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Early Childhood Educators and Care Givers - I need your help! Early Learning Success writes a blog every week that supports the work you do with children and families. These articles offer strategies on various topics, resources for educators and providers, and activities to do with children and families. Archived articles can be found on [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|Resources|0 Comments

Pamper Yourself – You Deserve It!

Reposted from February 2017 - Enjoy! The more you take care of yourself, the more you are able to give to the children in your care. When you feel good and are well rested, you are able to: be patient with children, no matter what they spill!; rejoice in their accomplishment, big and not so [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Resources|0 Comments

Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

The ice-y suncatcher has always been one of my favorite activities to do in the winter with my children. I usually do it with things we find in nature (pine cones, sticks, leaves, orange slice etc.) but this time I tried it with crystal gems! The directions are the same so you can try it [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on Ice-y Suncatcher for Winter Fun

Favorite Modeling 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 [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Favorite Modeling Dough Recipes

‘Generosity Jar’ Helps Build Positive Environment

Character Traits for a Positive Environment Thoughtfulness, generosity, and empathy are character traits that will help foster an environment that is peaceful and supportive, and where all children can grow and develop to their maximum potential. The question is, ‘How do we foster these character traits in children?’ Although we generally think that these are [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on ‘Generosity Jar’ Helps Build Positive Environment

‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

New Blog Series – ‘Spotlight on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, I thought it would be helpful to put a ‘Spotlight’ on Units of Study that are perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit will also have a special price of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ on Popcorn & Pajamas Unit of Study

‘Spotligh’t on Animals in Winter Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, I thought it would be helpful to put a ‘Spotlight’ on Units of Study that are perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit will also have a special price of $6.00 for the month! [...]

By | November 1st, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotligh’t on Animals in Winter Unit of Study

Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples

Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is September 26. Here are some apple ideas that can help your group celebrate this fall bounty. Books Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons Counting Apples Cut an apple in half and use to make apple prints On the [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Johnny Appleseed’s Gift of Apples

‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, there are great Units of Study perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit has a special price of $6.00 for the month! The ‘Spotlight Unit’ for July is Fun in the Sun. To try [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ Is On Fun in the Sun Unit of Study

‘Spotlight’ on Picnic Party – June 2018

New Blog Series – ‘Spotlight' on ELS Units! With over 100 Units of Study to choose from in the Early Learning Success curriculum, I thought it would be helpful to put a ‘Spotlight’ on Units of Study that are perfect for the season or month. Each ‘spotlight’ unit will also have a special price of [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Resources|Comments Off on ‘Spotlight’ on Picnic Party – June 2018