TBANS Staff attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Early Childhood Conference on December 13. The title was "Hear Our Voices," and one resounding theme was the necessity of teaching social-emotional skills as a key component of kindergarten readiness. Ask us about our day of learning, and how we are bringing it your children.

I just received this article from a TBANS alum teacher (once a teacher, always a teacher!). It perfectly expands on the theme of the conference. Do you know why and how we don't ask your children to apologize, but rather to show empathy and help their peers? What to say to little kids instead of "say sorry"