Literacy & Reading

Three Children’s Books that Celebrate Differences

Teaching respect for people who are different from us, whether in appearance, behavior, manner of speech, religion, or physical ability, begins early. It must. That’s why here at KinderCare, we embrace anti-bias education. We like how Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards describe the practice in their seminal textbook Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves:

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Summer Reading Picks

Each season, our Education team compiles a new selection of book recommendations for infants through school-agers. I am excited to print out the new Summer Reading List and head down to my local bookstore with my daughter! The local library is always a hit with little ones, as well. We hope you enjoy the list

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April Activities From Our Curriculum

Spring is here! While we’ve been enjoying a few sunny days here and there, springtime in Portland usually means a LOT of rain. Fortunately, we have plenty of fun and activities from our KinderCare curriculum to keep us busy on those rainy weekend afternoons. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere sunny, we have you

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From the Classroom to the Family Room: At-Home Activities for January

Beat the winter boredom blues with fun and educational activities from our classrooms! Each month this year, we’ll be sharing new at-home activities for infants through PreK age groups. The following activities are focused on cognitive development (math—sorting and sequencing; counting; measuring; and subtraction) and language and literacy development (songs and fingerplays). Many of the

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New Fall Reading List

This weekend we celebrated my daughter’s third birthday. She is growing up so fast! One of our favorite activities is reading together and she is always excited to get new books, so I printed out the new Fall Reading List that our Education team just put together and brought it to the local bookstore for

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