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Empowering Young Children

Empowering Young Children

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

Cooking with Preschoolers

Cooking with Toddlers and Preschool Age Kids

The Next Masterchef Cooking can be pleasurable for all age groups. It is never too late or too early to promote learning basic kitchen skills. Cooking with toddlers and preschool age kids can be the high point of your day. Encouraging children to help out in the kitchen for any meal of the day or

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

10 Kid-Friendly Activities That Promote Self-Care

Self-care has become widely accepted as a necessity rather than a luxury. Practices that focus on your well-being help you to manage stressors and lead a happy and fulfilling life. Like adults, kids deal with many demands and worries each day. The child specialists at CDA Class want to show you some fun and simple

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.