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Learning and Growing Together

Children grow and develop rapidly in the first five years of life. Every day routines and playtimes provide rich opportunities for young children to learn. In this blog, Dr. Rebecca Swartz explores practical and enjoyable ways that caregivers, families, and teachers can help children learn as they play and explore their world. New blog entries are added every quarter along with the IEL Quarterly News.

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    Super Story Time
    By Rebecca Swartz, December 2016
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    Make Art a Part of Every Day: Focus on the Process About
    By Rebecca Swartz, September 2016
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    Pour It! Stir It! Yum! About
    By Rebecca Swartz, June 2016
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    Go Outdoors and Explore: Build Upon Young Children’s Natural Curiosity About
    By Rebecca Swartz, March 2016
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    Cherishing Children’s Treasures Can Create Many Opportunities to Learn
    By Rebecca Swartz, December 2015

 Rebecca SwartzDr. Rebecca Swartz, an early learning specialist for IEL, completed her doctorate in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rebecca’s research and outreach work focuses on infant-toddler care, home-based child care, and the social-emotional development of young children. Her goal is to help parents and early educators by providing evidence-based resources on child development and early learning.

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