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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

Celebrate Earth Day

Post reprinted from April 2017 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 [...]

By | April 15th, 2021|Categories: Resources, Trending|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘Loose Parts’ Play

Play for preschoolers can be teacher-directed by providing specific things to play with such as a store set-up in the dramatic play area, or very open-ended with a bin of ‘loose parts’. Both types of [...]

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Fun for Spring

Here are some fun things to do this spring that promote great learning. Children are naturally curious and interested in the world around them. Help children develop analysis and problem-solving skills by asking open-ended questions [...]

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Lost Childhood – A Time to Play

Do you remember running, jumping, sliding and just go..go..going when you were little?  We were outside and we were active.  Our brains and bodies were being stimulated by all of the play opportunities. Today’s young [...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

Reprint Pamper yourself… just a little every day. At the end of a long day of childcare, take time to relax with one of these bath-soak recipes! Peace of Mind Bath Salts Recipe Ingredients • [...]

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