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…

Top Five Misconceptions about Sun-Safety

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…

Reducing Children’s Stress in Child Care

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”

Care Courses Quiz Answers

Are you work­ing on a Care Course right now? Are you search­ing for Care Cours­es quiz answers?  Well, look no fur­ther, because this blog is going to show you exact­ly where to find the answers to all of the Care Cours­es quizzes. “Real­ly?” Yes! Absolute­ly! “Well, where can I find the Care Cours­es quiz answers?”Con­tin­ue read­ing “Care Cours­es Quiz Answers”

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. So, how do child care providers deal with stress? In addi­tion to stress­es that are part of every­day life,Con­tin­ue read­ing “How do Child Care Providers Deal with Stress?”

How to Make a Running Record

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.

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