Oh, what a difference a dad makes!
June 21, 2016
Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the contributions Dad makes to a child’s life. From behavior, to friends, to achievement in school, research tells us that fathers play an important role.
Interactions matter: What research says and what you can do!
June 9, 2016
Responsive, warm and supportive interactions between caregivers and children build the foundation for learning. Interactions include how an educator approaches, responds to, communicates with, and supports children in all domains.
New On Demand for June!
June 8, 2016
Seven new modules ready for you in On Demand. Read more about all of these: Ethics: A Guide for Professional Behavior; Engage Families and Build Relationships; Preschool Foundations: Observe, Document, and Assess; Family Child Care: Support Infants and Toddlers; Family Child Care: Support Preschoolers; School Readiness: Lay the Foundation in the Early Years; and Observation: An Introduction.
All children and families deserve respect
May 19, 2016
The ways that professionals react to children and their families impacts the ways that children think about themselves and their families. It can be easy for professionals to make incorrect assumptions and let personal biases affect what they say and how they treat others.
Singing science concepts
April 7, 2016
In the STEM and STEAM educational movements, teachers are being challenged to emphasize science, math, and the arts in children’s play. Brain researchers are uncovering evidence that shows that musical experiences enhance children’s thinking and executive function. What better way to tap into these movements than by making a habit of singing about science and math as children play, discover, and explore?