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With the birth of my second grandchild (grand parenting has become one of the greatest joys of my life), I am reminded of the importance of the first 5-years of a child’s life in regards to cognitive and emotional development. Research is clear that the first 5-years in a child’s life is a critical time for brain development and has a profound impact on virtually all developmental milestones.
Did you know? - At birth, a child’s brain already has about all of the neurons it will ever have, which emphasizes the importance of prenatal care.
- A child’s brain doubles in size in the first year of life.
- A child’s brain reaches about 80% of its adult size by age 3.
New parents often wonder, what’s the best thing I can do for my child? New parents are also flooded with information. It is best to remember that the brain needs exercise and learning begins at birth. This is why First 5 California developed the “Talk, Read, Sing”, public awareness campaign.
The focus of the campaign stresses the importance of taking every opportunity to talk, read or sing to your baby from the moment they’re born. Describe everything, count everything, sing songs, and read books. By doing this you are boosting your child’s early brain development and you are stacking the building blocks in their favor for future learning. To learn of additional Resources click on Early Child Development Link (left side).
County Superintendent of Schools
The Kings County Office of Education, in collaboration with local schools, participated in the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Poster Contest. Grand prize winner, Yalienah Amescua, 5th grade student at Roosevelt School is the recipient of a mini iPad.Congratulations to Yalienah.Click here to view the winning poster.
Congratulations to the following students as they were chosen as winning recipients of theTUPE Kick butts Day Poster Contest.
3rd - 5th Grade Division
6th - 8th Grade Division
9th - 12th Grade Division
12th GradeHanford WestHigh School
To view a complete list of winners click here:
Congratulations to our Excellence in Education finalists.To see the complete list of finalists click here: