When Parents Speak, They’re Heard

Feb 2, 202202 min read
When Parents Speak, They’re Heard
Last week, Stand for Children Louisiana partnered with Louisiana Policy Institute for Children to host a virtual Parent Advocacy Training as part of Louisiana’s Early Ed Month. The Training was a huge success and 2018 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the event’s facilitator Kimberly Eckert summed it up incredibly well: So much fantastic […]

Drawing Inspiration from Miami

Nov 10, 202103 min read
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend three inspirational days visiting and learning from the Miami-Dade County Public School System ( Two members of Stand’s staff were invited to join the educational trip and joined EBR Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse, members of the EBR School Board, as well as business and community leaders. […]

We Could All Use a Little Escape

Sep 8, 202102 min read
I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe as we continue to recover from Hurricane Ida. I know things haven’t been easy for any of us lately but, in times of crisis, our children can be especially affected. Research shows that reading is an excellent method of therapy for our little ones; […]

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Jul 19, 202103 min read
As a veteran teacher with more than twenty years classroom experience, I am often asked by parents and caregivers how they can assist in readying young children for kindergarten. I can’t overemphasize the importance of the kindergarten year and how vital it is for young learners. Research shows that brain development is faster in the […]