Nancy Dougherty

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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|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living in Today’s Stressful World

Part 3 of a 3-part Series Stress on Families in Today’s Workforce COVID-19 has changed our world in a variety of ways. So many things we took for granted have been put on hold, or may be gone permanently. One of the things impacting families today is the ability to go to work, (when their [...]

By | August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living in Today’s Stressful World

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|Comments Off on Living in Today’s Stressful World

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|Comments Off on Living in Today’s Stressful World

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