Category: Early Childhood Education

A Helping Hand in the Kitchen

A Helping Hand in the Kitchen

As the old saying goes, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. But what about lunch and dinner? What about the snacks? The truth is, it’s all important! It was not until I became a mother that I realized just how much “stuff” is in some of the foods we consider to be

The Way Love and Affection Shape a Child’s Life

The Way Love and Affection Shape a Child’s Life

Love and affection are essential feelings in a person’s life. Love and affection in children’s life are fundamental for healthy brain development. It helps children feel secure and that they matter. Love and affection also help them create strong relationships with people in the future. Love and affection shape a child’s life. Consistent Love and Affection

CDA Council Portfolio – RC II

Infant and Toddler Resource Collection: RC II – Nine Developmentally Appropriate Learning Experiences Working through your CDA program, you get into your second resource collection requirement for the CDA Council Portfolio. Specifically, CDA Council Portfolio – RC II. Nine learning experiences or activities that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. Depending on your curriculum-creating

Classroom Pets in Childcare

Classroom pets in childcare can be very rewarding and an excellent teaching tool. It can foster responsibility, compassion, and gentleness as well as bring an aspect of science to your class. The age of your class can help determine what kind of classroom pet is best suited for them.  And don’t worry there are several

Art Education

The Importance of Art in Early Learning

When we observe children coloring and painting, we often think they are simply scribbling and doodling. What if I told you that some major learning and cognitive development is happening while they create art? What if I told you that children who are involved in art activities on a regular basis are four times more

Sign Language in Childcare

Teaching Sign Language in Childcare is Beneficial 

There are many benefits to teaching sign language in childcare from the beginning, far more than can fit into this blog, but I want to highlight a couple that I find most important.  Communicate before the verbal ability People tend to be happier when they can successfully communicate their ideas, and children are no exception.

Giving Children Choices

Giving Children Choices

Before working with school-age children and toddlers, I was a parent and I learned quickly it is about giving children choices. When I began working as a paraprofessional, I was given a brief training on how to handle situations that required a little extra care. They offered ideas such as setting timers, sensory walks, and

Parenting in the digital age

Parenting in the Digital Age

Hand a device to a toddler and see how long it takes them to figure it out.  In a matter of seconds, the child will have successfully unlocked the phone and begun scrolling.  Parenting in the digital age and times of technology is undoubtedly a constant struggle of balance. The positives of technology Cognitive development

benefit of outdoor play and children's development

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children’s Development

Outdoor play is important for every child, especially at a young age. The benefits of outdoor play for children’s development. Outdoor play can help to show the pleasure of physical activity, all good building different skills. The outdoors for children has endless opportunities for children to express themselves through imagination, gain knowledge and appreciation for