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Child Care Training – Save on Online Courses for Your Staff

Child Care Training – Save on Online Courses for Your Staff

Directors and Administrators-Here is an easy way to get professional development for your staff and save big!

When you order for a group of three or more, we will offer you a huge discount of 40% off of your total order!

Click here to learn how to get a 40% discount on group enrollments!

 

Blocks of Online Training Classes-Save on a Larger Order!

Order a block of class hours that you can use how you want, when you want. Always have access to training for your staff or yourself.
Hiring a new teacher? Making sure that you are in compliance? In a hurry to get training done? This is the answer for you!
When you order, we give you your personalized discount code. You, or your staff, will then be able to go to our class catalog page and order the classes as needed without paying the enrollment fee. We will alert you when you have used you allotted hours

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Blocks of Online Training Classes

Save on a Larger Order!

Order a block of class hours that you can use how you want, when you want. Always have access to training for your staff or yourself.

shopHiring a new teacher? Making sure that you are in compliance? In a hurry to get training done? This is the answer for you!

When you order, we give you your personalized discount code. You, or your staff, will then be able to go to our class catalog page and order the classes as needed without paying the enrollment fee. We will alert you when you have used you allotted hours.

Be sure to review our FAQ for more information on how Child Care Lounge classes work.
Check the status of this Child Care Lounge class in your state:
Be sure to click on your state to see what specific classes are approved,
as some states approve classes individually.

CLICK HERE AND GET STARTED!

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2017 Child Care News Stories

Here are some of the top child care  news and research stories from the past year of 2017

Pre-K Program Can Boost Kids’ Self-Regulation Skills

Multicultural awareness boosts teaching competency 

Babies May Recognize Related Words

Brain waves reflect different types of learning

Reducing Racial Bias in Children

Resiliency as a Critical Factor In Resisting Bullying

Preschool teachers need better training in science

Preschoolers’ Social Skills Can Make Up For Low Vocabulary

Few ineffective teachers are identified as ineffective, study finds

Toddlers begin learning rules of reading, writing at very early age

Art therapy best practices for children with autism

Too Much TV Tied to Poor Math Scores, Particularly in Low-Income Kids-

One-third of American families spend 20% of their income on child care

Pre-K Math Games Can Help Disadvantaged Kids, But Only So Much

Child Care Centers Often Don’t Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

Study shows preschool benefits middle-class kids, with biggest boost for black youngsters

Lack of Training Can Lead to Preschool Teacher Burnout

Fascination with Superheroes May Lead to Aggression in Children

Language programs helping with early education

New Study Shows How Dads Bond With Their Kids

By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls’ choices-

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Save on Online Classes

Early Bird Savings 2017: Enroll in Online Classes Now and Save 20%
CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

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Nutrition and Food Theme

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a good time to plan a nutrition and food theme.

Food and Nutrition Songs and Fingerplays

Are You Eating (Tune: Are You Sleeping)
Are you eating, are you eating
Healthy foods, healthy foods?
For your body needs them, for your body needs them
Everyday, everyday.

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.

Happily We Eat Our Food (Tune: Merrily We Roll Along)
Happily we eat our foods, eat our foods, eat our foods.
Happily we eat our foods, To grow up big and strong
Happily we drink our milk, drink our milk, drink our milk.
Happily we drink our milk, To grow up big and strong.

Other Verses:
Happily we eat our fruits…
Happily we eat our vegetables…
Happily we eat our meat…
Happily we eat our beans…
Happily we eat our breads…
Happily we eat our cereal..

Food and Nutrition Art

Fruit painting
Cut apples, oranges, pears, etc. in half. Dip in paint and ‘stamp’ fruit prints on paper.

Food Collage
Make a collage of Good Snack/Bad Snack choices from magazine pictures.

Food and Nutrition Math and Science

Seed Estimating
Guess how may seeds are in an apple. Cut it open and count the actual number of seeds.

Favorite Fruit Graphing
Allow children to try a variety of different fruits. Graph their favorites.

Guess the Food
Have a mystery bag with a fruit or vegetable inside. Describe the food and have children try to guess what is in the bag.

Grow Vegetables
Plant vegetable seeds!

Food and Nutrition Movement Activities

Watermelon Roll
Have the children work in groups of 2 to move the watermelon across a room. Let them try to only use one hand each, not two!

Food Charades
Take turns acting out different cooking and eating actions. Some examples include: eating soup, washing dishes, peeling a banana.

Books about Food and Nutrition

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CPR and First Aid Classes

We are happy to announce a new partnership with Water Safety Consultants.

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Look no further in finding quality and affordable training for your
mandated CPR, AED or First Aid training. Their program is custom designed
to meet each state’s regulations. Blended classes offer a combination of
self-directed, online learning followed by an in-person hands-on skills
training and assessment with an Instructor. They are a Proud Provider of
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Autumn Leaves Preschool Theme

imagesAutumn Leaves Preschool Theme

Here is a fun preschool theme set around the beauty of autumn leaves

Rhymes about Autumn Leaves

Pretty Leaves
Pretty leaves they are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them dancing around
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Pretty leaves they are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them sitting back down.

5 Little Leaves
Five little leaves so bright and gay
Were dancing about on a tree one day
The wind came blowing through the town
And one little leaf came tumbling down.

Four little leaves so bright and gay… etc.

Three little leaves so bright and gay… etc.

Two little leaves so bright and gay… etc.

One little leaf so bright and gay
Was dancing about on a tree one day
The wind came blowing through the town
And the last little leaf came tumbling down.

Autumn Leaves Theme Crafts

 

  • Leaf Frame- Fold wax paper in 1/2, wax sides together. Slip leaf between the fold and iron – the wax will melt onto the leaf, preserving it. Once preserved, glue the leaves onto a piece of fabric or paper. Make a frame from twigs collected in the woods and twine. Hang your fall masterpiece.
  • Leaf Mobile – Have children cut out leaf shapes from fall colored construction paper. Make an X with sticks and tie together in the center using a pipe-cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaner into a hook for hanging. Attach string from the sticks and punch holes in the leaves. Tie to the string and hang.

Autumn Leaves Science

  • Leaf prints – Paint real leaves and then press them on paper for a print.
  • Paint with leaf brushes – Collect leaves and tape to a small stick then use these instead of brushes for painting.
  • Fingerpaint with fall colors.
  • Handprint trees – Use a large sheet of paper and draw a tree trunk with marker or cut one out of construction paper then have the children dip their hands in fall colors and add the leaves to the tree.


 

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Pennsylvania Funded Online Child Care Classes

Pennsylvania Classes that are funded by the Southwest Regional Key:

A program of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

Announcing new online child care classes that are funded by the Southwest Regional Key!

Click here to register on the PA. Keys website

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