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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

Oodles of Play Dough Recipes

'One Hundred and One Recipes for Fun' is a great collection of fun and messy recipes that can be integrated into your daily planning and activities. These are not my original ideas; I have compiled these recipes over many years of snipping from magazines, borrowing ideas from fellow caregivers, and searching through resource books and internet [...]

By | April 23rd, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Oodles of Play Dough Recipes

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 important it is to take care of our Earth. These are all great ideas but….. far too often they are [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Celebrate Earth Day

Early Childhood Programs Promote Learning Through Play

Play is a very important part of early childhood programs, and should be a major component included every day! Children are learning through all of the activities in which they are involved. The early childhood educator play a variety of roles that enhance play, and ensure that it is ‘intentional and purposeful’. Early Childhood Educator [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Early Childhood Programs Promote Learning Through Play

Safe Guarding All of Us During this COVID19 Outbreak

As we are all concerned with the COVID19 virus outbreak, I wanted you to have the current information from Child Care Aware, the national organization for child care professionals.  Please click on the link below to see the information they are sharing. https://info.childcareaware.org/blog/coronavirus-how-does-it-impact-child-care-providers-and-ccrrs   Other things you can do is make sure you are following [...]

By | March 11th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Safe Guarding All of Us During this COVID19 Outbreak

Setting the Stage for Success

When I am pondering something, there are questions I ask myself in order to find an answer: • What • Why • How These questions work well when thinking about quality in early childhood education and care settings. Quality settings are key in helping children be ready for school. What does ‘setting the stage for [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Setting the Stage for Success

School Readiness Activities

Part II: School Readiness Activities The following activities are from the Minnesota Parent Center, MN PIRC, a project of PACER CENTER. The activities are fun, easy to do, and do not require any special materials. They were written for a parent/child relationship but work equally well for any early childhood situation. Language and emergent literacy [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on School Readiness Activities

What Is School Readiness?

This is the first of a 2-part series. It seems that parents, caregivers, and the community-at-large are often confronted with the idea of ‘school readiness’ and how important it is for our children. Many State’s education departments have dedicated substantial time, effort and money to support school readiness in early childhood so that children are [...]

By | February 14th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on What Is School Readiness?

Taking Care of Yourself

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 • 2 cup fine grain sea salt • 3 tbsp dendritic salt (very fine-grained salt) • ½ teaspoon Rosemary essential oil • [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Taking Care of Yourself