Indoor Activities For Kids

Are you looking for fun indoor activities for kids and young children in child care or at home? We know that caregivers are always looking for new activities that will spark children’s imagination. Try out some of the below art activities and physical activities for kids, and let us know how they go!

Child Care COVID-19 Resources for Caregivers and Families

The COVID-19 Pandemic is an ongoing situation. Care Courses is providing the following resources to help you adapt your child care program to be as safe as possible for you and the children in your care. Check with your local licensing representative to ensure that you comply with all state regulations.

How to Help Children Get Along: Supporting Children Treat Each Other Fairly

Have you noticed boys excluding girls from “real boy” play or from activities involving strength? When you see children express stereotypes, talk with children about how these attitudes and comments are based on false information…

What are some fun activities to do with children in child care?

Child care providers are always on the lookout for fun activities for kids. Having fun and engaging activities for the children in your care is part of creating a joyous child care program. Care Courses offers a free one-hour course called A Joyful Life of Caregiving, which will give you great ideas for adding more joy to your child care program.

How do Child Care Providers Deal with Stress?

Stress is a part of everyone’s lives. The causes of stress are many—ranging from small, everyday occurrences to large, life-changing events. We often think of stressful events as negative, but even joyful events can produce stress. In addition to stresses that are part of everyday life, you have many opportunities to encounter stressful situations inContinue reading “How do Child Care Providers Deal with Stress?”

How to Make a Running Record

As a caregiver or teacher, it is essential for you to have accurate and up-to-date information about each child’s level of development. Observing children’s normal activities is your most reliable source of this information. Care Courses offers Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children’s Development, which covers the best ways to perform observations and to assess children’s development.Continue reading “How to Make a Running Record”

How can I help children and parents at drop-off time when the child is new to my program?

Mornings can be tough, especially for families new to child care or starting a new care arrangement. Saying good-bye can be agonizing for children and their parents. Our course, Parents and Child Care, helps you help families prepare for and overcome the separation anxiety many families experience when starting a new program. Share the following tips withContinue reading “How can I help children and parents at drop-off time when the child is new to my program?”