaker’s true feelings. “Please!” can become a demand. “Sorry!” can sound anything but apologetic. Insisting on polite words won’t teach children respect for...

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Curious About Your Child’s Developmental Milestones?

Your baby learns to talk during his first two years of life. Long before he utters his first word, he’s learning the rules of language and how adults use it to communicate. He’ll begin by using his tongue, lips, palate, and any emerging teeth to make sounds (cries at first, then “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in...

29 Nov2015January 25, 2017
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First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself,...

25 Nov2015January 25, 2017
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Reading Tips for Parents

Reading Tips for Parents

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22 Nov2015January 25, 2017
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Ready for Kindergarten?

Ready for Kindergarten?

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17 Nov2015January 25, 2017
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Mom. Kids. Body Art.

Mom. Kids. Body Art.

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