Category: Early Childhood Education

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 & Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills are

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 always easy for the parent with the pressure of making

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 classroom helps children with is learning how to grow foods and to take care of

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 future. It can be hard sometimes to stop and listen

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 their fine motor skills? Toddler fine motor skills

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 learning journey. Also, playing helps build a child’s own self-worth and

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 classroom.  It allows children to transition more easily between activities, like snack time,

New Parents: Early Childhood Education Classes Can Help

Congratulations, new parents! Parenthood is a beautiful and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging and daunting. One of the best things you can do to ensure parental success is to take some early childhood education classes. These classes will provide you with the tools you need to raise your child in a safe

Teacher-Child Interactions, A Two-Way Street

During childhood, there is a dramatic development that includes biological, psychological, and social changes. At the age of about twelve, children have already learned the main life skills; to walk, to talk, to take care of themselves, and understanding the world around them. Family, school, and classmates are the main agents of socialization and, at

toddler fine motor skills

Tips to Help Children Grow Self-Esteem 

Working as an early childhood educator I have always liked to keep a positive environment in the classroom. Every kid is different and unique in their own way and I like for them to know that being yourself is OK and is always a good thing. Here are some of the things I do to