Technology tips for learning and engagement
January 11, 2017
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated recommendations for the use of technology with young children from birth to five years of age. The changes reflect the understanding that technology is everywhere, and that appropriate uses of certain types of technology can be useful in learning and relationship building in young children.
New On Demand for January!
January 11, 2017
Expand Learning with Mixed-Age Groups; Family Child Care: Maximizing Block Play in the Home Setting; PYD Mastery: Program Planning and Development; Básicos de Salud y Seguridad: Requisitos para Certificación
The Greatest Gifts Are Free
December 27, 2016
How can that be, that the greatest gifts you give your children and families are free? Some favorite books on this topic share these gifts with you.
Dual Language Learners: Strategies for successful opportunities in ECE
December 7, 2016
In the United States, the number of children under the age of 17 living in non-English language households increased from 28% to 32% between 2004 and 2013 (Child Trends 2014). In two-thirds of these homes, Spanish is the language spoken—about 16 million children. Other dual language learners come from homes that speak Indo-European languages like French, German, Russian, Hindi, Asian, or Pacific Island languages. Children who learn more than one language are a diverse group.
Dual language learners may be recent immigrants or have parents who are recent immigrants. As infants and toddlers, dual language learners may learn more than one language simultaneously. As older children, dual language learners may learn English after acquiring proficiency in their native language.
New On Demand for December!
December 6, 2016
Early Intervention: Support Infants and Toddlers; Understanding Poverty: Strategies for Family Engagement