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!
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Free Online Child Care Training Course: Playing Outdoors
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.
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.
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?
Where is my Care Courses Enrollment Code?
Your enrollment code is a unique, 12-character code that you receive after you place your order. Enrollment codes look like this…
Which Care Courses Format is Right for Me?
Care Courses offers training in two distance learning formats: Online Courses and CourseBooks. Often we are asked, “Which Care Courses Format is Right for Me?” or “Which is better?” The answer is pretty simple: It depends on your preference and needs! Each format has unique advantages, which will help you decide if it’s the best choiceContinue reading “Which Care Courses Format is Right for Me?”