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Early Childhood Education

  • How Young Children Learn

    February 23, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 23, 2015

    In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child’s development. Ensuring young children have access to quality early … Read More

  • Arizona Awarded Preschool Development Grant by the U.S. Department of Education

    December 16, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    December 16, 2014

    Recently, the state of Arizona was awarded a Preschool Development Grant by the U.S. Department of Education to help enhance the infrastructure to provide high-quality preschool programs throughout … Read More

  • Celebrate the Past and Empower our Students for the Future During Hispanic Heritage Season

    October 10, 2014

    Author: Grace Maseda

    October 10, 2014

    Hispanic Heritage season is celebrated annually September 15 – October 15. All across Arizona and Florida, communities come together to celebrate the diversity and richness that Hispanics, hailing … Read More

  • Instilling a Love of Literacy Through Dramatic Play

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2014

    Learning to read is one of the most important skills that every child needs to master in order to build a foundation for academic success.   In fact, emergent literacy and language acquisition during … Read More

  • Read On Arizona Encourages all Arizonans to Read 20 minutes Per Day to Build Reading Skills and Prevent the “Summer Slide”

    July 1, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 1, 2014

    Read On Arizona Encourages all Arizonans to Read 20 minutes Per Day to Build Reading Skills and Prevent the “Summer Slide”

    The school year has ended, and the long, hot Arizona summer is here. In … Read More

  • Starting the Early Childhood Assessment Conversation

    May 12, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2014

    In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are critical to a child’s healthy development.  Ensuring young children have access to high-quality early … Read More

  • National Attention Focused on Importance of Early Education

    February 20, 2014

    Author: Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Program Director, Early Childhood Education Initiatives

    February 20, 2014

    On Friday, January 17, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan spending bill for fiscal year 2014 with an almost $1.5 billion increase in early education.  As a foundation focused on creating … Read More

  • A Hope for the Future

    January 3, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 3, 2014

    "Our hope is to help every child receive high quality early literacy education.  We are working with parents, neighborhoods and early care providers to build the foundation for the future academic … Read More

  • Early Literacy and Arizona's Common Core Standards

    June 28, 2013

    Author: Terri Clark, Arizona Literacy Director

    June 28, 2013

    Reading is the foundational skill for all school-based learning, and a child's ability to read proficiently at third grade is a strong predictor of future academic success. Those who do are much more … Read More

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