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
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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
Although your main “homework” as a parent is finding the best early learning program for your child, there is one more thing you can do to prepare him or her for the journey ahead: read books! Whether they read picture books independently, follow simple stories alongside you, or merely listen while you read aloud, the process of engaging with […]READ MORE
A few years ago, I attended a Girl Scout Bridging ceremony for one of my great-nieces. Still to this day, I am captivated by a portion of the closing stanza of the Girl Scout theme song: “A circle’s round – it has no end…”. It reminds me of the work we do at LAUP: If […]READ MORE