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parental fatigue

Always Tired? It Might Be Parental Fatigue

Caring for a special needs child is a full-time job. As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, you already know this, and you likely feel the strain. Parental fatigue, or parental burnout, can leave you feeling drained and like a shell of your...
messy kids

Messy Children – Let Them Make a Mess

Mess, is such a scary word to some of us. Messy children and making a mess are part of any quality childcare program. But also making a mess is such an important tool for your young one.  Making a mess gives your children benefits such as: Fine...
First Day of Preschool

First Day of Preschool

Starting something new isn’t always easy. Some of us as adults have a hard time starting new things so you could only imagine the feeling as a child. Preschool is often a big first for both parent and child. Hunting for the right preschool isn’t...
planting seeds in the classroom

Planting Seeds in the Classroom

Planting seeds in the classroom adds beauty and allows childcare classrooms to have nature in our classroom environments. In addition to this, there are amazing benefits to planting seeds in the classroom! One really big thing that planting in your...
patience with young children

Patience with Young Children

Having patience with young children and kids is something that definitely needs to be in the back of everybody’s mind. If you don’t remember to stay calm and be patient it's possible a child may not want to be so outgoing and friendly in the...
toddler fine motor skills

Toddler Fine Motor Skills

Hello parents! Sometimes it seems easier to put your child in front of the TV or an iPad to watch their favorite show. I know as parents you try your hardest. Did you know by just letting children sit in front of devices they aren't using practicing...
the importance of play in early childhood education

Importance of Play in Early Childhood

Play is one of the most important ways children learn and develop. The importance of play in early childhood has been studied and tested over the years. Learning through play is absolutely necessary and fun for children at this age as it supports their...
positive self reflection

Growing into a Positive Self Reflection

There are so many questions on how to gain and grow a positive self-reflection. As you know self-reflection is based on your life experiences and how they have either helped you grow or changed you throughout your lifetime. Growing from children into...
importance of routines with young children

Importance of Routines with Young Children

When I started my teaching career, I knew the importance of routines with young children, and transitioning is the most important thing you can have in the classroom.  I believe that children of all ages thrive on a daily routine in the...
Outdoor play

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Encouraging outdoor play is important in early childhood education. Playing outside gives children an outlet to express themselves, while also burning off some of their energy. Young children are able to explore a natural environment, take risks,...