The First Five Years

First Five Years
5:40 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

First Five Years: Media Violence

Your involvement can be the difference between a child who grows up and tunes in to success...or tunes out. Learn more .

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The First Five Years
3:58 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

The First Five Years: Go Nuts!

Developmental psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner said children need "The enduring, irrational involvement of one or more adults in care of and in joint activity with that child. In short, somebody has to be crazy about that kid."


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The First Five Years
4:01 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

First Five Years: What is positive discipline?

Discipline means "to teach." By using positive discipline we help our children avoid negative behaviors.


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First Five Years
3:44 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

The First Five Years: The Changing Faces of Families

What we mean when we say "family" has changed dramatically over the years. But despite these changes, what matters most has stayed the same—love.


First Five Years
2:15 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

First Five Years: Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung so head outside with your little learner! Children are born ready to explore and the great outdoors is full of opportunities for them to engage all five senses in new and wonderful ways. Learn more at Maryland Family Network.


The First Five Years
5:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

First Five Years: Favoritism Hurts

When it comes to favoritism among children, perception matters most.


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The First Five Years
2:51 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

The First Five Years: The Growing Need for Inclusive Child Care

The demand for child care to accommodate children with special needs is substantial. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder each year. Thankfully, Maryland Family Network's LOCATE: Child Care is here to help.


The First Five Years
4:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

The First Five Years: The Healing Powers Of A Parents Voice

Children find a mother’s voice comforting.  And now researchers Harvard Medical School think it might have healing powers too.


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The First Five Years
12:46 am
Thu March 5, 2015

The First Five Years: Teachers Worth Investing In

One the most influential teachers a child may ever have is in an early care and education setting. Yet the pay for child care professionals is often close to the same wage as fast food workers. This has been the case for far too long and a change is due.


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The First Five Years
4:13 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

The First Five Years: More Benefits of pre-K

Children enrolled in state-supported pre-Kindergarten programs are less likely to be placed in special education according to a new study by Duke University.


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