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Developmentally Appropriate Education

Respecting Children's Social and Emotional Development

Laurie Levy | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Laurie Levy

Some kids have had more exposure to learning at a younger age and we know more about the brain, but that doesn't mean the developmental trajectory of children has changed.

10 Wishes for Kids Starting Kindergarten

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Laurie Levy

As another grandson begins this journey, I continue to worry about our current educational climate and the demands it makes on these little ones. So here are my 10 wishes for my grandson and all other kids starting kindergarten.

15 Ideas From Parents About What Constitutes High Quality Learning

Laurie Levy | Posted 01.04.2015 | Education
Laurie Levy

She also curiously stated she was not trying to draw conclusions from parents' responses. Rather, she wanted "a better snapshot about how parents think about LEARNING and how students learn best."

The Race to Nowhere Starts in Early Childhood, Check This out Before Halloween

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Laurie Levy

Young children are innately creative when given the opportunity. But even in early education, we see the effects of developmentally inappropriate expectations that often accompany the high-stakes education culture that has invaded our kindergartens and preschools.

Goodbye Sochi, Hello Diaper Olympics

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

I'm worried when policy makers think it's a good idea to want very young children to "excel" in their early learning. And I'm even more worried about young children being "rated" in their skill development.