Focus on Infant and Child Mental Health; When a child’s needs are not met, consequences can last a lifetime

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Teachers see it all too often: a young child melting down and reacting inappropriately — even violently — to everyday occurrences such as being told to put his or her toy away.Some … Read More

History Of Healthy Beginnings

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Contributed by Paul Andrews, Superintendent of HDESDAbout twenty years ago, three early childhood leaders in Central Oregon got together to brainstorm how to ensure more children entered  Kindergarten ready to learn. Specifically, … Read More

Welcome from Executive Director

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Welcome to Healthy BeginningsI am Diane Murray-Fleck, Executive Director of Healthy Beginnings. I know I am “preaching to choir” on this, but our program is founded on the belief that the best … Read More

Nurturing and Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Early Learners … (Part 2 of 2)

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In the last issue, I explored two child development and early learning milestones which provide an opportunity to nurture and cultivate a growth mindset in early learners. In the following article I … Read More

Nurturing and Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Early Learners … (Part 1 of 2)

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Nurturing and Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Early Learners Across the Developmental Continuum Leads to School Readiness By Dr. Kendra Coates (First published for Mindset Works, 2013 at www.mindsetworks.com) In the following … Read More

Retired Nurse Volunteers to Ensure Kids Start Kindergarten Ready to Learn

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“Retired Nurse Volunteers to Ensure Kids Start Kindergarten Ready to Learn”Marylou Paterson will do whatever it takes to get a child ready for school. As a result of her determination to help … Read More

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