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How children learn best is not always a fit with teaching methods. Dr. Joanne Foster offers advice to parents who want to support their child's learning.

On Saturday, June 8, West End will again participate in this year's Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Sign up to support your favorite West End program by forming a team, joining an existing team, or participating independently. Receive a free t-shirt when you donate at least $30, and earn a chance to win a prize for every $50 you raise or contribute. Click here to check out our event page.

The mission of West End Neighborhood House, Inc. (West End) is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, reach and maintain their maximum potential, and live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community and complex world
About West End Neighborhood House
Since 1883, West End Neighborhood House (West End) has provided assistance to help customers become self-sufficient through outcomes-driven programming, utilizing innovative solutions to resolve complex social challenges…

West End will again participate in this year's Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Sign up to support your favorite West End program by forming a team, join an existing team, or participate independently. Receive a free t-shirt when you donate at least $30, and earn a chance to win a prize for every $50 you raise or donate. Click here to check out our event page and get started!

For World Poetry Day, see these quotes from famous poets about motherhood, family and children.

Flu season has officially arrived. Although you have taken every precaution to keep you and your family healthy, there is always a chance someone will get sick—and that someone could be you! Here are a few simple tips for getting your family through the flu with as little disruption to your daily life as possible.

Between 18-36 months, so much happens developmentally that it's easy to lose sight of the objective. The long-term goal here is cultivating self-control in the child, not parental control of the child. Through your words and your own behavior during this period, you are teaching the basics of judgment and control that will work not only when you are present, but hopefully when you are not, as in those teen years.

By The Goddard School • August 15th, 2013
Jack Maypole, MD
Infants and toddlers are like wobbly ninjas, focused maniacally on tasting and mouthing items from coins to blocks to the odd flotsam and jetsam that lives on living room floors. Parents know to beware, to police an area well…as you never know what they’ll pop in their mouth next. Infant and toddler oral fixation is…

Governor Carney took office on January 17, 2017 focused on making Delaware's economy more competitive, preparing Delaware's children to succeed, and building a long-term, sustainable financial plan. One year since his Inauguration as Delaware's 47th Governor, here's how Governor Carney is working for Delawareans.

Simple, play-based activities you can do with your infant to help him or her develop motor and learning skills

By The Goddard School • December 18th, 2018
Help your kids get a sense of life in other countries by introducing them to a variety of holiday rituals celebrated around the globe during this time of year
Here are a few examples to get your crew exploring different cultures—maybe you’ll even create a new family tradition !
Ethiopia: Here, many families celebrate Christmas on January 7—though most people actually refer to the holiday as either Genna or Ganna, after a hockey-like game that…

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

Not sure what to pack your little one each day? Here are five easy lunches to help you out!

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.

We’ve been told our little boys are naturally more active and aggressive, our girls innately more caring and cooperative—but some experts beg to differ.

Swinging around your city comes with some challenges and some joys. Every day our public transit systems are innovating in ways that make the journeys we go on more efficient, more pleasant or ideally, both. Sometimes it’s easy to see what your city’s transit needs, but it’s what you may not think of that could be the real future of public transit. Fortunately, finding inspiration is…

A Waycross boy who nearly lost the ability to walk is striding toward his future thanks to a new procedure at Nemours Children's Specialty Care.

Logan Houser: "With me doing all this stuff, it kind of shows that no matter what you have, you can push through it and get through life however you

By The Goddard School • January 29th, 2014
By Jack Maypole, MD
Gravity sucks (well, actually, it pulls). If you are an infant or toddler
anyway, it remains one of the greatest challenges you face. One does not need to be a phrenologist to know that the noggins of our littlest children get bumpy as they are knocked and bonked with zillions of pratfalls and tumbles each day. The question is: when is it serious? When should these kids be seen by a…

By The Goddard School • November 8th, 2013
You may have heard the term ‘world schooling’ recently. World schooling uses travel to teach children about the planet and world cultures. As the use of technology increases, the world has become more interconnected, and one country’s problems can affect our personal lives
An early educational experience should include a global perspective. At The Goddard School, we provide…