Some 763 licensed child care centers are open across the state, according to Indiana‛s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). The state has issued licenses to another 2,144 home care providers. John Niederman with the Fortitude Fund, which provides grants to entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana, said “it‛s critical” for Indiana to adopt more flexible policies… Continue reading State Lawmakers Weigh Ongoing Child Care Across Indiana
Labor Day will be celebrated September 4th this year. The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover… Continue reading LABOR DAY
About Juneteenth Juneteenth is the oldest known holiday celebrating the end of slavery. It started on June 19th 1865 when the union soldiers, led by General Granger came to Galveston Texas and announced that the war was over and the slaves were free. General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation freeing about 250,000 slaves throughout Texas. This was two years later after… Continue reading Juneteenth
Anyone who has spent time with three and four - year olds can have limited attention spans. In contrast, four- and five-year-olds can sit and listen to a story or watch a science demonstration that has a hands-on activity for about 10 to 15 minutes. Anything longer and they are fidgeting, and looking around the… Continue reading Behavioral Expectations in the Preschool Classroom
1. Being Independent - However, it’s still important to start instilling this type of skill now. When your child goes off to kindergarten, while they will be under the guidance of teachers, they will also be their own entity. This means that there will be times where they’ll need to make their own decisions. Through… Continue reading The Top Social Skills Your Child Needs to Learn for Kindergarten
Naps are critical to growing children. Studies suggest that mental development takes place when kids sleep-both at night and at least once during the day. Studies have also found that kids who nap have longer attention spans and are less fussy than those who don’t. And, perhaps the best reason of all: children tend to… Continue reading NAP-TIME
It may appear that manners are not important in child development, but manners are. Understanding and using good manners has so many positives. Manners show courtesy and empathy towards others; indicates thoughtfulness, and reflects on the child’s upbringing and education. Good manners are necessary for people to get along together in this world. Below are… Continue reading MANNERS
Every child in my care is unique and special, so I take special care to build secure attachments with each child. Some of the ways that I "tune in" to each child is by spending some "special time" with each child, each day. ("Special time" can be a conversation, play, and feeding, changing, or getting… Continue reading One on One Relationship with each Child
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In some ways, the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas is a very ancient tradition. In other ways, giving gifts at Christmas is a new development, as well. In the Christian religion, the practice of giving gifts at Christmas is traced back to the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh that were given to the… Continue reading Why Gifts?