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Jan 29, 2024

Valentine’s Day typically involves roses, chocolates, dining out and lots of romance. However, Kansas State University child development specialist Bradford Wiles says it can also be a time for kindness. He says Valentine’s Day celebrates love and kindness is a key component of love. Wiles discusses how parents can...


Dec 11, 2023

Child Care Aware of Kansas reports a lack of educators is one of the primary barriers to filling childhood care openings in Kansas. As part of a grant-funded project, Kansas State University is working to rebuild the state’s early childhood care and education work force. Associate dean for academic and faculty affairs...


Nov 27, 2023

Intergenerational connections can help both older adults and children feel cared for and valued. Research shows that intergenerational programs increase self-esteem and feelings of well-being for both older adults and children. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says...


Aug 14, 2023

Since 2017, the Kansas Department for Children and Families reports that the state has lost 5,044 childcare slots – an overall loss of 6% – and 84,000 slots are currently needed to meet the demand for childcare. According to K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles, there are many...


Jul 24, 2023

Teachers play an important role in a child’s education. However, a parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. Research shows support from the child’s family is critical to success. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist, Bradford Wiles, describes parental involvement as an effort to...