Reading proficiency by third grade is a key indicator of high school graduation and success later in life. The Dubuque community is moving forward with an effort to support children early in life to help them reach this critical milestone, which will help our children and thus our region thrive. The Community Foundation of Greater […]
October is dyslexia awareness month. Dyslexia is a learning disability that one in five students have, and affects about 80% of those with a learning disability. Discovered in 1881, dyslexia is often characterized by difficulty rhyming, associating sounds with symbols, and sequencing and ordering sounds. Other signs include difficulty sounding out unfamiliar words, or reading […]
Deanna Roberson moved to Dubuque eight years ago to pursue a safer life for her and her kids. She believes in doing everything she can to ensure her sons Marcus, 16, and Kryi, 6, can succeed in life. “As long as my kids are smiling, I’m smiling,” she says with Kyri smiling next to her. […]
Parents are their children’s first teacher, brain builder, tech navigator, advocate and coach. They are the secret sauce to their children’s success. Check out these free parent resources from the National Campaign.
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.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. They bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident […]