Sunlight benefits us physically, behaviorally, and emotionally. However, sunlight can also be dangerous. Overexposure to sunlight damages the skin and eyes and can contribute to skin cancer…
Being a child can be stressful. Reducing children’s stress in child care is important. Sources of Stress Learning new things, building interpersonal relationships, and navigating different home, school, and care environments are exhausting experiences for many children. These experiences have been even more tiresome during the COVID-19 pandemic, which placed many children in unpredictable situations. Continue reading “Reducing Children’s Stress in Child Care”
This week’s blog comes from our Care Course Child Development and Guidance and has information that will help you help your children succeed.
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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…
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.
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?”
When you care for and support the learning of young children, it is essential to have accurate and up-to-date information about each child’s level of development. Observing children’s normal activities is the most reliable source of this information. Running records are one good way to keep track of your observations.
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 childcare drop-off time?”
For toddlers, biting is typically an attempt to communicate desires and feelings. Toddlers are impulsive and lack self-control. They experience intense, sometimes conflicting emotions, often moving quickly from one mood to another.