Yearly Archives: 2020

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Living in Today’s Stressful World

Living in Today’s Stressful World 3-Part Blog Series on Stress Part 2: Stress on Children in Child Care We all continue to feel the stress in our world and daily lives. It is important to remember that children are continually gathering information from what is happening around them. A case in point, when my children [...]

By | August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living in Today’s Stressful World

Living in Today’s Stressful World 3-Part Blog Series on Stress Part 1: Stress and Child Care Workers and Programs We are all living through a very stressful time in our country, and the world at large. There are a variety of mental health, situational, and economic issues that are leading to increased levels of stress [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|Resources, Trending|0 Comments

Non-Toxic Pest Control

Repost Now is the time you may be noticing ‘uninvited’ 6-legged guests in your kitchen, bathrooms or other areas.  Most solutions to an ant invasion involve very toxic chemicals.  Try the tip below if you are overrun by those pesky critters. Non-Toxic Ant Remedy Ingredients 1 – 72 ounce box of instant grits per acre [...]

By | July 21st, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Non-Toxic Pest Control

Power Camp A Curriculum to Support Social & Emotional Learning

Repost from August 2019 The Power Camp curriculum is a special resource from Early Learning Success, LLC that will help children develop 'positive personal power' to help them be successful in school, with peers, and in live. In this time of social injustices, it is important that children learn how to support and celebrate everyone [...]

By | June 26th, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Power Camp A Curriculum to Support Social & Emotional Learning

Strategies for Helping Children Develop Positive Social Skills…. Focus on Feelings First

Children need direct teaching and lots of practice when learning new skills.  Caregivers can model the behaviors that are expected, but sometimes they need to specifically talk about or demonstrate the new skill they want their children to learn.  There are many great books that help caregivers talk with children about feelings and behaviors that [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Strategies for Helping Children Develop Positive Social Skills…. Focus on Feelings First

What!!!! Bullying in Preschoolers??!!!!

It is in the news almost daily…. kids bullying other kids.  Most of us assume bullying behaviors start in elementary school and carry on or accelerate during the teen years.  But, unfortunately, child care settings are where many children first observe or experience early forms of “bullying behaviors”.  If not addressed, this behavior can continue [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What!!!! Bullying in Preschoolers??!!!!

What is SEL, and why it is so important for children

This article was first published in the ELS Newsletter, Fall 2019. In light of what is happening in our country, this is important for children today. The acronym SEL is a current topic in many articles related to early childhood education. So, what does it stand for, and why is this important for today’s children?SEL [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is SEL, and why it is so important for children

Yikes!!! My child is doing ….

Part 2: How do caregivers support development? Understanding that children develop at their own pace, and through a pretty consistent pattern is very important for anyone working with young children. Sometimes just KNOWING that the child is not being ‘naughty’ but actually working very hard to master a new skill can give caregivers an entirely [...]

By | May 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yikes!!! My child is doing ….

Yikes!!!! My Child is Doing……

Part 1 on Child Development Tired of picking toys or items off of the floor after your 13 month old drops them from their high chair tray?Wondering why your 2 year old ALWAYS has to dump out ALL of the toys?Losing patience with your 3 year old that insists on trying to zip his own [...]

By | May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yikes!!!! My Child is Doing……

Early Learning Success Spring Units

The Early Learning Success curriculum is a 'standards based' approach that supports each child's development, is easily adaptable to most settings, uses materials that are commonly found in early learning environments, and is very affordable. Check out the Units of Study that will make Spring come alive! Baby Animals BirdsCaterpillarsEarth WiseFarm AnimalsFrogsGardeningMudSpringSpringing UpStewards of the EarthThe [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Early Learning Success Spring Units