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Archive | February, 2018
Mind in the Making explores answers from pediatricians to some of the most common questions ranging from enjoying tummy time, to how to stop a toddler from hitting to sibling rivalry, school readiness and more.
Inspired by a similar project in Dyersville, the Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is partnering with Maquoketa Medical Associates to launch a pilot project to share books and the importance of reading to parents of young children at well-child visits. “It’s so crucial for parents to be engaged in the home with their children,” […]
Research shows that learning begins long before a child enters kindergarten. Children—even infants—soak up words, rhymes, songs and images. Vocabulary development is particularly important. But what if parents at home don’t have access to books they can read in their native language? This is a problem partners in Dyersville realized parents of English as a […]
Studies have shown that parent engagement is crucial to a child’s well-being. When parents are engaged, students perform better in school. They earn better grades, improve test scores, increase attendance, gain more motivation and self-esteem, and have fewer behavioral issues. To address this need, the Dubuque Campaign is partnering with the Multicultural Family Center (MFC) […]
Jamie may just be a few months old, but like too many children from low-income families, she will begin school already far behind. Since Jamie is less likely to be read or spoken to regularly or have access to books, high-quality daycare, and prekindergarten programs, she will be two times more likely to experience developmental […]