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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

Tis the Season of Giving

Reposted from 12/16 Teaching children to be generous and caring can help ensure a peaceful and supportive environment where all children grow and develop to their maximum potential. This is not only a great environment for children, but also for the adults that work in it… win-win for all! The following excerpt from ‘4 Ways [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on Tis the Season of Giving

Lasting Change in Practice Positively Impacts Children

We live in a world that is ever changing… some things are for the better, some things are questionable!  Good or bad, there have been a lot of changes regarding expectations for children entering school. Remembering back 25 years, when children entered kindergarten the focus was on getting along with other children, learning to listen [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Lasting Change in Practice Positively Impacts Children

Smooth Transitions are a Must

Do you sometimes find that transition times turn into complete chaos? It is just as important to have an idea or to plan for your transitions as to plan for the upcoming activity. Having smooth transitions can lead into better and more engaging learning activities.  Here are some great ideas to help you be successful [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Smooth Transitions are a Must

Pamper Yourself – You Deserve It!

Reposted from February 2016 - 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 14th, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on Pamper Yourself – You Deserve It!

Supporting Children in School Readiness

Getting ready for school is a big job for any preschooler, but the everyday experiences of your family are the foundation of school readiness. School readiness is defined as the skills, knowledge, behaviors and accomplishments that children know and can do as they enter kindergarten in the following areas of child development: social and emotional [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Trending|Comments Off on Supporting Children in School Readiness

How Observation Impacts Practice

Article written by guest blogger, Jennifer Barshack Research on brain development and best practices in early childhood education has demonstrated that how a child learns in the early years, approximately from birth to five years, is critical to her/his later success in school, and in life. This includes all the developmental domains -  cognitive, social/emotional, [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Resources|Comments Off on How Observation Impacts Practice