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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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March is Music in our School Month

by Janine Including music in your program and helping to cultivate a love of music in the children you teach can have lifelong benefits.   Preschool music and movement plays an important role in child development. Children who play or sing … Continue reading

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Dr. Suess Birthday Ideas

by Janine Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd! Visit your local library and take inspiration from the many books written by Dr. Seuss.  We are sure you can come up with some creative and fun ideas of your own to … Continue reading

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February is Heart Health Month

by Janine February is Heart Health Month. Here are a few activities to use to help make this month more than just Valentine’s. Heart Beats Bring in a good quality stethoscope.  Show the children how to use the stethoscope to … Continue reading

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Food Allergies and Young Children

by Beth If that moment hasn’t arrived yet, odds are that it will in your future.  You will have a child with food allergies in your classroom or home daycare. According to The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), one … Continue reading

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Gobble! Gobble! Turkey Activities for Child Care

by Janine It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to start making turkeys in your classroom!  Here are a few of my favorite Turkey crafts! Name Turkey Have the child trace and cut out their foot on brown construction … Continue reading

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