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Health and Safety in Childcare Settings

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 fun and exciting. Also, health and safety are often a big first for both parent and child. Hunting for the right preschool isn’t always easy

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

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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

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

Covid in Childcare Centers

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide. Covid in childcare centers has been on the mind of parents and teachers alike. Healthcare workers everywhere taking care of those patients have been themselves facing great challenges physically and mentally. Not knowing much about this new virus, healthcare workers did not know how to approach

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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

What is Early Childhood Education Exactly?

The brain develops most of its neurons between birth and 3 years old, early childhood education is defined as the period of birth through 9 years old. The importance of early childhood education can’t be overstated. The most important part of early childhood education to me is learning. My motto in my preschool class is

Snow Much Fun

Children love their outside time it gives them a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air! The children look forward to their playtime outdoors so they can explore the playground they get to go on walks, play with water toys, chalk, and they especially get to run off all of their energy! Once