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Getting To Know You

by Janine The start of the school year is quickly approaching.  Here are a few ideas for helping the children in your class get to know one another, as well as encourage positive relationships and cooperation throughout your classroom! Click … Continue reading

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Fun with Bottles

by Janine Here are a few ideas for recycling 20 ounce water or soda bottles into classroom activities! 1.  Mini Ocean Bottles – Fill the bottle halfway up with vegetable oil.  Then finish filling the bottle with water.  We suggest … Continue reading

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13 Rainy Day Activities

by Ellen If you are having a rainy summer, it can be tough to find ways to keep your child care children entertained and occupied.  Here are some unique ideas to try the next time you find yourself inside on … Continue reading

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Cow Appreciation Day Activities

by Ellen July 15 is National Cow Appreciation Day!  There are lots of fun activities you can do with young children that involve cows. Some Cow Facts for Kids (source – kiddyhouse.com): Cows are able to see color. Cows can … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye

by Kay Mishkin Summer can be a wonderful, carefree time of year.  It can also be the season for children to transition in or out of your child care group.  It can be a source of some confusion if you … Continue reading

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June 23 is National Pink Day

by Janine Celebrate the color pink in your classroom!  Here are a few ideas to get you started.  And remember, pink doesn’t have to be just for girls! Finger Paint with red and white paints so the children can experiment … Continue reading

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For the Birds

by Kay Mishkin No matter where you live, you can look around you and see birds.  Sometimes we don’t pay any attention, and those feathered friends may seem invisible,  but if you are quiet and attentive, you will notice them, … Continue reading

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May is “Get Caught Reading Month”

Get Caught Reading Month by Janine May is “Get Caught Reading Month”.  Here are some tips and fun ideas to take reading to the next level in your program! Create a cozy spot for reading.  Add floor pillows and soft … Continue reading

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Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is May 9th

by Joni How It Started: National Provider Appreciation Day is a day of recognition celebrated annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The day was spearheaded by a group of volunteers in New Jersey in 1996. These individuals saw the … Continue reading

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Social Stories and How They Can Help

by Janine Social stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.  These stories are often illustrated to assist visual learners.  Originally designed for children … Continue reading

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