If You’re Happy and You Know It…

If you need a fun and engag­ing activ­i­ty to do with the whole group of chil­dren in your care, try this sug­ges­tion from one of our stu­dents! I love to do ‘If You’re Hap­py and You Know It.’  This works great inside and out­doors.  Keep in mind though that the dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties you do withCon­tin­ue 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.

How can I help children treat each other fairly?

Chil­dren are always learn­ing and observ­ing from the world around them. This includes every­thing from the way you react to their mis­takes to stereo­types in our soci­ety. It is your role as a child­care provider to notice children’s stereo­typ­i­cal atti­tudes, the stereo­typ­i­cal com­ments they make, and their actions that stem from these atti­tudes. By help­ingCon­tin­ue read­ing “How can I help chil­dren treat each oth­er fairly?”

Does my Care Course have an expiration date?

Care Cours­es is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing you with the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion based on new research find­ings, licens­ing reg­u­la­tions, and safe­ty pro­to­cols. As a care­giv­er, you need to be equipped with cur­rent knowl­edge and use best prac­tices when work­ing with young children.

Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?

Many adults see time-out as a valu­able non-vio­­lent method of dis­ci­plin­ing mis­be­hav­ing chil­dren. Although this is a com­mon view, it is a mis­guid­ed one. Time-out can fos­ter hos­til­i­ty, resent­ment, and even defi­ance in a child. Children’s behav­ior that adults con­sid­er “bad” is real­ly evi­dence of some prob­lem the child is expe­ri­enc­ing. Instead of ban­ish­ing the childCon­tin­ue read­ing “Is time-out an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pline technique?”

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