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Play and Young Children

The Power of Play – Play and Young Children

As early childhood educators, we plant seeds of creativity within the children in our care. Being able to offer fun and exciting ways for a child’s young mind to explore and have fun while learning, is a key component in their growth. Through play, children learn more about the world and themselves. Giving children the

Work + Relaxation: The Balance in Your Home Office

As companies continue to take advantage of remote working, employees are looking for ways to turn their home spaces into office spaces. But how does one balance a productive office with a relaxing one? Work + Relaxation: The Balance in Your Home Office shares some home updates that can improve your home office. Consider

Tips for Conducting Child Observation for the Early Childhood Educator

When performing child observations, it is important to remember a few things. First, think about why you are performing the observation: Observations are the key to good program planning Observations help adults understand the strengths and needs of each child Early childhood educators observe children to get to know them better To gain a sense

Top 3 Early Childhood Associations

Top 3 Early Childhood Associations As an early childhood educator, it is important to remember that information changes over time, and we never stop learning and growing, even as adults. As a result, it is imperative we remain current and updated on best practices and expectations for our little ones we work with on a

3 Activities for Winter Fun!

The cold is officially here and that means more time indoors, which can lead to boredom. Let’s make it fun and exciting for our toddlers and preschoolers! Snowman Names – Build a snowman using white circle cut-outs (paper or construction paper). Incorporating name-writing (and reading) into a variety of lessons is not only fun but

5 Ways to Restart Your New Year

5 Ways to Restart Your New Year We have all heard the saying that we cannot take care of others without taking care of ourselves. This statement holds true more now than ever before. You are no good to others if you are not healthy and well. Start the New Year off the right way

Top 5 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues with Little Ones

As if our world has not already been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 virus, we are still adjusting to many different changes, including weather changes! When our world shut down last spring, we were still hopeful that our summer days would bring us normal activities and time with family and friends. As we

Resources for Online/Virtual Learning

Written by: Instructor Tiffany For most of us, the start of the school year these past few weeks is unlike any other. As educators, it is typically in our nature to adjust and adapt. It is what we do as teachers. Although nobody could prepare us for this virtual learning so many of us were

Top 5 Ways to Be Culturally Sensitive in Your Childcare Classroom!

Written by: Instructor Tiffany It is nearly impossible to never face a question surrounding religion, holidays, traditions, etc. when working with young children. As an early childhood educator, you have more than likely had your fair share of conversations with children that maybe you feel uncomfortable, or perhaps you were unsure how to answer without