Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Professional Training: Social & Emotional Learning (Top 5 Issue)

Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Classroom
taught by Molly Lawlor, MA, PhD Candidate

Saturday December 6, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm
UW Center for Child & Family Well-being

Monday, November 17, 2014

Free Public Lectures on Social & Emotional Learning (Top 5 Issue)

Cultivating Kindness and Compassion in Children
presented by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Friday, December 5, 2014
University of Washington, Kane Hall 220

Friday, November 14, 2014

Get Involved – Get Engaged!

Sign up for our legislative updates for the 2015 Legislative Session in Olympia and in Washington, D.C. Follow the link here to be part of the movement to fully fund basic education and update, improve,  and reauthorize the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Currently called No Child Left Behind).

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

The Administration for Children and Families has received questions from Head Start and child care programs about recent news reports of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) spreading across the country. Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months. Infants and children are more susceptible to infection due to developing immune systems and the lack of prior exposure to viruses. Pregnant women also have a greater chance of being infected but will only develop mild or no symptoms. In fact, most people who acquire enteroviruses do not get sick. However, EV-D68 can cause mild-to-severe respiratory illness. Children with asthma could have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection.