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Commit to learning
Sep 19, 2017
Cultivate a commitment to learning with ideas to embrace and make habit. Consider why to commit to learning, consider self-motivation and agency, your role in boosting curiosity, and how to set a growth mindset.
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.
New in On Demand…
Jul 21, 2017
Adventurous Play: The Whys and Hows; Dealing with Bed Bugs in Child Care Environments; PYD Mastery: Professional Development and Leadership; Toilet Skill Development: Support Children’s Learning
Reading Aloud Builds Better Readers
Jul 6, 2017
The simple act of reading aloud can be a powerful way to help children develop the necessary skills for school, work, and life.
Promote Healthy Habits in Child Care – Toothbrushing
Jun 14, 2017
Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease that affects young children and is five times more common than asthma. Untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infection, resulting in children who stay out of care and experience problems with eating and speaking. Dental decay (also known as dental caries) can affect children’s concentration and learning. Twenty percent of children between five and eleven years of age have at least one untreated, decayed tooth. Children from low-income families suffer from twice as much untreated tooth decay (25%) as children from higher income families (11%). (CDC 2014) Yet tooth decay is easily preventable. Regular dental habits such as toothbrushing and a healthy diet can reduce the occurrence of cavities greatly. To be most effective, both should be part of a child’s routine at home and at his early care and education program. Additionally, adults in the child’s life should model good oral health practices and participate in routines with the child.

PA On-site Training

Better Kid Care: Curriculum Development, Implementation and Reflection
When: Sep 19, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Cumberland County, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Better Kid Care: Family Engagement
When: Oct 10, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Cumberland County, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Better Kid Care: Inclusion Practices in Early Childhood
When: Oct 16, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Cumberland County, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Better Kid Care: Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers
When: Oct 16, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Downstairs Training Room, Lancaster, PA 17601
Better Kid Care: Children Who Care
When: Oct 20, 2017
Where: Penn State Extension Centre County, 420 Holmes Street, Willowbank Building, Bellefonte, PA 16823