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The First Five Years

Wednesdays at 4:32 pm
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"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.

Too Spooky?

Nov 2, 2016

Halloween can be a little too scary for some little ones. We've got tips to keep the fun and avoid the fear.  

We've heard a lot about "locker room talk" lately. What you say now, matters in raising boys to become responsible men.

How important is diversity in an early childhood education setting? Very.

Early to bed and early to rise makes us healthy, wealthy, and wise. But do you know why? Find out!

Attention Babies!

Sep 28, 2016

This message is just for babies and toddlers. Parent's you'll thank us later.  


The Future of STEM

Sep 21, 2016

The University of Washington has found a way to get young learners more interested and competent in STEM subjects—learn in groups.  Listen now. 

Play to Learn

Sep 14, 2016

Play is how we learn to learn. Beginning at birth children need lots of play time. Here’s why.

On The Playground

Sep 7, 2016

  If children learn through play, then a playground is their laboratory. Make sure the playground at your childcare meets your little learner’s needs.  Listen now.

Why do some subjects seem harder or easier than others? The Theory of Multiple Intelligences offers explanation of why we all learn differently. Listen now.

Mommy Brain

Aug 24, 2016

As a mom do you ever feel like a superhero? Well it's possible that pregnancy and child birth may be giving you Super Mommy Brain!


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