Learning, Rube Goldberg style!
February 9, 2016
The name Rube Goldberg has become synonymous with the building of crazy contraptions. How can this kind of wacky thinking inspire early childhood classroom experiences?
New On Demand Modules
February 3, 2016
Preschool Foundations: Environments and Routines that Work!; Smart from the Start: Teacher Training for Pre-K Wellness Curriculum
Cooking together with young children
January 13, 2016
Families with busy schedules can struggle for time to put a home-cooked meal on the table, much less find time to include young children in cooking activities. What was once considered a life skill is becoming, for some, a dying art as convenience and processed foods become the norm. Yet, children can learn much more than healthy food choices through early experiences with cooking and there are benefits for families as well.
December 18, 2015
Did you know that nearly one third of Americans are sleep-deprived, 90% of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, and that the side effects of sleep loss in young children point to possible poor behavior, impaired learning, and obesity?
Caring youth relationships
December 9, 2015
An experienced adult who works effectively with a group of school-age children and youth can be inspiring. The adult seems to have control of the group, while also encouraging and engaging the youth. This is not as easy as it may look. An educational background in teaching or child development is a big help, and experience enhances the adult’s confidence. What about the adult without this type of background? How can adults coming from different backgrounds prepare themselves to interact positively with children and youth in out-of-school settings?