A solid understanding of milestones and developmental pathways across each domain of children’s development can benefit child care providers in several ways.
Nutrition Links: A Food and Nutrition Program for Low-income Families; Fresh Harvest: Children Grow in the Garden
“As an early childhood educator, you must continually look forward and look back, even as you stay focused on the real children in front of you and the context of their lives.” (Curtis and Carter 2011)
Foundations of Child Development (available for Child Care Center Teachers & for Family Child Care Providers); Rock Solid: Building Positive Relationships, Birth – 3 years Parts 1 & 2; Go Healthy! It All Begins With You
Preventive maintenance is one of those things everyone knows they should do but often neglect. Research says negative outcomes might occur if certain things are present in a young person’s life. And conversely, that when other conditions are present, youth are more likely to have successful, positive outcomes.
With 200 online On Demand learning modules, we have a module for you. We have lessons for different types of educators, for different aged children and for many different topics.
Summer is here and hopefully everyone is more active: playing sports, gardening, walking, swimming, and bicycling. With increased physical activity, it is important to remember to protect your head. A blow to the head happens quickly and easily for young children and can cause long term, serious, and permanent damage even to adults. Bumps, blows, hits, and falls can cause a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
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The mention of autism disorder strikes fear in the hearts of families with young children. It may generate thoughts of silent children sitting alone in a room spinning dishes, staring into space, and rocking for hours.
As a mom, dad, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, you have probably “gone to bat” for a child more than once. When you love and care for children you can find yourself in the position of advocate or champion on their behalf at any moment.
Many people rejoice with the return of the warm sun after a cold, gray winter. But with the spring and summer sun comes the need for extra vigilance about sun safety and biting insects. How can sunscreen and insect repellent be used together safely and effectively?
Rock Solid: Enhancing Emotional Literacy: Birth – Age Three; Rock Solid: Enhancing Emotional Literacy: Three – Five Years
All children can learn math and all adults can facilitate math, given appropriate training and support. It’s no longer “some people are born good at math and some people are not.”
Family Child Care: Basic Business Practices
Warmer temperatures are often the first sign of spring’s arrival. Shortly afterwards a common six-legged pest also may let you know spring has arrived by making an appearance inside your building.
In the era of STEM and STEAM programming, music and the arts are being highlighted in a stronger way in early care and youth programming. Research has strongly indicated that children who participate in musical instruction benefit academically.
Food Safety in Child Care: From Prep to Cleanup; Deployment Through a Child's Eyes
Approximately 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, including over six million children.
Children and nature have always been connected.
Click2Science: Modeling Science and Engineering Processes; Click2Science: Group Management During STEM; Click2Science: Developing a Science and Engineering Identity; Connecting to Military Children through Books; Reintegration: When a Deployed Parent Comes Home; Start Your IPM Program (part 2): Implementation (for Center Directors); Reflect and Respect Children’s Military-Connected Identity.