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
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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
For babies to engage in pro-social behaviors, they need to be cared for and respected as individuals. For this to occur, their Provider must respect them as having individual needs, desires, likes and dislikes. A Providers’ response is suppose to be with sensitively to each individual baby, meaning when an infant communicates a need and… Continue reading Pro-social Infants
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
One on One Relationship with each Child
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
Big Book Wire Organizer
Brand: Lakeshore Description: Price: $25.00 Available: As of 12/01/2022 this item is available. Books not included.
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?
Early Childhood Education
Studies came out that quality child care has a positive benefit on all children; the impact is particularly strong for children between the ages of 2 – 5. Among children from low income homes, high-quality programs provide more benefits. Children in higher quality early learning programs have better cognitive outcomes, including better reading, math skills,… Continue reading Early Childhood Education
Brand: Manta Ray S13824 Youth 4 Station Space Saver Easel Description: 21W x 21D x 44H Price: $130.00 Available: As of 06/01/2022 this item is available.