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Central Rivers Area Education Agency


Central Rivers AEA is a government agency which supports educators, parents, and students in Iowa. Their early childhood web page provides information on services, growth and development, Early Learning Standards, and Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs. 



Why Your Child's Behavior May Not Mean ADHD


Sometimes the cause is something more basic, such as not getting enough quality sleep, poor nutrition, hearing or vision problems, or even an overpacked schedule.



Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Deciding on which preschool to enroll your child is an important decision. This article offers some great questions to think about when looking at preschool programs.



71 Things Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten

Ever wonder what your child needs to know before entering kindergarten? Keep in mind each kindergarten classroom expectations are a little different, but this list serves as a general guideline. 



Helping Your Child Get Ready for Full-Day Kindergarten

Full-day kindergarten is a big step for children. Learn what you can do to make sure your child is successful. 



10 Ways to Prepare Your Child For Kindergarten


Kindergarten expectations are higher than ever. Here are 10 simple ways to make sure your child is ready to start kindergarten.



What To Do After Kids Learn Their ABCS: Next Steps to Reading


Many parents know that their children need to learn the letters of the alphabet, but what happens next? Here are 7 ideas to continue the path to literacy.



Chores for Preschoolers


Toddlers and preschoolers are just the right age to start helping around the house. This blog gives great suggestions for age-appropriate chores.



10 Things NOT to Say to Your Kids


Excellent resource for using positive discipline with your children. 



7 Easy Steps to a More Confident Preschooler

A great blog post with ideas that make you think, "Why didn't I think of that?" !

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