A new study reports that children who speak one language at school but practice their native language at home score better in intelligence tests than those who speak only their non-native language. … [Read more...] about Bilingual children who speak native language at home have higher intelligence
Rasheed Malik looks at universal preschool in Washington, D.C. … [Read more...] about The Effects of Universal Preschool in Washington, D.C.
On Tuesday, May 15, at 2:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser awarded two available child care spaces to CommuniKids! Read more here … [Read more...] about CommuniKids Awarded New Space in DC
Read from Dana Hollish Hall about how Communikids helps creates global citizens for tomorrow. … [Read more...] about Communikids Helps Create Global Citizens
A new study The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the director of … [Read more...] about New Study Shows Benefits of Quality Preschool Education
Our Richmond Festival on April 24th was a huge success. We had dozens of families come to have fun with moon bounces, face painting, petting zoo, carnival games, a visiting firetruck, and music from … [Read more...] about April 24 – Our Richmond Festival was a big hit!
"Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was with people who did not speak Italian. This was … [Read more...] about Being Bilingual Sparks Creativity
"The more I observe young children in action, the more faith I have that they are capable and powerful. But our expectations are often mismatched: We ask too much of young children pragmatically, but … [Read more...] about Preschoolers Need More Play and Fewer Scripted Lessons, says Early Childhood Educator Erika Christakis
Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? by Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith For decades, psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned … [Read more...] about Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?
On Thanksgiving Day, CommuniKids ran the Turkey Trot at the Lansdowne Potomac Club and had gobs of fun! This race benefited the Kids Now Network and Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. We … [Read more...] about Turkey Trot!
Excerpt from Jenne Parks article on Hatch: the Early Learning Experts ® "It is vital to provide inclusion of multiculturalism and diversity in your preschool lesson plans and it is not … [Read more...] about The Importance of Teaching Multiculturalism & Diversity
By Jeannete Vos Ed.D. (Excerpt from an Early Childhood News article) "Language Learning Is a Natural Process When Children Are Young Adults often try to learn languages in a contrived way. … [Read more...] about Can Preschool Children Be Taught a Second Language?
La belle Nouvelle Orleans! Our crew went to New Orleans from June 4th - June 9th in order to attend the NAEYC conference on childhood education. During the retreat, they had a day-long meeting and … [Read more...] about NOLA News
We are pleased to launch a newly designed website for CommuniKids. We hope you will find it easy to use and find what you need. You can now search for classes by location, language and class type. … [Read more...] about New Website