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Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Many early childhood educators and caregivers use themes for their planning. Children love doing activities that are seasonal or holiday based. It is important to be purposeful and intentional through the use of early learning standards when providing these fun activities. Early learning standards are strength-based, child-focused and tell us what children can do. They [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Activities – Plan with Intention and Purpose

Welcome 2018 with New Goals

Welcome to 2018!! The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on current practices, (personal and professional), and decide what could be done or added to make them even better! Setting goals, and figuring out the steps to achieve them, can help us be more successful. Most of you have heard [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Welcome 2018 with New Goals

Repetitive Reading, Part 2: Resources to Support Literacy

We know that emergent literacy begins at birth and continues to build through experiences that occur in infancy and early childhood. Emergent or early literacy skills refer to the development of listening and language skills that are important for learning to read. Reading to children, singing songs and reciting finger plays, doing puzzles, and scribbling [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Repetitive Reading, Part 2: Resources to Support Literacy

Repetitive Reading, Part 1: The Benefits

Benefits of ‘Repetitive Reading’ for Children Children love to have stories read to them over and over! There are many reasons for this – it may be that they love the story characters, the colors in the pictures, the flow of the words, or even just the joy of being close to you as the [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Repetitive Reading, Part 1: The Benefits

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

Starting Out Right

Every year, many of us commit to do things differently, start new projects or practices, and complete things we have started. this renewal every year helps us to think about what we have done, and how we move forward. This reflective practice is a great example for children as they develop their own skills and [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Starting Out Right