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Early Childhood Development

Help Wanted: Must Play Well with Others

By NDFAdmin on 25th Apr 2018

By John J. Brennan and Robert J. Myers If you are in the workforce, you have probably dealt with co-workers…

Early Childhood Education

Preschools of the Future – a Paper, Crayons and an iPad

By Aleksandar Petrunovic on 20th Apr 2018

iPads are being used in elementary and high school classrooms to help motivate students to learn across the United States….

Early Childhood Education

Big Benefits of Investing in Quality Early Childhood Education – Heckman’s Research

By Jelena Aleksov on 11th Apr 2018

“There’s a growing recognition of the value of investing in quality early childhood programs. It’s time to act on the…

Early Childhood Development

Fear as Your Insurance Policy

By Ananya Singh on 16th Mar 2018

Without fear, we’d jump headlong into things we shouldn’t. So, a little fear is good!

Early Childhood Education

How ScratchJr Can Make Kids Better Learners and Digital Creators

By Tara Cvetkovic on 8th Mar 2018

Many experts agree that coding can and should start young. Until recently, however, an age limit had been effectively imposed…

Early Childhood Development

Children Need Social and Emotional Skills to Be Kindergarten Ready and Reach Long-Term Success

By Jelena Aleksov on 1st Mar 2018

Being ready for kindergarten is more than just learning letters and numbers.

Early Childhood Development

Adaptive Skills Activities for Toddlers

By Elizabeth Brewer on 18th Feb 2018

Learning is a fundamental component of early childhood education. Self-care and adaptive tasks are an integral part of that. Prior…

Our Stories

A Touch of Children’s Magic in the School of Life in Deronje

By Selena Ivanovic on 9th Feb 2018

It was a bright, sunny, unexpectedly warm day for the beginning of October. As if the outdoors perfectly mirrored our…

Early Childhood Education

The Journey of Early Childhood Education Through Time

By Jelena Aleksov on 5th Feb 2018

For over 2,000 years  the issues of “why” and “how” to teach young children have engaged philosophers, psychologists and educators…


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