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Facing the Screen Dilemma Separates Hype From What Children Really Need Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood: Smart boards. Smartphones. Tablets. E-books, apps and more. The rapid influx of new screen devices and software poses a special challenge for the early childhood community. A unique offering from Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Alliance for Childhood, and Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE) provides help and support for childhood educators grappling with… Read More

Testing of Kindergartners Is Out of Control, Says Children’s Advocacy Group in New Report Studies show standardized tests and test prep are now daily activities in many kindergartens. Why? Molly Holloway, a mother of twin kindergartners in Bowie, Maryland, can’t understand why her children must take standardized tests every month in math, reading, social studies, and science. “One of the teachers has told me that the kindergarten curriculum is what used to… Read More

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