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This week we’re highlighting an informative article from the journal Childhood Obesity 15(3):206-215. In “Adverse Childhood Experiences in Infancy and Toddlerhood Predict Obesity and Health Outcomes in Middle Childhood,” McKelvey and her colleagues expand on the knowledge derived from the well-known Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, that indicated the “negative effects of…

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10377694255?profile=RESIZE_400x The California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division developed a family-friendly resource aimed at parents who seek to better understand and support their child at any developmental stage. Ages and Stages of Development describes the various major developmental stages from birth through age 14 in terms of what children are like…

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Registration for this year's Partners Symposium is Open!

Registration in now available for the
Early Start Virtual Partners Symposium 2022!

Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2022
Dates: June 7th and 9th, 2022
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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