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The New Normal

by Author: Jennifer Mosley
Publish Date: 2020-06-30

The new normal. How many times has that been said in recent months? COVID-19 has forced all of us to adjust to a different wa...

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Routinely Routine

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-06-30

A child’s understanding of their daily routine activities contributes to a sense of safety and independence.

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Family Fun Team Building

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-06-23

Practice team-building and turn-taking while having fun as a family!

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BLOG: Daily Walks with Your Child

by Author: Beth Linger
Publish Date: 2020-06-22

Like many parents, I am concerned about the learning and socializing opportunities that were eliminated when the school year ...

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Musical Moments

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-06-19

If you are looking for ways to inspire learning with your child, listen up!

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Celebrate African American Culture Book Collection

by Author: Jenne Parks
Publish Date: 2020-06-19

Hatch has received requests from our social media community for recommended child-friendly resources to help expand cultural ...

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Celebrating Differences

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-06-16

Whether you find conversations about race challenging or consider it a part of your family’s daily life, now, more than eve...

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Talking to Children About Race

by Author: Mona McRae
Publish Date: 2020-06-16

As I have reflected in past weeks over the racial unrest in America, I am reminded of a quote by Fredrick Douglas: "It is eas...

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Actively Play and Learn

by Presenter: Christie
Air Date: 2020-06-11

In this free webinar, we will discuss the positive impacts of active play and movement on early learners. We will also recomm...

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BLOG: Full STEM Ahead! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

by Author: Jenne Parks
Publish Date: 2020-06-09

What is a cloud? Why do boats float? How does a car work? Young children have an innate ability to ask questions like this ev...

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Full STEM Ahead!

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-06-05

Young children have an innate ability to ask questions. In fact, researchers estimate that preschoolers ask an amazing 76 inf...

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Full STEM Ahead

by Presenter: Christie
Air Date: 2020-06-04

Teaching STEM at an early age helps build the foundation for academic success later in life. In this webinar, we will take a ...

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BLOG: Musical Moments

by Author: Ashley Zibit
Publish Date: 2020-06-02

Music enriches every part of our lives, and now, more than ever, I find myself turning to music for a burst of joy, energy, a...

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Musical Moments

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-05-28

If you are looking for ways to inspire learning with your child, listen up! It can be as simple as turning on the radio or ta...

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

by Author: Miriam Genise Miller
Publish Date: 2020-05-28

These changes in our daily lives due to COVID-19 are causing anxiety and depression for children and adults.

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Active Play: An Essential Element

by Author: Jenne Parks and Cody Summerville
Publish Date: 2020-05-25

Active play allows children to use what are known as gross motor and gross motor manipulative skills. Gross motor skills are ...

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Actively Active learning

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-05-22

Including active play into everyday moments can be super easy and super fun.

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Using storytelling to promote language development and emergent writin...

by Presenter: Cody
Air Date: 2020-05-21

Stories fill our classrooms and fill our day! But are we using them to their full potential? Join us for a free webinar on ho...

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Blog: Tell Me a Story

by Author: Jenne Parks
Publish Date: 2020-05-19

Do you remember asking your parents or other family members to tell you a story when you were younger? I sure do! ! I know my...

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Name Games

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-05-15

A child’s name is most likely the first word he learns to read and write.

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Planning for Kindergarten Transitions During Challenging Times

by Presenter: Cody
Air Date: 2020-05-14

Planning a successful transition to kindergarten will be extra important this upcoming school year given the loss of learning...

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Math: It is more than counting!

by Author: Cody Summerville
Publish Date: 2020-05-11

Number concepts consume much of early math experiences, but math is more than counting! It includes geometry, classification,...

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Mathematical Scavenger Hunt

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-05-08

Scavenger hunts can also get your child moving and give you the opportunity to teach her about your neighborhood or community

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Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from the Field

by Presenter: Cody
Air Date: 2020-05-07

Hatch Expert, Cody Summerville, is joined by a panel of preschool administrators to share and discuss lessons they have learn...

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

by Author: Ginny Norton
Publish Date: 2020-05-01

Picture for a moment all that a child learns from teachers, from the first preschool classroom until graduation and beyond.

