Researchers and educators are still uncovering the unique influence fathers and male role models can have on the lives of very young children, in ways that are quite different from the women with whom they share parenting duties. From a distinctive style of playing, to different conversational patterns, and even gender-specific behaviors they model to […]READ MORE
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LAUP celebrates our youngest children this month, exploring ways that we—as their teachers and role models—can lift them up and provide a strong foundation for their individual lives. Reading with your child is one of the best bonding experiences, and provides a way for parents to see the world from their perspective. Acknowledging that April […]READ MORE
Having grown-up in the Midwest, I was accustomed to living out the annual ritual of the proverb “April showers bring May flowers.” While the rain we’ve been experiencing in Southern California has made me feel quite at home, I know that it is a rare phenomenon for most Californians. But being a proverb kind of […]READ MORE
Did you know that parents and caregivers begin looking for their child’s early education program the first few months of the year? Whether it’s an infant-toddler facility, preschool, or family childcare center, we’re here to help you navigate this exciting and important process. Here are some of our favorite resources we like to have at our […]READ MORE
Do you know an outstanding early educator who deserves to be recognized for the meaningful work he or she does with children every day? Or maybe have a story of someone who is making a difference in your young child’s life? Nominate an outstanding early educator to be considered for the celebrated LAUP Early Educator […]READ MORE