Reading to infants is an important part of their development. Studies have shown that reading aloud to children from an early age helps them with language acquisition, literacy and even social-emotional development. That’s why it’s important to consider how you can incorporate books into your infant care program.
Category Archives: Early Childhood Concepts
Finding Qualified Childcare Provider Candidates
Whether you are a current or aspiring director, finding the best candidates to hire can be daunting, but there are steps you can take to ensure you are finding top-notch talent. In this blog, we explore strategies for finding qualified childcare provider candidates.
How to get free childcare training in Maryland
Learn how to use the Maryland childcare credential program and MSDE reimbursements to get free childcare training with certificates in Maryland.
How to Get Children Interested in Reading
Reading with toddlers and preschoolers is an important part of their development. It’s not only a way to bond with children, but it also helps them develop language skills, increase their vocabulary, and get ready for school. But sometimes getting toddlers and preschoolers interested in reading can be a challenge.
Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
A curriculum is a plan for helping children learn. Your curriculum is your entire program—everything that is part of the children’s day. Children are learning all of the time—during their every waking moment.
Why is literacy important in preschool?
Literacy is important in preschool because the attitude toward reading and writing that children develop during their early years as they interact with language and books is a critical aspect of emerging literacy.
What is a Personal Philosophy Statement?
Do you want to learn more about what a personal philosophy statement is for your CDA Professional Portfolio? And what you should include in it? After you collect your resources and reflective statements of competence, you are ready for the last step in creating your CDA professional portfolio.
What is Baby Sign Language?
Between 9 and 13 months of age, infants can begin associating certain gestures with objects, events, or needs and using these gestures to communicate with other people. Both parties benefit when adults work with infants and toddlers to establish a consistent system of mutually understood nonverbal communication.
Top Reasons to Be a Childcare Provider
The other day our team was discussing the challenges of working in childcare (the low pay! the stress! the parents!) and also the many reasons to be a childcare provider.
We started to list all the wonderful, magical reasons to spend days with children and began reviewing messages from our students. We found more and more positive responses and reasons to be a childcare professional, and our list turned into this blog.
Finger painting is a fun, open-ended activity appropriate for children at any stage of motor development. There is no right or wrong way to finger paint. Every child is a successful finger painter!