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Skills That Matter

September 1, 2020

Even in the midst of challenging times, the task of educators remains the same: to care for the child’s immediate needs and, at the same time, nurture the skills and capacities needed for the child to thrive as an adult and effective citizen.

Only two decades into this century, we are already enveloped in a global crisis that has changed life in inconceivable ways. How can we prepare children for an equally unpredictable and unimaginable future? What skills really matter?

A child builds 85% of their brain capacity in the first five years of life; every interaction and activity early childhood educators design is significant. With this responsibility in mind, read From Readiness to Success: Supporting 21st Century Leaders

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