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The Making of a Life™ by Gail Conway

The Wind and the Sun An Aesop Fable

The wind and the sun argued one day over which one was the stronger. Spotting a man traveling on the road, they sported a challenge to see which one could remove the coat from the man’s back the quickest.
The wind began. He blew strong gusts of air, so strong that the man could barely walk […]

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Being happy is the most important sign of success

Are we setting policy and developing programming with a clear understanding of what this next generation needs to raise their families and be productive members of our workforce? You be the judge-
I hope you are making the most of the warm summer breezes. Our office is in high gear program planning for the coming year […]

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Fathers and mothers know best (part 1 of 2)

Whether a parent, professional or advocate, you need to be asking about the research and quality behind the ratings of your Quality Rating System. In a couple of short weeks, the State Agencies will finally reveal the details of the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for Illinois…
In a couple of short weeks, the State […]

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Do you have a biter?

Thanks for your overwhelmingly positive response to the email we circulated a few days ago, KEEP KIDDIE CANINES IN CHECK. We were glad so many of you could enjoy a nervous giggle about such a serious and frustrating topic that gets our youngest children kicked out of school. Biting is a serious matter and children’s […]

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All we want to know is, are we doing it right?

Is there a moment in time when we feel that all our love and well-intentioned efforts make a difference in making a life? Early childhood is a complicated time and all we want to know is, are we doing it right? Hard to know, and oh, boy, is it hard to wait 15 years, 20 […]

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