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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

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

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

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.

Gardening with Kids

There are various ways that I love to keep children engaged with the beauty of nature. Gardening with kids can be so exciting. Having kids take responsibility in the classroom can start with smaller steps such as watering the plants. However, once they become more reliable on these smaller tasks they can go on to

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

parental fatigue

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