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Strategies for Helping Children Develop Positive Social Skills…. Focus on Feelings First

Children need direct teaching and lots of practice when learning new skills.  Caregivers can model the behaviors that are expected, but sometimes they need to specifically talk about or demonstrate the new skill they want their children to learn.  There are many great books that help caregivers talk with children about feelings and behaviors that [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Strategies for Helping Children Develop Positive Social Skills…. Focus on Feelings First

What!!!! Bullying in Preschoolers??!!!!

It is in the news almost daily…. kids bullying other kids.  Most of us assume bullying behaviors start in elementary school and carry on or accelerate during the teen years.  But, unfortunately, child care settings are where many children first observe or experience early forms of “bullying behaviors”.  If not addressed, this behavior can continue [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What!!!! Bullying in Preschoolers??!!!!

Peace Keepers – ELS Unit of Study that Supports Developing ‘Personal Power’

Positive self-esteem ….. Membership in a group or community ….. Successful communication skills ….. Celebrating and inviting diversity ….. These are all components to develop Positive Personal Power. This Early Learning Success Unit of Study is an introduction to the development of Positive Personal Power. Children and adults that are able to develop, recognize and [...]

By | January 30th, 2020|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Peace Keepers – ELS Unit of Study that Supports Developing ‘Personal Power’

Tis the Season of Giving

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 Children Learn the [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Resources, Trending|Comments Off on Tis the Season of Giving

Part 2: Approaches to Learning, Temperament, and School Readiness

How does the Approaches to Learning domain and Temperament impact 'school readiness'? In order to answer that question, we need to define “school readiness”. The National Education Association defines school readiness as the “academic knowledge, independence, communication and social skills children need to do well in school”, defined as: • Academic knowledge – children have [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|Trending, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Part 2: Approaches to Learning, Temperament, and School Readiness

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|Comments Off on Pamper Yourself – You Deserve It!

‘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

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

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!

Five Strategies for a Successful Circle Time

There are many different opportunities for children to learn all day long. Some of the activities are independent and child led, others are interactive and more teacher-led. Circle time is a great time to help children develop many different skills from interactions with others to language and literacy skills. Being prepared can help group time [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Strategies for a Successful Circle Time