How do Preschoolers Make Friends?

The social devel­op­ment of preschool­ers is very impor­tant to par­ents and child care providers alike.  Care­tak­ers want to make sure that their preschool­ers devel­op social­ly and emo­tion­al­ly, learn to coop­er­ate with adults and chil­dren, and make friends.

Fun Activities for Toddlers

At Care Cours­es we have many cours­es specif­i­cal­ly about car­ing for tod­dlers and the var­i­ous activ­i­ties to cater to their spe­cif­ic devel­op­men­tal needs. Today we are going to focus on some ideas from our course, Days with Tod­dlers: Cur­ricu­lum Plan­ning for Ages 12–36 Months.

10 Ways to Handle Biting in Child Care

In this blog we will focus on 10 ways that you as an ear­ly child­hood pro­fes­sion­al can han­dle bit­ing inci­dents in your child care set­ting. Child care providers often won­der how to cope with chil­dren who bite one anoth­er. At Care Cours­es, we under­stand that bit­ing can be a chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tion in any child careCon­tin­ue read­ing “10 Ways to Han­dle Bit­ing in Child Care”

If You’re Happy and You Know It…

If you need a fun and engag­ing activ­i­ty to do with the group of chil­dren in your care, check out our stu­den­t’s vari­a­tions on the “if you’re hap­py and you know it” song!  I love to do ‘If You’re Hap­py and You Know It.’  This works great inside and out­doors.  Keep in mind though that theCon­tin­ue read­ing “If You’re Hap­py and You Know It…”

When is a child ready to learn how to use the potty?

Toi­let learn­ing is an impor­tant mile­stone in a child’s life, but a child’s tran­si­tion out of dia­pers can be a stress­ful time for par­ents and child­care providers. And if han­dled improp­er­ly, this tran­si­tion peri­od can be dam­ag­ing to the child.

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