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The First Five Years

Listen to learn more about underprivileged kids' advantages.

Early detection can help make a world of difference for a child with autism specturm disorder and his or her family. 

Depressed Daddies

Jun 7, 2017

Becoming a father is wonderful. But many dad, like mothers, can be more vulnerable to depression after the birth of a child.But you’re not alone and help is available. Listen now. 

Outdoor Education

May 31, 2017

Little brains learn best when they are active. That’s why nature makes such a great classroom.

Self-Control

May 24, 2017

 

Self-restraint is hard. So why expect a toddler to have mastered the art of self-control? 

Despite being behind bars and often separated by many miles, young children and their parents still need each other when the adult is incarcerated. 

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Pre-K helps a child learn and succeed socially and economically.  New findings published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggest that when young children have access to early care and education, their health outcomes are good, too.

Listen to this episode to find out more about the benefits of Pre-K. 


Strong Foundations

May 3, 2017
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Here is some news that will expand your mind. For years it was thought that a newborn’s brain makes 700 to 1,000 new neural connections per second. An impressive number to be sure. But just last month, the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child released new research showing that there are significantly more neural connections being made in the brain during those early years.

How many? Listen to find out.

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The price of high-quality child care is through the roof.  Every parent knows that.  Here in the Old Line State, the price tag is on par with a year’s tuition at the University of Maryland. 

Where do you see your child in 10 years? 25 years? How about 50 years from now? If they have access to quality early care and education, parents may be a little closer to being able to predict a child’s future.  

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