Foundations of Early Learning blog

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Where you and your family live may not have all the bells and whistles you might find in a child care center (and by bells and whistles, we mean bells and whistles… but also things like playground

Monday, November 21, 2016




Friday, October 14, 2016

From the earliest Paleolithic cave paintings to the latest rap verse on the radio, it pretty much seems like we have it in our DNA to express ourselves through art.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Even for adults, emotions can feel like the waves of an ocean - hugely powerful forces that come from outside of us and knock us silly or carry us up to the sky… forces that consume us.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You love your three-year-old.

And you have strong powers of persuasion. Perhaps you’re a diplomat or a prison warden.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Your first impression of your child might have been formed when you saw them in a sonogram or felt their tiny kicks or when you held them for the first time at the beginning of their maiden voyage

toddler talking

Monday, June 20, 2016

It’s late afternoon and your ten-month-old is rubbing their eyes and just will not stop crying.

Maryland SEFEL (Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) pyramid logo

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SEFEL (Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) is a framework that promotes the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth through age 8.