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Easy Ways to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slide

By Reagan Doyle, KTTZ & PBS

Summer is a time for sunshine, outdoors, and enjoying a well-earned break from the busyness of the school year. Unfortunately, summer is also when children can lose the equivalent of two months of academic learning from the previous grade. These losses are most noticeable in the early grades where children are learning foundational reading skills that will influence their futures.

The First 1800 Days

By Carla Olson, The Parenting Cottage

A child’s developmental journey begins before birth when moms receive early prenatal care and achieve a full 39-week pregnancy. The last weeks of which are all about brain development. That is every child’s best opportunity to start life healthy.

2019 Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award Recipient Norval Pollard

By Matt Bumstead, 2014 Rita Harmon Award Recipient

Like all the previous recipients of the Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award, this year’s honoree, Norval Pollard, has done so much to make our community a better place for all, and has done it with no expectation of praise, and certainly with no expectation of recognition like this.