Are temper tantrums inevitable? Not necessarily. Toddlers with more developed language skills are better able to manage frustration and less likely to express anger by the time they’re in preschool. Researchers at Penn State University found a connection between children’s early language skills and their ability to manage anger and frustration.
When the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission instituted new safety standards for cribs in child care, many of Alaska’s centers faced the cost of purchasing new, safer cribs. To the rescue came thread, with both free cribs and training in safe sleeping practices.
As of mid-May, the spring of 2013 has been a big disappointment in terms of weather. But hey, it’s still warmer than it was and we have all that daylight! So bundle up the kids as needed and explore all the activities that spring and summer have to offer in Alaska.
It’s your son’s first day at a new child care facility. How do you convey information about him to his new caregivers? A toddler is placed in foster care. Is there an easy, comfortable way for the foster family to learn about the toddler and her background, and share information about her in the future? Read More
What happens in the Alaska Legislature matters – really matters – for early childhood. Best Beginnings and our early childhood partners have come together with a priority list for state funding and attention. Tell your legislators you’re with us: early childhood matters!
For the second year running, newborns at the Alaska Native Medical Center can be enrolled in Imagination Library before they and their moms even leave the hospital. That’s thanks to Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) renewing their contribution and making this possible. Read More
The best, most durable structures have a solid foundation, and Best Beginnings’ early childhood partnerships stand firmly on “four pillars.” What do seven partnerships in seven different communities have in common, and how is each of them making these pillars real?
Neuroscientist and best-selling author Dr. Lise Eliot will give a free public talk, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Wilda Marston Theatre, Z.J. Loussac Public Library, Anchorage. Dr. Eliot’s public talk will focus on themes from her latest book, Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do Read More
Imagination Library has taken root all over Alaska, from small remote villages to large urban cities. One hundred communities are now being served by 29 local Imagination libraries. The most recent additions are Galena and Valdez, where volunteers have completed the groundwork and are now enrolling children. Cooper Landing is expected to come on board Read More
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