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Beyond the Numbers: 
Missing Students: A Bigger, Younger Problem Than We Think
Rae Pica with  Hedy N. Chang, Kim Nauer, Sarah Sparks



Most teachers and parents have no idea how big of a problem absenteeism is in the early grades,  nor the impact it has on classrooms and children for years to come.  Moreover, a recent study found that most schools have no early warning system to detect chronic absenteeism before it becomes a significant problem. Find out what you need to know and what you can do.

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Changing Childhood: 
Why Kids Aren't Going Out to Play, Why They Should
Rae Pica with  Dr. Kwame Brown, Dr. Mary Rivkin and Catherine Holecko 



Today there are many  reasons why children are spending more time indoors than out. In this segment our guests explore the reasons, the results and make some recommendations for correcting the imbalance.

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Finding the  Balance:
At What Age Should Young Children Be Exposed to Classroom Competition?
Rae Pica with Terry Orlick, PhD, Marc Warnke, and Catherine Holecko



Some children's games are competitive while others are collaborative. There are some educators who believe young children should not be exposed to win/lose games. Others say competitive games prepare young children for the realities of life. Tune in to listen to the rationale for both views.

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Finding the  Balance:
5 Ways Technology May Adversely Alter Child Development
Rae Pica with Cris Rowan, OT, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D. and Fran Simon



The ubiquity, application and use of technology in early childhood continue to expand. How is technology impacting child development? How much is too much? Who is best suited to define the proper balance for children? Our guests offer research, expert assessment and advice.

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Getting it Right:
Should You Have a Bachelors Degree to Work With Young Children? Maybe, Maybe Not
Rae Pica with  Dr. Valora Washington, Marcy Whitebook, Ph.D., & Sarah Garland



Most would agree that educating young children requires some specialized knowledge. Today we ask, is a child development credential enough or should a bachelors degree be required for all those who work with educating young children?

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