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Every Child is a Writer: Examining our Perspectives can Change our Messaging

Children are naturally motivated to write at a young age. In order to continue to nurture this desire for written expression, it is crucial that early childhood educators focus their writing instruction primarily on content, process, and meaning (composition) and that families and community stakeholders understand and celebrate the phases of early writing development.
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Parents Beware: Manufacturers’ Safety Claims May Not Measure Up

The safest place for a baby to sleep is on his/her back, in an empty crib (no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals), ideally in the same room as a parent. These steps are linked to a much lower rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and infant suffocation. Since the National Institute for Health launched the Safe to Sleep campaign (previously called Back to Sleep) in 1994, SIDS deaths have declined 50 percent while rates of back-sleeping have increased. The campaign works with pediatricians and other medical professionals as well as community leaders to communicate the basics of safe sleep and connect families with resources to help address issues they face.
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Press Release: S.C. rated 4th-highest in U.S. for rural schools’ needs

S.C. rated 4th-highest in U.S. for rural schools’ needs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2017 Contact: Megan Carolan, mcarolan@instititeforchildsuccess.org, (908) 418-1684 Or Alan Richard, press@instituteforchildsuccess.org, (202) 641-1300 WASHINGTON—South Carolina has some of the nation’s neediest rural schools and lowest achievement…

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