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VPM Early Childhood Education

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  • Becoming good at math begins long before a child enters school. Each one of us is born to be a “math person.” Even babies can do simple math, such as noticing amounts and patterns. Toddlers love learning math concepts and games, such as comparing sizes and shapes. These concepts help them make sense of the world.
  • Babies are learning language from the moment they are born. At first, to a newborn baby, speech is just sound. Then, day by day, they learn that the sounds have meaning. This process depends on how much people talk to them. Every time you talk, sing, or point to what you are talking about, you’re providing clues to the meaning of what you are saying. You are providing important information to their brains about how language works.
  • Children thrive when their world feels loving, safe, and predictable. When you express your love and respond to their needs, you teach them that they can count on you. Over time, showing love and responding to your child helps them learn to manage their feelings and behavior. As they grow, feeling secure in their relationships gives them the confidence they need to explore, learn, and take on life’s challenges.
  • VPM hosted its first in-person PBS KIDS Edcamp in July 2019, at the Sarah Garland Jones Center in the Church Hill area of Richmond. This successful event was attended by a diversity of childcare providers and educators from our community.
  • Dr. Shantelle Brown, from HOPE Pharmacy, shares with kids some important tips on how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Virtual summer camp options for kids who love theatre, dance, art, writing, and technology!
  • VPM is committed to providing commercial-free, family-friendly program options so that all children have access to trusted educational programs and activities during their at-home school day.
  • Daniel Tiger and the First Lady of Virginia have a message for the kids!
  • During COVID-19, here are some ideas on how you can keep your kids busy, keep exploring, and stay positive.
  • These are strange times and sometimes you and your kid both just need a break. Below are a few of my favorite pieces of media for tiny humans.