Raising Awareness for Vulnerable Children

Thrive by Five

By Kristin Blalock | September 20, 2021

We’ve been blogging about education this month, but that doesn’t limit us to exploring only school-related issues. Learning begins at birth, long before a child’s first day of Kindergarten. Early childhood education, defined as the period from birth to age five, is vitally important for child development. And child development is linked to future outcomes…

Consistent. Calm. CASA.

By Kristin Blalock | September 13, 2021

Students require a sense of security to do their best at school. After all, it’s impossible to concentrate when you’re consumed by fear and anxiety. Pressing needs, like hunger or pain, can outweigh learning objectives.    Most children are safe at school. Their primary needs are met. They have adult supervision. Security measures are in place.…

School is a Lifeline

By Kristin Blalock | September 1, 2021

The back-to-school season invokes a sense of new beginnings. This year, there is renewed excitement because so many students are returning to in-person classes. Some look forward to reconnecting with friends. Many hope this school year brings a sense of normalcy. And yet, others seek relief.  After all, school is a lifeline for kids living…