Yearly Archives: 2018

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Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

This blog article is Part 1 of a 3-part series on being a “Steward of the Earth”. April 22 is Earth Day … a day when we clean up our parks, plant trees and flowers, and recycle cans and plastic bottles …. when we talk about how important it is to take care of our [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

Spring-y Ideas

Spring is just around the corner! The following ideas highlight a developmental domain while encouraging children to explore spring activities. 1. Grass Heads – In honor of Earth Day – April 2 Developmental Domain: Cognitive Development – Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving Children use senses to explore materials and the environment; they express wonder about [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring-y Ideas

Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

We can NEVER have enough transition ideas! Not only do great transitions make the day go smoother, children are also gaining different skills and learning through effective transition activities. The first blog article with transition ideas appeared in February 2017. Here are some more ideas to have in your ‘transition bag’. (Thanks goes out to [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transition Ideas for Fun and Learning

Supporting Strong Families and Communities

In light of the latest shootings, it is time to think about how to support and strengthen our families and communities for the sake of our children.  More information on the Strengthening Families model can be found at  http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing The Children’s Bureau (US Department of Health and Human Services) believes that we all want to [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Supporting Strong Families and Communities

Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Many early childhood educators and caregivers use themes for their planning. Children love doing activities that are seasonal or holiday based. It is important to be purposeful and intentional through the use of early learning standards when providing these fun activities. Early learning standards are strength-based, child-focused and tell us what children can do. They [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Cold and Flu Prevention Checklist

This year has been especially bad for the flu and other upper respiratory illnesses. Here are some great tips on how to prevent the spread of these illness. Stay Home If You're Sick We want to teach our kids the importance of working hard, but it's just good sense to stay home from work or [...]

By | January 21st, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Cold and Flu Prevention Checklist

Welcome 2018 with New Goals

Welcome to 2018!! The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on current practices, (personal and professional), and decide what could be done or added to make them even better! Setting goals, and figuring out the steps to achieve them, can help us be more successful. Most of you have heard [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Welcome 2018 with New Goals