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Ignite@Home Setup

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

What is Ignite? Information on the software and how to get set up at home.

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Ignite@Home Setup: Spanish

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

What is Ignite? Information on the software and how to get set up at home.

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Ignite@Home Experiences

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

Launching the application on your device and how to log-in. Let the learning and fun begin!

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Ignite@Home Experiences: Spanish

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

Launching the application on your device and how to log-in. Let the learning and fun begin!

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Explore Ignite@Home

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

Accessing the Parent Panel where you’ll learn how to: explore the games, manage children and play  the Ignite software....

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Explore Ignite@Home: Spanish

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

Accessing the Parent Panel where you’ll learn how to: explore the games, manage children and play  the Ignite software....

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Ignite@Home The Write Stuff

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-30

Fun activities to nurture a child’s natural desire to write.

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BLOG: Repeated Read-Alouds & Making the Most of Your Home Library

by Author: Jenne Parks
Publish Date: 2020-04-27

The combination of closed libraries and my son’s constant request for the same stories to be read aloud prompted me to rese...

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Virtual Small Groups: Planning for Engagement & Success

by Presenter: Cody
Air Date: 2020-04-23

Virtual small groups are a great way to increase family engagement and foster development and learning. This webinar helps te...

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A Balancing Act: A Fulltime Working Mom + Homeschool Teacher

by Author: Leah Stern
Publish Date: 2020-04-21

In between work phone calls, emails, video meetings and market research, I’m also trying to keep some semblance of normalcy...

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Ignite@Home Arts and Letters

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-21

Practice letters and get creative with budding artist activities.

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Summer Learning Program by Hatch

by Presenter: Ginny Norton
Air Date: 2020-04-16

Learn How to Use CARES Act Funding

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Ignite@Home Cooking with Kids

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-04-14

Endless learning opportunities in the kitchen.

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Working from Home as a Mom and now a Teacher!

by Author: Courtney Ples
Publish Date: 2020-04-13

Working from Home as a Mom and now a Teacher!

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Digging Into Distance Learning

by Presenter: Cody Summerville
Air Date: 2020-04-09

Providing distance learning for preschoolers

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What are we going to do today?

by Author: Cody Summerville
Publish Date: 2020-04-02

How am I going to get everything done AND make sure my child is engaged all day?

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Ignite@Home Outdoor Connections

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-03-31

Play and learn outdoors today.

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Ignite@Home Family Connections

by Author : Hatch
Publish Date: 2020-03-17

Simple activities you can do with your child to reinforce learning.

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Math Talk Matters: Infusing Math Conversations into Everyday Classroom...

by Presenter: Colleen Uscianowski, Ph.D.
Air Date: 2019-10-29

Join us to learn about the importance of surrounding young children with math language, which helps increase children’s mat...

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All About Words: Building a strong language foundation for children in...

by Presenter: Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D.
Air Date: 2019-08-06

Learn more about the importance of language in children's literacy development.

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Finding and Celebrating the Deep and Simple Moments in Early Childhood

by Presenter: Dana Winters, Ph.D.
Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning

Air Date: 2019-03-13

Each simple interaction with a child lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships - children need to know that...

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Promoting Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

by Presenter: Kara Dukakis and Nicole Kreller
Air Date: 2017-04-20

Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When teachers and providers establish positive ...

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Using Music to Boost Infant and Toddler Development

by Presenter: Betsy Flanagan
Air Date: 2015-10-15

Join us on November 12th as Hatch teams up with Kindermusik to bring you a free webinar that will detail how and why music an...

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Fine Motor Skills...Write Out of the Box!

by Presenter: Marianne Gibbs
Air Date: 2015-08-18

Join occupational therapist and NAEYC speaker, Marianne Gibbs, for an engaging session on the fine motor development of young...

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Authentic Art Experiences in Early Childhood Education

by Presenter: Dawn Braa, M.A
Air Date: 2014-08-11

Pablo Picasso's famous quote, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up", should caus...

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Family Engagement Through Music

by Presenter: Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D, Lauren Guilmartin, M.A
Air Date: 2014-01-21

Research emphasizes the developmental benefits and importance of parental engagement in children's learning both at home and ...

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