Play offers many benefits for young children, and the outdoors offers limitless possibilities for children’s play. As a result, outdoor play is important even when the weather isn’t perfect.
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How to Manage Stress in Childcare
When a stressful situation arises, it can feel overwhelming to manage it on top of your regular day-to-day responsibilities. By identifying the source of stress and being strategic with your problem solving, you can help avoid stressful situations in the future and become more efficient at managing stress.
The Benefits of Play in Early Childhood
Play accelerates children’s brain development and promotes learning in all domains. You can play an important role in promoting the benefits of children’s play by selecting appropriate play materials, providing an exciting learning environment, and being responsive to children’s interests.
What is Wrong with Time-Out?
Although time-out may sound effective in that it removes a child from a challenging situation, it does nothing to prepare the child for navigating such situations in the future.
Music and Movement Activities for Children
Music and movement are an essential part of any early childhood program, and they can be enjoyable for children and adults alike.
Block Play in Child Care: Spatial Reasoning Skills for Young Children
Educators have long recognized that the block center is one of the most important learning centers in an early childhood setting. Among the many types of blocks to choose from, unit blocks are the most essential.
The Benefits of Relaxation in Child Care
Looking for a new childcare training course or annual training hours? Take our five clock-hour course Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Take this course to learn ways to recognize forms of child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including household dysfunction and exposure to racism, as wellContinue reading “The Benefits of Relaxation in Child Care”
How to Have a Successful Circle Time
Gather round! It’s circle time! Circle time is a ritual that early childhood programs often use for setting up the beginning of the day and marking the end of the day. So, how do you plan a successful circle time?
Achoo! What to Do About Environmental Allergies in Child Care
Dust mites, pet and animal dander, pollen, and insect stings are all environmental allergens that frequent early childhood programs. So, how can we reduce children’s exposure to environmental allergies in child care?
How to Store and Handle Breast Milk at an Early Childhood Program
After having a baby, families make the important decision of whether to feed their child with formula or by breastfeeding. Designing your…