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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

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

Introducing Art at an Early Age

Children have a natural spirit of curiosity and I believe introducing art at an early age is important and very necessary as they work through the world to see how it works. Research has shown that including art activity programs at an early age develops brain capacity. Introducing art activities to young children supports the

Our Little Busy Bees

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. Symptoms include hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects each child differently. Children living with symptoms such as losing things, being easily distracted, and forgetful are quite common in children starting at the age of 6 to 12. ADHA can also be diagnosed when a child becomes a

Top 5 Ways to Handle Separation Anxiety in Children

Our country seems to be making a turn for the better, and as we begin to spend more time together outdoors, indoors, and with other people, our routines might start getting back to normal. For some, this might include physically returning to the workplace, and for others, this may include continuing to work from home,

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Fine Motor Tasks In the Classroom

There are an unlimited number of ways to include fine motor tasks into curriculum throughout the day. While in the CDA program you are required to provide an activity that you will use or have used as a teacher in a childcare setting. I wanted to provide some of my favorite, and most simple ideas