Category Archives: Development

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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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Janine Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?  According to the Center for Disease Control, 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and teens between the ages of 2 and 19, are obese.  This rate has … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety: At Home and Out of Sight

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution by Elizabeth Pantley Do you find it impossible to take a shower, work at your desk or even use the bathroom without your little one tagging along, or crying if you leave the room without … Continue reading

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Tips from a TSS (Therapeutic Staff Support) Working with Children on the Autism Spectrum

~Carly Some of you may be asking what is Therapeutic Staff Support? A TSS provides one- on-one interventions to children of all ages in their home, school, or community setting. The TSS works on specific goals outlined within his or … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up

Why Dress Up Is Important by Janine When a child plays dress up, they are doing so much more than putting on a costume. Dress up is a great way to encourage many social and emotional skills that children need … Continue reading

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Witches Don’t Wear Black Shoes: Responding to Children’s Fears

Noah was a four-year-old who had been enrolled in my preschool for a few months. We spent a lot of time together and I had established a very warm rapport with him. Because of this, I was shocked when I … Continue reading

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