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Welcoming New Children in Your Child Care Program

  Welcoming New Children in Your Child Care Program Regardless of whether a child is new to the center, being moved to a new classroom, or is moved for part of a day, there are things we can do to … Continue reading

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Ocean and Beach Theme and Activities

Ocean and Beach Theme and Activities  Ocean and Beach Songs Take Me Out to the Ocean tune: Take me out to the Ballgame Take me out to the ocean,Take me out to the sea, There goes a starfish and sand … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw Those Paper Towel Tubes Away!

by Wanda Huntley As a teacher of young children, I try my best to be frugal and creative with all materials.  Here are some ideas on how to use those tubes: spyglass binoculars telescope magic wand cocoon/chrysalis kaleidoscope musical instrument … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out

Child Care Lounge offers a FREE email newsletter.  Keep up with all the additions to the website and the latest news in the world of child care. Sometimes we promote discounts and offers that are not available anywhere else. Don’t … Continue reading

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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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