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Early Learning Initiative at UA’s Gadsden Center will be ‘showcase’ for state

Early Learning Initiative at UA’s Gadsden Center will be ‘showcase’ for state The University of Alabama’s College of Education in January will launch the UA Early Learning Initiative at the university’s Gadsden Center. According to a news release from the university, the UA Early Learning Initiative at Gadsden will serve as a model early childhood

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Gov. Kay Ivey expresses hope for COVID-19 vaccines, encourages holiday safety amid rising numbers

Gov. Kay Ivey expresses hope for COVID-19 vaccines, encourages holiday safety amid rising numbers Michael Rodgers The Gadsden Times Gov. Kay Ivey expressed optimism about COVID-19 vaccines and encouraged Alabamians to stay safe during the holiday season in comments Monday. Ivey attended a groundbreaking for the expansion of U.S. Highway 411 in Cherokee County, and

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Welcome to the 2020 Children’s Policy Council Virtual Conference

Welcome to the 2020 Children’s Policy Council Virtual Conference Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:30am – 2:30pm **All CEU’s will be emailed to the email in which you registered with. If you need to change that email, please send an email to cpc@alabamachildrenfirst.com. Expect CEU’s week of November 1st** UPDATE: Certificate of Attendance CEU’s have been

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Early Efforts Webinar Recap: Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice Amidst a Global Pandemic

Early Efforts Webinar Recap: Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice Amidst a Global Pandemic Many teachers of young children are struggling to balance developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) with virtual instruction and pandemic-related health and safety guidance. As classrooms operate using a combination of virtual, in-person, and hybrid approaches, it is important that early childhood professionals continue to

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