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
Tag: Early childhood education
Be Prepared for Anything!
It seems like accidents always happen when you least expect them. Providers have to expect the unexpected by keeping a First Aid kit handy. No daycare center, ministry or home is supposed to operate without one. It should be kept visible to anyone working in a daycare setting. The supplies in the kit are supposed… Continue reading Be Prepared for Anything!
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
Big Book Wire Organizer
Brand: Lakeshore Description: Price: $25.00 Available: As of 12/01/2022 this item is available. Books not included.
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 two years AFTER the abolishment of slavery… Continue reading JUNETEENTH
Unlike child care center teachers, family child care providers often care for children of many ages. Family child care providers may offer services for children as young as six weeks old, and many provide after-school or summer care for older children as well. Caring for a mixed age group often can present a unique set… Continue reading Multi-Age Groups
FARM TO PRESCHOOL
Farms are so much more than crops and animals or fields and tractors. Farms serve as a primary source of food for everyone. Farms provide various types of foods, and typically, there is something available for everyone’s taste and pleasure. Introducing young children to farms and nutrition education at an early age is extremely beneficial.… Continue reading FARM TO PRESCHOOL
Music and Child Care
Music is an important part of the child care curriculum. Young children love sound. Music activities and experiences help children practice important skills, including thinking, language, and motor coordination and understanding emotions. Songs with motions help children practice fine-motor coordination. Singing songs is a powerful way for young children to practice language. When children sing,… Continue reading Music and Child Care
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 NAPTIME
One on One Relationship with you child
Every child is unique and special, so you should take special care to build secure attachments with your child. Some of the ways is by spending some "special time" with your child each day. "Special time" can be a conversation at play, or getting ready for bedtime. The important thing is that your child has… Continue reading One on One Relationship with you child