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Going To School

A Ready To Learn Service of the Educational Services Department of Alabama Public Television designed for parents and child care professionals serving children, ages three to five years old. It is delivered as either a 10-part series of 30 minute programs for Broadcast Distance Learning or a 10-part series for Face-to-Face Training. It presents current and practical advice on supporting children’s early learning for school readiness and success.

Video Segments for Going To School

101. Going To School

Length: 26:43

The information in this guide is based on the research of Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey and others who have studied for many years how children develop.

102. The Seven Essentials

Length: 26:45

This section introduces parents and others who are important in the life of a child to the seven essentials that Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey developed based on their research on how best to prepare children for going to school.

103. Encourage, Mentor, Rehearse

Length: 26:45

Mentoring, encouraging and rehearsing are three of “The Seven Essentials” that this section examines more closely.

104. Guide and Limit, Protect, Celebrate

Length: 26:45

Knowing when to “put your foot down” and when to give children some “space” is one of the most difficult things parents have to wrestle with throughout childhood and adolescence.

105. Parents, Families, and Schools

Length: 26:46

When a child enters school, his family enters school right along with him. While it is possible for a child to succeed in school without parent involvement, it is not very likely.

106. How to Prepare for Big School

Length: 26:48

The first day of “big school” is one filled with excitement and possible anxiety for a child AND the parents!

107. Teachers and Friends: Academic and Social Sides of School

Length: 26:48

In today’s school, expectations of what children are to know have been extended, and this has created pressures for teachers, children and parents.

108. Language: The Key to Learning

Length: 26:46

The information in this guide is based on the research of Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey and others who have studied for many years how children develop.

109. Your Unique Child

Length: 26:43

Parents are lucky to see their child grow and become an individual, not a carbon copy of anyone, but a unique person.

110. The Ten Hallmarks

Length: 26:43

Research studies have repeatedly shown there are certain hallmarks that almost all successful students share.

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