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Provider and Teacher Appreciation

We Appreciate You! Because…. PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2016, National Teacher Day is May 3rd, and Friday, May 6, 2016, is Provider Appreciation Day We are discounting all of our online classes, now through May 8th 2016. … Continue reading

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Frogs Theme and Activities

Frogs Theme and Activities Here are some basic theme ideas for helping preschool aged children learn about frogs. Frog Songs and Fingerplays I’m A Little Frog I’m a little frog Just a pollywog I live in the brook Underneath the … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Football Theme

Super Bowl/Football Theme Though the Super Bowl is typically on a Sunday, you can use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to have a football theme. On the Friday before the Super Bowl, ask children to wear the … Continue reading

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Child Care and Development Research Overview 2015

Here is a research overview of child care and development research stories that we featured in the Child Care Lounge newsletter in 2015.       How does type of toy affect quantity, quality of language in infant playtime? Parent … Continue reading

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Winter Animal Theme

Winter Animal Theme Polar Bears, Penguins and Winter..oh, my! Teach young children about these two popular winter animals. Winter Animals Songs and Rhymes Royal Penguins One royal penguin . .feeling very blue Called for his brother then there were two … Continue reading

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Online Classes Award IACET CEUs

Child Care Lounge is now accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Child Care Lounge complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of … Continue reading

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Great Pumpkin Theme and Activities

Great Pumpkin Theme and Activities Have some fun with pumpkins this Halloween! This is the perfect time of year to take a field trip to a local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Songs and Fingerplays Five Little Pumpkins Five little pumpkins sitting … Continue reading

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Columbus Day In-service Training

Do you plan a staff in-service day for Columbus Day? Is this a day that you set aside for professional development? Child Care Lounge online classes are a great resource for you! Call us at 412-885-5172 and ask about Group … Continue reading

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Fall Book Giveaway

     Fall Book Giveaway!! We are giving away some new and gently used books with some of our online class enrollments. Please note that these offers start on Monday, September 28th 2015 12:01 am EDT and end when the books … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Color Purple Theme and Activities

Many report purple is their favorite color. Here are some preschool activities and crafts to celebrate this royal hue. Sing About Purple P-u-r-p-l-e (Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad) P-u-r-p-l-e Purple, purple, P-u-r-p-l-e Purple’s what that spells. Purple grapes … Continue reading

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