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Spring Is On Its Way!

Spring is coming soon and we’re very excited. Our groups here at ECDA have been going just great! We’ve met new friends in some of our groups and we’re excited to start making memories with them. To...

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Spring Party at ECDA

Last week we had a lot of fun in our groups celebrating Spring and learning about Passover. In our groups the Spring Bunny came to visit the kids and hid eggs for them to find with cute stickers and...

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Caterpillar Transformation at ECDA

We’re so excited for our groups next week! You may be wondering “why?” It’s because we will be able to interact with live caterpillars! We ordered several caterpillar kits and they will be here next...

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Dropper Painting at ECDA

This week in our groups we had a really fun art activity for the children to do. They painted using plastic droppers. This project allowed the children to practice their fine motor skills by pinching...

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Spring Preschool Education Series

 It’s Spring and that means the Parents Education League of LA (PEL) is gearing up for their Preschool Education Series!  One of our wonderful moms, Amy Walia-Fazio, is a board member of the Parents...

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The Butterflies Are Here!

We have exciting news this week here at ECDA! We’ve been very excited and patiently waiting for our little caterpillars to complete their transformation. The caterpillars finally emerged from their...

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Introducing: Daddy and Me Group!

We would like to introduce our a new group here at ECDA! We now have a DADDY AND ME GROUP! It is a group program for fathers with infants and toddlers (ages 1.5-3) to promote healthy bonding. The group...

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New Mommy and Me Group at ECDA

We are now accepting applications to register for our new Mommy and Me baby group here at ECDA! Our Mommy and Me groups promote healthy bonding and relationships between mother and child. We have many...

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Ren’s Mommy’s Finger Food Recipe

Recipe for Rice and Vegetable Finger Food 1 sweet potato Handful of kale, broccoli, or other vegetable Quinoa or brown rice ( approx 2 cups- depends on how many balls you want to make) 2 tsp coconut...

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Why Development of Fine Motor Skills Is So Important

There are two types of motor skills, gross motor skills and fine motor skills. In this post, we focus on fine motor skills. These motor skills deal with the small movements of the body, such as in the...

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New Preschool Prep Group

We would like to announce that we will be starting a new Preschool Prep group in the fall! This is a special group program for children ages 2 to 3.5 years old. The Preschool Prep group will focus on...

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Teddy Bear Picnic!

We are super excited for our upcoming Teddy Bear Picnic event! For the last two weeks we have been preparing and getting ready for our fun picnic. June is Teddy Bear month at ECDA, and we have...

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Marilee Prepares to Visit Her Grandchildren!

Our director here at ECDA, Marilee Hartling, is visiting her family in Virginia and she stopped by the Hollywood Pump Station to get gifts for her grandchild! Marilee bought the Little Hands Music...

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Baby Olivia Loved Her Developmental Toys!

Marilee is back from her trip and had so much fun visiting her grandbaby and family! Baby Olivia loved her developmental toys. Some of the toys included developmental musical instruments. Music,...

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Preschool Assessment: Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?

Our Preschool Prep Group focuses on the skills that will be needed for each child who is transitioning to preschool program in the Fall.  Many of the children who have grown up in our infant and...

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Identifying Children Who May Benefit From a Consultation

One of the most frequently asked questions by parents,  teachers , school  directors , and principals is this:  How do we know when a child needs a consultation or assessment?  Here are a few signs to...

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ECDA Guest Speaker: Cynthia Epps

 We recently  enjoyed having  guest speaker Cynthia Epps,  infant/toddler feeding specialist,  here to give us some tips about  feeding our toddlers and specifically how to deal with  ” Toddler Food...

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Parent-Infant Attunement Part I

  Baby Olivia Hartling Parent-Infant Attunement  Part I Attunement is the term used to describe parents’ reactiveness to their babies’ moods and emotions. Ways we are attuned to our infant and young...

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Parent-Infant Attunement Part II

Marisa Hartling and her baby Olivia Parent-Infant Attunement -Part II Psychologists suggest that communication begins with careful listening and the concept of “attunement.” This term is used to...

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Parent-Infant Attunement Part III

 Jeremy Hartling and his baby Olivia Parent-Infant Attunement Part III Learning to be “attuned” to each individual child is a process of trial and error that takes time and effort. No parent or...

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