Creativity is essential for a child’s development; however, fear of failure often hinders a child’s progression. For this reason, it is important to offer children a safe environment where they feel accepted and loved, no matter what. Fear of failure often shows up during the feedback process, when students worry about public exposure of their
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 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
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 adulthood positive self-reflection is something we all must do. How do you Gain
As early childhood educators, parents, teachers, spouses, grandparents, homemakers, etc., we wear many hats and have many daily responsibilities. It is often difficult for us to make time for ourselves, and when/if we do, we feel guilty. Think about how this… how can you take care of others, if you cannot take care of yourself?
by: Instructor Tiffany First thing first; remain calm. Your presence has an effect on those around you, and children are no exception. When things are tense, they are tense as well. Try to remain calm and not worry over things you cannot control. As for the things you can control, handle them with care and
As these winter months seem to drag on, often times teachers and early childhood educators start to have the winter blues. Although Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) is a real thing, there are things we can do for ourselves to ensure we are being the best teacher we can be. We can never really take care