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    Wisdom of Nature

    There’s no better place for learning than the great outdoors.  This booklet conveys why nature is vital to every child’s development.

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    Pre-K Spaces Design Guide

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    Reading at Five: Why?

    Joan Almon pleads the case of kindergarten children, so eager to learn by inquiry and investigation, so hampered by today’s test-driven standards.

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