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Approaches to learning…. What does this mean?

Early learning standards look at what a child should know or be able to do based on common development domains. One of the domains is ‘Approaches to Learning’. When educators talk about ‘approaches to learning’, they are referring to the attitudes, behaviors and learning styles children (and adults) use in social situations, in acquiring information [...]

By | May 2nd, 2019|Resources|Comments Off on Approaches to learning…. What does this mean?

Weather Ideas for Spring

Many of us wait all winter for spring! This year I think we may be even more anxious as we try to wait out the end of Winter! As you plan for Spring, here are some great weather ideas that support the developmental domains for early childhood. The Early Learning Success Unit of Study Weather [...]

By | March 7th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Weather Ideas for Spring

Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth” Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Seasons of a Tree - Helping Children become "Stewards of the Earth", highlighting the final two developmental domains. Please refer to Part 1 and Part 2 to see how all the domains can support children in becoming caretakers and advocates of our Earth. This is great to do for [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth” Part 3

Seasons of a Tree: Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth”, Part 2

This blog article is Part 2 of a 3-part series on being a “Steward of the Earth”. Part 1 defines what a ‘Steward of the Earth’ is, and how we can help children become one. Read Part 1 at http://earlylearningsuccess.net/seasons-tree-helping-children-become-stewards-earth-part-1/ Part 2 continues to explore how to become a ‘Steward of the Earth’ through more developmental [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree: Helping Children become “Stewards of the Earth”, Part 2

Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

This blog article is Part 1 of a 3-part series on being a “Steward of the Earth”. 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 [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Seasons of a Tree – Helping Children become ‘Stewards of the Earth’, Part 1

Spring-y Ideas

Spring is just around the corner! The following ideas highlight a developmental domain while encouraging children to explore spring activities. 1. Grass Heads – In honor of Earth Day – April 2 Developmental Domain: Cognitive Development – Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving Children use senses to explore materials and the environment; they express wonder about [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring-y Ideas

Learning through Fall Activities

Learning is happening for children all day, every day in every thing they do! There are so many fun activities to do with children in the Fall.  It is important to remember that with each activity, developmental domains and skills are being addressed! Ghostly Toast Fun Halloween Snack Make ghost stencils from cardboard – size of [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Learning through Fall Activities

Easy Fall Ideas that Support Development

Are there ever enough ideas? Below are some easy-to-do things that are great fall activities, AND take little prep or materials! Fall Finger Play Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Language & Literacy; Creativity & the Arts Autumn winds begin to blow (blow). Colored leaves fall fast and slow (move hands to show falling leaves) Twirling, whirling [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Easy Fall Ideas that Support Development

What is ‘Curriculum’ in the field of Early Childhood Education?

In early childhood education and care, the word curriculum means different things to different people. It can mean a philosophy, a program, an approach, or a set of specific materials and activities that are purchased as a boxed curriculum.  Here are a couple examples of commonly understood definitions: ·       “The curriculum consists of the knowledge [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on What is ‘Curriculum’ in the field of Early Childhood Education?

Spring-y Activities

Developmental Domain: Cognitive Development - Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving Children use senses to explore materials and the environment; they express wonder about the natural world; and they make predictions about objects and natural events. Grass-y Heads Materials: Old pair of nylon legs Grass seed Soil Small plastic containers (jar or cleaned cat food tins), [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Spring-y Activities