The future of Michigan depends on the success of its children; the knowledge and skills they develop today will have an impact on their ability to lead later in life. Research shows that the possession of skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to work cooperatively, a sense of responsibility and respect, community involvement, decision making and problem solving are all predictors of not only academic success but also of success in the community and workforce.
Since the development of these basic life skills begins in early childhood, it is vital that parents and caregivers are equipped with the tools to help children embrace these skills and learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world. To help address this critical area of need, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension provides early childhood programs that help parents,caregivers and other important adults in the lives of children from birth to age 8 develop important skills.
For more information, contact an early childhood educator near you.
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July 20, 2020 11:00AM – 11:15AM Facebook Live via the MI Stronger Family Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mistrongerfamily/
Mindfulness is a great way to manage stress and deal with strong emotions. Join Kylie for 10 minutes of live meditation for the whole family. Kylie will guide you through a mindfulness exercise to practice quieting your mind and focusing on right now.