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Once this art is displayed, a teacher can have conversations with toddlers about it, recalling how they swung a pendulum back and forth to create the arcs of color. (Art photo provided by Shannon Clarke, EC Educator, MacKids Learning Academy, Kansas City
Celebrate creativity through effective art displays
Nov 13, 2017
Do the children in your program sometimes demonstrate amazing creativity? Do they explore art media in interesting, unique ways? Celebrate their work through effective displays!
Parenting
Oct 19, 2017
Almost 50 years ago a friend and colleague, Jim Van Horn, wrote an article about parenting. Read the article now, and you find everything he said is still relevant for parents today.
Spinning, rolling, and swinging! Oh my!
Oct 17, 2017
Children need the dizzying input that comes from spinning, rolling, and swinging. These important movement experiences help the child’s nervous system to mature and organize. Many adults eventually start to dislike the feeling of spinning or repetitive swinging, but for children, it is a crucial sensory and motor skill input.
Cultivate a commitment to learning: Ideas to embrace
Sep 19, 2017
How professionals think about and approach learning matters. Learn how to cultivate a commitment to learning.
Positive Youth Development Down on the Farm
Aug 3, 2017
Farm families knew what it took to raise emotionally healthy children way before the field of developmental psychology confirmed it.

PA On-site Training

Better Kid Care: Using Observations to Implement Student Led Projects
When: Nov 28, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Cumberland County, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Better Kid Care: Guiding Behavior for Our Youngest
When: Dec 5, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Downstairs Training Room, Lancaster, PA 17601
Better Kid Care: Guiding Behavior for Our Youngest
When: Dec 6, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Chester County, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 370, West Chester, PA 19380
Better Kid Care: Guiding Behavior for Our Youngest
When: Dec 7, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Lebanon County, 2120 Cornwall Road, Suite 1, Lebanon, PA 17042-9777
Better Kid Care: Transition Time Again
When: Dec 8, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Centre County, 420 Holmes Street, Willowbank Building, Rm. 322, Bellefonte, PA 16823