• School Readiness

    August 11, 2021

    Research shows that children’s foundational knowledge at the beginning of school can have a lasting impact on their academic trajectory. As a provider, you can discuss with families ways that they can promote their child’s academic knowledge and explain that children learn best through everyday play and firsthand experiences. Keep reading for ways you can…Read More

  • Tick Tips

    August 4, 2021

    You can weave promoting development into discussing common medical issues! This time of year, many families may be concerned about ticks and how to prevent Lyme disease. You can help families develop routines to make tick bites and Lyme disease less likely and to discuss the importance of routines, outdoor play, and promoting a child’s…Read More

  • Sun Safety

    July 28, 2021

    Sun safety can also be an opportunity for learning. See tips below for how you can discuss ways parents can protect their children from the sun and promote their child’s development: For children 6 months – 2 years: While you are applying their sunscreen, label the parts of the body that you are applying sunscreen…Read More

  • Buffering Toxic Stress

    July 21, 2021

    As a primary care provider, promoting strong parent-child relationships and positive parenting behaviors is critical to your role. Research tells us that a child’s early experiences, and the environment in which they are raised, dramatically affect how the brain, and thus the child, develops. An environment where the child is exposed to chronic adversity, such as…Read More

  • A Child’s Early Experiences & Brain Development

    July 14, 2021

    As a primary care provider, promoting strong parent-child relationships and positive parenting behaviors is critical to your role. Research tells us that a child’s early experiences, and the environment in which they are raised, dramatically affect how the brain, and thus the child, develops. See the following clip to learn more about early brain development from expert Dan…Read More