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January 12, 2019

The Week in Early Learning

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This week’s best reads about early learning from around the web – January 12, 2019 edition.

Did you know parents can now track pregnancies from home? Or that Conner Prairie will debut their own early childhood program? It’s hard to stay in the loop of what’s going on in the world of early learning. But we’ve got you covered!

Each week we will comb through the web and find the most interesting early childhood reads.

Department of Education: Early Childhood Homelessness: 1/3 of people who stayed in a shelter were families with children — via NBC 14 News

A newly released study from the Department of Education says about a third of people who stayed in a shelter were families with children. And according to the Department of Education, nearly half of children served by HUD funded emergency and transitional housing providers were five or younger.

The Coolest New Products for Parents and Babies from CES 2019 — via What to Expect

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas introduced a number of new products designed to monitor your pregnancy, help guide baby’s development and even help women conceive more easily. Some brands also showed off next generation updates to existing products that make them even more useful for new parents.

Indiana Will Receive Nearly $7 Million For Early Learning Assessment, Planning — via WFYI

Indiana is getting millions of dollars in federal funding for early childhood education, and officials say it will help the state strategize to improve early learning programs and access.

Conner Prairie To Debut Early Childhood Program — via Inside Indiana Business

Conner Prairie in Fishers says its new early childhood program, Preschool on the Prairie, will combine outdoor exploration with a hands-on curriculum. Registration for Preschool on the Prairie will begin on January 22.

Kids: Connection to nature lessens distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems — via Science Daily

At the University of Hong Kong, a new study to measure ‘connectedness to nature’ in very young children revealed that nature can greatly affect emotional health. Parents who saw their child had a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity and fewer behavioral and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behavior.

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