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Language & Literacy Domain

Early Learning Success Manual, pages 47-50 Very young children are amazed with all the new experiences they are having in their world!  Everything they can explore through their five senses – see, hear, taste, feel and smell, are new building blocks to help them explore and understand the environment. They can spend an enormous amount [...]

By | November 19th, 2020|Resources, Trending|0 Comments

Developmental Domains In-Depth

In early childhood, we understand that children develop as a whole within the context of their families and communities. But we also understand that the development of skills are grouped into domains of development. These commonly understood domains of development are used by states, territories, and Head Start to create early learning standards which are [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Developmental Domains In-Depth

The Early Childhood Educator Role, Curriculum, and the Domains of Development

The previous Blog article talked about how the role of the early childhood educator/provider has changed over the decades. This is in part due to the large number of children in childcare programs and the increased requirement for these children to be ready for school. In order to provide the education and care that a [...]

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Changing Roles in Early Childhood education and care

Take a moment to reflect on what you did when you were 4 & 5, and the expectations adults had for you. For myself, I spent my early years being cared for by my mom. My days were filled with exploration, discovery, creativity and invention.  I played inside and out most of the day. I [...]

By | October 22nd, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Changing Roles in Early Childhood education and care

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|Comments Off on Fall Leaves – Nature’s Free Learning Materials!

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 [...]

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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

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