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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

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Always Tired? It Might Be Parental Fatigue

Caring for a special needs child is a full-time job. As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, you already know this, and you likely feel the strain. Parental fatigue, or parental burnout, can leave you feeling drained and like a shell of your former self. But you can reclaim your energy and

First Day of Preschool

First Day of Preschool

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 often a big first for both parent and child. Hunting for the right preschool isn’t always easy for the parent with the pressure of making

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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

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

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,