Welcome to Ascension Early Childhood Ready Start Network
Ascension Parish School Board Early Childhood programs join with Community Early Learning Centers to provide quality education for young children and "lay the foundation for the future"
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“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair
“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” – Alfie Kohn.
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Early Childhood Articles
Play and content learning are not mutually exclusive. When given time, space, responsive supports, and materials to explore, children will seek opportunities that advance their critical thinking skills, content knowledge, and active engagement in learning
As children mature, you can begin to expect them to gradually internalize the rules and behave according to them. It will actually take many years before you can totally trust that your children will curb their impulsivity and show improved decision-making abilities.
To get the true benefits from early childhood education, parents need to consider how they can support what their children are learning throughout the day.
A language rich environment is one in which children are surrounded by talking, singing, and reading and have many opportunities throughout their day, across all activities, to communicate with others and engage in back-and-forth conversations.