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Early childhood education -- Activity programs, School children -- Family relationships, Community and school, School children -- Special days


Editors’ Note: As early childhood educators, you know that many children’s family networks expand to relatives beyond parents or siblings, include important friends and neighbors, and stretch across states, countries, or oceans. Here, Will Parnell, Ellie Justice, and Laure Pearson Patrick offer an engaging alternative to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations; this year, consider celebrating a Friends and Family Day to help all children—and all families—feel like valued members of your learning community.


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