Day two of the Week of the Young Child #woyc19, – working with NAEYC to promote the well-being and positive development of all children! Are you ready for Tasty Tuesday!
If you aren’t a member of NAEYC (The National Association for the Education of Young Children), I highly recommend you join. They have an abundance of resources and help to keep child care professionals updated on new research and laws. And every year they promote the Week of the Young Child #woyc19, “advocating for a… Continue reading The Week of the Young Child
I wish I could take credit for this fun recipe, but it was shared on my cooking blog by Our Unschooling Journey Through Life. It’s a perfect activity for kids to welcome the beauty of the season! Just click here to go to post!
I love watching children interact with their friends. And when you work in child care, you see a lot of different interactions! Well today is best friend day, so let’s talk a little about children and their friendships.
Anyone who works with children has found themselves mumbling to themselves. We ask ourselves, “Why”? On those days I find myself thinking, “I’m just getting too old for this”? But, what is “this”? Working with children is hard work and stressful. You sit in your classroom with ten little people who are still learning what… Continue reading Self-Care – Why we need to do it!
Autism Sunday was started in 2002 in the United Kingdom during Autism Awareness year. It continues as a day to bring awareness to a very confusing and often misdiagnosed disorder. So what exactly is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Do you like dragons? I do – and I haven’t met a child that didn’t! Today is a day to celebrate the Dragon! So just how DO you appreciate a dragon? Start the day with your morning circle and ask the children, who likes dragons? Ask them to tell you what a dragon is – … Continue reading It’s Dragon Appreciation Day!
My office was next to the playground. I could look out the window and watch the kids play. One day a couple of months ago I happened to look out and saw a toddler picking up leaves and moving them to a pile she had started in the corner of the play yard. I watched… Continue reading Child Directed Play
I wrote a similar post in August, 2018 – but it’s amazing to me how many people simply don’t understand. I still keeping hearing many misconceptions! So here it is again – different words, same idea. Developmentally Appropriate! I’m poling as many people and groups as I can to find out what kind of training… Continue reading What do you need? A trainer’s quest…