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Celebrating Preschool Teachers: Shaping the Minds of the Youngest Learners

2019 Editions Education January 2019 Magazine

For many families, preschool is the first time a child is away from their parents for an extended period of time. Preschool teachers play a vital role in helping young

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Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

2019 Editions Ages & Stages Featured January 2019 Magazine Parenting
Whether it’s an unexpected day off from school, a meeting that runs late at work or a last minute invite to an event, at some point there will be a scenario when you consider leaving your child home alone. There’s a lot to think about before you take the first step into a new level of independence with your child.     ...
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Makerspaces: Hands-on STEM labs help bring imagination to life  

STEM schools in Ohio
2019 Editions Education January 2019 Magazine
To help kids prepare for the jobs of the future, more and more schools are thinking outside of the traditional classroom and are finding hands-on, engaging ways to help students learn through an innovative area called a makerspace. ...
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Delayed Cord Clamping: Does Waiting to Cut the Umbilical Cord Provide Benefits to Baby?

2018 Editions Health Magazine November 2018 Parenting Worth Noting
Rather than cutting the cord the moment baby is delivered, many expectant parents are following the practice of delayed cord clamping. While it's not a new medical discovery, expectant parents are becoming more aware of the practice as health organizations have put out new research and recommendations supporting delayed clamping. ...
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Tantrum or Red Flag? Understanding Sensory Processing Issues

2018 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2018 Parenting Special Needs
In children, sensory processing issues typically arise around preschool age when kids are going through developmental phases or are exposed to a new environment, such as a classroom. If your child is having frequent meltdowns, tantrums or extreme emotions regarding some day-to-day activities, it could be a red flag for a sensory issue. ...
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Parent Tips for the First Two Weeks of Preschool

preschools in ohio
2018 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine Parenting September 2018
The first weeks of preschool are filled with a mix of excitement and nerves as your child learns the ropes of their new environment. Here are a few fun things you can do to help your child ease into their new routines and build confidence and independence. ...
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Getting Ahead of the Game: Balancing Your Student Athlete’s School and Sports Schedule

2018 Editions Ages & Stages August 2018 Education Featured Magazine Parenting
Many families struggle to find a balance between their child’s academic and athletic schedule. It’s easy for school projects and homework to get lost in the shuffle of practices and game days. Stay organized this school year with tips from coaches and parents on how to help your child excel in the classroom and on the field. ...
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Making it Count: Marine Corps Veteran Balances Single Dad Life

2018 Editions June 2018 Magazine Parenting

Afghanistan war veteran and single father Ryan Hagen wears many hats on a daily basis.  

The 29-year-old balances work, fatherhood and serving as the chair of a veterans group at

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Ohio Teachers go the Extra Mile in their Classrooms and Communities

2018 Editions Education Magazine May 2018
Teachers help shape the minds of our children and their futures. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Northeast Ohio schools have selected a few teachers to recognize and show gratitude for all they do. ...
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Hands-On Science: Area Schools Use New Teaching Technology

2018 Editions April 2018 Education Featured Magazine
As science-based jobs continue to increase, it’s more important than ever for students to have a strong foundation in science. Many K-12 schools are finding new ways to teach science classes and engage students with the latest technology. ...
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