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Mister Rogers and child. Photo credit Jim Judkis

Mister Rogers movie is a reminder of what young children need

“One word, ‘connection,’ captures what is happening inside and what is needed from the outside for a young child’s brain.” Read our…

boy and girl reading highlights the importance of reading for kindergarten readiness

Podcast: Kindergarten Readiness is Life Readiness

Being ready for school is about developing the foundations for language, social skills, persistence, curiosity and more. And it starts from birth.

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Children try gardening in outdoor classroom

In gardens, children can learn outside of the classroom by investigating nature while teachers introduce basic science and math concepts.

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Mental health is an important part of early childhood developmental milestones

We celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness in May—a time to remember that a child’s future success depends on socio-emotional and behavioral…

Father and toddler son reading together

Podcast: Reading, Language and Early Literacy

Learn how you can help your baby or toddler develop a love of books and the skills they’ll need to learn to read.

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Podcast: The Basics of Baby and Toddler Development

This episode is about the most important and useful things for parents – especially new parents – to know about child development.

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Pay attention to your child’s development

Every child develops at their own pace, but there are certain milestones they should reach from birth to 5 years old.

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Arizona kids less likely to get screened

​​Efforts underway to increase screening rates and connect families to resources​

Your toddler

Your Toddler Ages 1-2

How to help your child learn language and explore the world through play.

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