How to Use Sound Experiences to Help Children Learn

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey “Sound is invisible, but it’s a tremendously powerful force…for better or worse, it shapes your brain and how you learn.”  These are the words of biologist and researcher Nina Kraus, Northwest University, who specializes in the impact of sound on brain development.  In a recent newsletter published

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School Age Program Students Speak at Martin Luther King Day Event

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain students from the the School Age, STRIVE (Strength, Teamwork, Respect, Individuality, Vision, and Excellence) and HOT (House of Teens) programs were invited to speak at The City of New Britain Commemorates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. event at Angelico's Restaurant, where prominent representatives

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YWCA New Britain Maintains National NAEYC Accreditation

By Shaunna Cullen   YWCA New Britain has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize

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The Importance of Parent Teacher Conferences

by Michele Eathorne December is here with the school year in full swing!  The days are shorter with Daylight Savings Time having ended, football season has begun, the temperatures are cooler and teachers are preparing for parent-teacher conferences.  You may wonder how important and useful these short interactions between the

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The 5 Ingredients for the Recipe of Success

By Mallory Deprey   Success is an individual goal that one must define for themselves. In talking with youth daily and helping them to vision their future I have to first think, what is my definition of success? Walking through a store one day I saw a dishtowel that read

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