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A recap of the week’s early childhood headlines: In the spirit of educating and advocating for our children, The Children’s Movement of Florida presents Worth Reading Weekly. Delivered every Friday, this newsletter gathers the top Florida headlines about early childhood education, parenting, and healthcare so it’s easy for you to stay informed.


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‘4th Trimester’ Problems Can Have Long-Term Effects On A Mom’s Health
From NPR: “It’s really important to be sure that a woman is receiving integrated care — so that her mental health is not seen as completely separate from her physical health.”
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Acts of Kindness: Foster Grandparents Volunteer To Teach Students
From Star-Herald: “After dedicating their day to teaching the students, the foster grandparents feel a sense of pride as they watch the students interact with others in public for years.”
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To Help Early Education, Support Parents At Work
From News & Observer: “The vast majority of families must work in a system that was created for a bygone era, and parents are struggling to balance work and family needs.”
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How To Build An Engineer: Start Young
From The Hechinger Report: “Elementary schools are introducing their students to engineering principles, hoping to inspire a life-long interest in STEM fields.”
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50,000 Preschoolers Are Suspended Each Year. Can Mental Health Training For Teachers Make a Difference?
From NBC News: “One reason the mental health consultant approach is so helpful for teachers is because many early childhood teacher-training programs include little, if anything, on the social and emotional needs of young children.”
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Three Spectrums, Not One, May Define Autism
From Spectrum News: “Children with autism or other conditions fall on a spectrum of ability in each of these categories — problems with social interactions, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors, the results suggest.”

Worth Reading Weekly is delivered to your inbox every Friday.

You can expect to receive all of the week’s news on Florida’s policy and practice around early education, parenting, and healthcare, as well as the latest research on early childhood and parenting.

The Children’s Movement of Florida is a non-partisan grassroots movement of Floridians insisting on a strong start in the first five years for all our children.