Yearly Archives: 2020

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Physical Health and Motor Development Domain

Early Learning Success Curriculum Manual, pages 58-60 From the time a baby is born until they reach early adulthood, they are continuing to physically grow and develop. The Physical and Motor developmental domain provides information and guidance in helping children develop the physical muscle strength and coordination needed to accomplish the many tasks required of [...]

By | December 22nd, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Physical Health and Motor Development Domain

Creativity and the Arts Domain

Early Learning Success Manual, pages 52-54 Creativity and the Arts domain is about experiencing creative activities and art materials. Young children use sensory activities to experience the materials in their world. As children get older, they begin to gain understanding through participating in the process, eventually moving from ‘process’ to ‘project’ orientated activities. Children bring [...]

By | December 17th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Creativity and the Arts Domain

Cognitive Development in Young Children

Early Learning Success Manual, pages 55-57 The Cognitive Development domain focuses on a child’s curiosity about the world around them, and how they make sense of it.  From infants and toddlers learning about the world through their senses, to preschoolers just beginning to use information in complex ways, to school-agers who are acquiring a large [...]

By | December 10th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Cognitive Development in Young Children

Social & Emotional Domain

Early Learning Success Manual, pages 39-41 The Social and Emotional Development domain examines how children understand their feelings and the feelings of others, how they feel about themselves, how they develop relationships and interact with others, and how they learn the skills necessary to negotiate the world around them. Positive social and emotional development is [...]

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Language & Literacy Domain

Early Learning Success Manual, pages 47-50 Very young children are amazed with all the new experiences they are having in their world!  Everything they can explore through their five senses – see, hear, taste, feel and smell, are new building blocks to help them explore and understand the environment. They can spend an enormous amount [...]

By | November 19th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Language & Literacy Domain

Developmental Domains In-Depth

In early childhood, we understand that children develop as a whole within the context of their families and communities. But we also understand that the development of skills are grouped into domains of development. These commonly understood domains of development are used by states, territories, and Head Start to create early learning standards which are [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Developmental Domains In-Depth

The Early Childhood Educator Role, Curriculum, and the Domains of Development

The previous Blog article talked about how the role of the early childhood educator/provider has changed over the decades. This is in part due to the large number of children in childcare programs and the increased requirement for these children to be ready for school. In order to provide the education and care that a [...]

By | November 5th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on The Early Childhood Educator Role, Curriculum, and the Domains of Development

Changing Roles in Early Childhood education and care

Take a moment to reflect on what you did when you were 4 & 5, and the expectations adults had for you. For myself, I spent my early years being cared for by my mom. My days were filled with exploration, discovery, creativity and invention.  I played inside and out most of the day. I [...]

By | October 22nd, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Changing Roles in Early Childhood education and care

Fall Leaves – Nature’s Free Learning Materials!

Do you remember how fun it was to scrunch along in piles of leaves?  Do you remember how they smelled when you rolled in them?  Do you remember how you used to marvel at their colors?  Having young children around helps us to rekindle these feelings, thoughts and smells.   Fall leaves are a natural and [...]

By | September 10th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Fall Leaves – Nature’s Free Learning Materials!

Benefits of “Repetitive Reading” for Children

This year's schooling may be somewhat up in the air. But, we can continue to foster positive reading skills using intentional and purposeful strategies through a process called 'repetitive reading'. Children love to have stories read to them over and over! There are many reasons for this – it may be that they love the [...]

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