The First Five Years

Wednesdays at 4:32 pm
Hosted by: Linnea Anderson

"The First Five Years" is a weekly program presented by Maryland Family Network.  The series is focused on the extraordinary developmental period from birth to age five. "The First Five Years" highlights the challenges and opportunities related to nurturing young children and helping them build a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

“The First Five Years” is made possible with major support from the M& T Charitable Foundation. 

You can listen to an archive of past episodes of "The First Five Years" here.

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First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed June 24, 2015

First Five Years: Five Principles

The Director of Columbia University’s Center for Toddler Development recently shared her Five Principles for Parenting with The Washington Post. Visit  Maryland Family Network for more information.


The First Five Years
11:07 am
Wed June 17, 2015

First Five Years: Child Care Fire Safety

  Many families have a plan in case of a fire at home. But is your child care provider as ready as you are? Learn the right questions to ask to make sure.


The First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed June 10, 2015

The First Five Years: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

We’ve all heard this chant. But when does lying begin? And how do we teach children to not tell fibs?  Visit Maryland Family Network for more resources.


The First Five Years
1:16 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

First Five Years: Choosing Chores

Lots of parents want to instill in their children the values of hard work and teamwork.  At home, the opportunity to practice this often involves chores that children- even little kids- can help with.  But choosing the right chores, and the right messages, matters.


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The First Five Years
2:47 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The First Five Years: Happy Anniversary Head Start!

Head Start just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Over 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start and Early Head Star to become business and community leaders, teachers, Members of Congress, athletes, Grammy-winning musicians, poets, and parents.


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