Eastside News is published six times a year by the Goodman Community Center. We publish super-local news and information about events, issues, resources and programs at Goodman and in our community on the east side of Madison.
More than 12,000 copies of this 24-page paper are mailed directly to households in Goodman's service area, as well as over 5,000 to subscribers throughout the city. Copies are also available at several area businesses and at the Goodman Center. The newspaper is written and produced primarily by GCC staff and volunteers. Our advertisers' support makes publishing this valued community resource possible.
January / February Cover Story
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Serious About Play
Social emotional learning gives little ones at Goodman a solid foundation for learning and life
By Kristin Groth, Eastside News
After visiting Ms. Judy and Miss Patience’s room with 10 busy 3- and 4-year-olds at Goodman, you would never make the mistake of thinking early childhood education is “babysitting.” Oh no. They are in the business of teaching children how to learn. And it’s a successful business.
When Abby started at Goodman, she was a tornado of emotions, sweeping everything off shelves and running out of the room screaming. But with calm and consistency, our teachers gave her language and tools to manage her emotions. Before long, she felt safe, settled in, and was ready to play.
Judy, who has taught for 40 years, explained, "We focus on recognizing and managing emotions so they’re ready for cognitive learning in 4K. Right now, they’re learning how to play cooperatively, to find solutions to problems and to be independent. They learn it all through play."Read More
“I've been reading Eastside News for years, but recently it's become even more important to me as I search for positive news to offset all the, well, you know. You not only highlight the many great things that are happening at GCC, but you do it in a way that prominently features the faces and names of people of color. This is so important, and I know it reflects the reality of the staff and participants at GCC - as well as the reality of our community.”
Residences in approximately a 2-mile radius of the Goodman Community Center receive a copy sent to "RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER." The paper is also mailed directly to donors and supporters of Goodman.
Eastside News is available at the Goodman Community Center and at Pinney, Hawthorne and Monona libraries. You can also find it at Jenifer Street Market, Willy Street Co-op East and North, Garver Feed Mill, Community Pharmacy, Brothers Three Bar & Grill, Kwik Trip (401 N. Third St. and 3528 E. Washington Ave.), Dexter's Pub and the Warner Park Community Center.
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