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Can CD Training Address the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?

Can CD Training Address the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
CD training is a mindset shift ...
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Family Literacy Bags as Family Engagement

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
Engage families in your program through family literacy bags ...
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9 Back-to-School Organizational Tips for Parents and Families

9 Back-to-School Organizational Tips for Parents and Families

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education and Stephanie Turnbach, IDEALS Institute
Back-to-school routines can help kids cope with in-person learning ...
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Boy wearing lab coat stands with arms crossed in front of a table with beakers filled with colored liquid

Kindergarten Preparedness: The Importance of Relationships and Child Engagement

By Alan Guttman, IDEALS Institute
How do I prepare my child for kindergarten? ...
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Go Ahead and Get Bored: Why is Play so Important?

Go Ahead and Get Bored: Why is Play so Important?

By Cheryl Simpson, Pure Play Every Day, Inc.
According to experts, play is our best resource for family ...
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Free Summer Meals Program

Maryland Ensures Summer Adventures Include Healthy Meals for Children

By Samantha L. Bader, MPH, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Program
Help ensure children have nutritious meals to fuel their summer ...
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Read the "Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink" article here.

Eliminate Sugary Beverages: 7 Tips for Getting Children to Enjoy Nature’s Drink

By Diane Teigiser, Administrator, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
DYK: what your child drinks is just as important as ...
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Maryland Kids In Safety Seats: Keep Children Safe on the Road

Maryland Kids In Safety Seats: Keep Children Safe on the Road

By Kids In Safety Seats (KISS)
Do you need to schedule a car seat check? ...
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Three children at a table in playground

I Did Nothing Today: 5 Tips to Get More Details from Children

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
Here are seven questions to ask instead of, “What did ...
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