Add Impact to Your Messages About Children’s Learning Through Strategic Communication

by Judy Harris Helm (guest author)

In addition to the challenges of supporting staff and keeping an early childhood center running smoothly, directors are routinely called upon to defend the value of the active, engaged learning experiences they provide in their programs. Many directors have experienced losing an enrolled family to a highly structured and academically-focused program because parents have a misunderstanding that “children are learning in that other program. All they do here is play.” This is especially troublesome since we know that experiences such as looking at picture books, building elaborate block structures, and learning to work with others are the experiences that will have long term impact on their academic achievement. … Download this resource to read the rest of this story.

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