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CDO is currently looking for a four-day assistant in the 3’s class. If you are interested, please contact the director at cdo@tumc.church.

From the moment you’re expecting your first child, you are bombarded with messages about the importance of reading. For good reason: The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy. Start Them Early. FIRST, REACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH READING If you’ve…

“If we let our youngest kids get too attached to those mesmerizing devices, they may have a hard time growing attached to each other later,” observed Sherry Turkle in her article, “Once Upon a Screen,” in The Science of You: The Factors That Shape Your Personality (New York: Time Books, 2013). She explained… “We are embarking on…

Redshirting, in its most straight-forward definition, is the act of holding a student back a year to give them a competitive edge. A practice, once only used in college sports to give players an extra year of eligibility and growth, has now become a common discussion when it comes to kindergarten. Kindergarten redshirting is a…

Let Them Eat Dirt By B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our society’s penchant for hyper-cleanliness is actually making our children less healthy and more prone to allergies….

 

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