Daily routines and playtimes provide opportunities for all children to learn. This blog explores practical ways that caregivers and professionals can promote child development.

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Working with EI Service Providers

A child’s parents are the most important people in their life.
Dr. Meghan Burke
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Playing to Learn

Find activities you and your child already enjoy together.
Jenna Weglarz-Ward
mother reading to child

Encouraging Language Development

You can help your child develop language and literacy skills during regular activities without needing special time each day.
Sarah Isaacs
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Providing Trauma-Informed Supports

The Early Childhood Collective (ECC) has a list of resources for training to increase awareness for everyone in this vital work with young children. For the list, see the collective’s Trauma and Neglect resource bundle.
Dr. Meghan Burke
parent and child reading

Tech Talk

Today, parenting means finding a balance between time spent on devices and screen-free time. This isn’t so different from days
Dr. Meghan Burke
mother and child

Planning for Summer

The summer can be a fun and challenging time. It can be liberating to not have school or daily routines.
Dr. Meghan Burke
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Siblings as Role Models for Children With Disabilities

The sibling relationship is often the longest lasting family connection.
Dr. Meghan Burke
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You Have Everything You Need: Using Household Items for Early Intervention

You play an important role in your child’s everyday experiences. You help your child grow stronger through play.
Hsiu-Wen Yang