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Welcome

Welcome to the Early Learning Success Blog. This is a place for sharing thoughts and ideas that support the field of early childhood.

I have worked with families and children for over 30 years. I am passionate about quality care and education for our young children. Please read more about me and my professional accomplishments on the About Us page.

The intent of this blog is to engage in thoughtful conversation that discusses important issues for early childhood professionals. The topics of the articles will include current research in the field of early childhood, best practices that support children, and activities and ideas that are purposeful and intentional in addressing all domains of development.

We welcome your professional comments and ideas that will continue to support the field of early childhood.

Nancy

Math and Literacy Ideas for Fall

Early childhood educators and care providers spend much of their time every day helping children develop math and literacy skills. This knowledge and skill development is crucial for school readiness and success. Preschool math skills [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Categories: Resources, Trending|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman was a real person who traveled across large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia, planting apple trees as he went. He [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrate Johnny Appleseed

Falling into Fun!

Do we ever have enough ideas? Here are some great ideas to get into the swing of fall! Some of these ideas are so good, they are repeats from previous posts! And they all support [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Resources, Trending|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Falling into Fun!

STEM Programming for Early Childhood

Janice Morrison (TIES STEM education monograph series, attributes of STEM education, 2006) outlined several functions of a STEM education. She suggested that students should be: • Problem-solvers – able to define questions and problems, design [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Resources, Trending|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on STEM Programming for Early Childhood

Day-to-Day Care of Young Children’s Brains, Part 2

Early childhood educators spend critical time with the children in their care and program. Being intentional and purposeful in the learning activities and experiences should support all areas of development. Although this article was intended [...]

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Resources, Trending|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Day-to-Day Care of Young Children’s Brains, Part 2