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Category: Early Learning

Share your Encompass summer camp memories

July 31, 2014  |  Summer Camps, Early Learning  |  By Encompass

Great memories are being made at Encompass summer camps right now! We will share our favorite moments and stories from this summer and invite you to share your memories 2 ways: upload your photo memories and tag them #SummerAtEncompass or email your story/photos to colleen.burin@encompassnw.org. Get creative and tell us about a special friend your […]

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6 Ways to Ensure Your Summer Camper is a Happy Camper

March 27, 2014  |  Summer Camps, Early Learning  |  By Encompass

by Julie Forslin, Early Learning Manager, Encompass Summer has become a time to engage in learning opportunities—choosing the right summer camp from all the great options in the area can feel “in tents”! There are camps for children of all ages, abilities, personalities, schedules and interests—and I am going to share my 9 years of […]

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Executive Function Skill Development at Encompass

March 5, 2014  |  Early Learning  |  By Encompass

Encompass strives to be on the cutting edge when it comes to research related to early childhood development, so imagine my excitement when we were invited to participate in a state-wide research study on the development and role of executive function skills in young children. Executive function is the brain’s “air traffic control system”, which […]

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Your child’s backpack can be ‘spine safer’

September 10, 2013  |  Early Learning  |  By Encompass

By Nicole Demetrescu At their core, backpacks are a good idea. They keep students’ belongings together, protect their lunches from the elements and foster communication between parents and teachers. But backpacks have drawbacks, especially as children age and bear greater academic loads. More books and equipment add to the weight of a pack and to […]

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Get outside and PLAY!

June 24, 2013  |  Early Learning, Family Enrichment  |  By Encompass

By Kerry Beymer, Parent Education Manager I recently taught a class about exploring play and the importance of play in child development. We used to think play was important as a stress reliever for learning, but it is through play that children actually learn. So when you tell your kiddos, “Go outside and play,” you are encouraging […]

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