Tag: day care

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 at an early age is key.

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,

Ellyn

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

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is a very important part of an early childhood education program. Playing outside is the a great way for children to develop their gross motor skills by running, jumping, skipping, etc.  It also helps  with developing social skills, teamwork, and imaginative play.  It allows children to use their senses to learn about the

Ellyn

Dual Tasking

Hello! I have talked recently about the importance of movement in the classroom. I want to build off of that idea and talk about Dual Tasking. Some of you may have heard of this term, and for others it may be something new! The idea is in the name, there are studies that show that

The Learning Environment

A part of earning your Child Development Associate credential, is demonstrating competence in various areas. As an early childhood educator, www.cdaclass.org provides specific assignments geared for educating CDA teachers and educators in these competency areas. One such important area of focus, is the learning environment. Early childhood daycare centers and family center homes, need to