Caregivers often wonder why fitness is so important in a child’s development. At Care Courses, we offer several courses having to do with the subject. This blog will look at a few concepts from our course, Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity. The increased rate of childhood obesity in recent years has been found to haveContinue reading “Why is fitness important for young children?”
Looking for a fun wintertime craft to do with the children in your care? Try this popsicle stick snowflake done by one of our training coaches when she was in preschool!
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…”
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. As childcare providers, it’s important to work with parents to provide a supportive environment inContinue reading “When is a child ready to learn how to use the potty?”
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?”
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. That’s why we are constantly updating our courses and why we now haveContinue reading “Does my Care Course have an expiration date?”
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 theContinue reading “Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?”