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NEW POST AVAILABLE MAY 30:

PREVENTING THE Summer SLIDE

BY MS. VITA BIDDLE,
LEAPPS™ SPECIALIST

News + Events

Preventing the Summer Slide

Almost nothing beats that euphoric feeling that children, parents, (and dare I say, some teachers) feel when those first glorious days of summer begin! It is a time of universal happiness and playfulness. As one day gradually unfolds into the next, tensions and stress seem to melt away like the ice cream seeping down the side of a waffle cone!

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