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Walk, Run, Dance, Play: Tips to Get Your Community Moving

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Physical activity is vital to improving the health of people of all ages. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based guidance to help Americans maintain or improve their he...

The Art of Connections: Empowering Professionals to Respond Positively to Challenging Behavior – Part 2

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Challenging behavior elicits a response from caregivers and educators. However, steps can be taken to avoid responding in a way that will amplify the situation and result in exacerbating the behavior ...

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Finding Balance Within Strengths

May 23
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The Art of Connection: Empowering Professionals to Respond Positively to Challenging Behaviors – Part 1

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
There are many factors that affect behavior, such as attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), language difficulties, information processing disabilities, prenatal/postnatal condit...

Lean Into Your Strengths

May 9
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Recent Blogs

Bringing Humility to Collaboration

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Humility can be a valuable asset, especially in collaboration and community engagement.
Two girls and a boy are indoors in their preschool classroom. They are smiling at the camera while sitting on the carpet and embracing.

Identifying Excellence: Key Signs of Inclusive Program Success

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Inclusive school-related programs are becoming increasingly common (Williamson et al., 2019). Practitioners and administrators at inclusive programs want to provide the best care and education possible for these children. Here are five indicators of high-quality inclusive school-age programs practitioners and administrators can implement.
A preschool teacher sitting on the floor with a group of multi-ethnic children in a circle. They are watching her as she holds up a card. A little girl, a special needs child with down syndrome, is standing beside her handing a card to another child.

Shared Understanding: Developing a Program-Wide Philosophy of Inclusion

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Programs serving children ages birth through twelfth grade may want to become more inclusive to support the diverse needs of students and families in their care. Developing a program-wide philosophy of inclusion is an essential step to making a school-related program more inclusive; a shared inclusive philosophy is an indicator…
An artist’s illustration of artificial intelligence (AI).

What AI Can Teach Us About Making People Feel Heard

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In a recent study, AI made people feel more heard than other humans did. AI might not replace humans in making people feel heard, but there are lessons we can learn from AI.