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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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Keeping your “cool” in the winter time

Keeping your “cool” in the winter time (Seven ideas for beating Cabin Fever) by Kay Mishkin For those of you who don’t particularly enjoy the winter sports and activities, here are some things you might do to help you get … 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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Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Staff Change

by Cathy Abraham What are the main things parents want to know when there is a teacher change at the center? a) That their child will still be well taken care of; and… b) That the management team is capable … 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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Coffee Filters, Clothespins,and Kitchen Scissors

by Diane In my last post I gave you my list of condiments (Ranch dressing,ketchup,and peanut butter) every provider needs for smooth sailing at mealtimes, now I will give you my top 3 day care helpers. Coffee filters, clothespins, and … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July by Janine While Christmas only comes once a year, it is something that many children think about year round.  Here are a few ideas to celebrate Christmas in July…giving the children in your care a sneak peak … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Provider

I have been doing home day care for many years. I believe providing care for Lil’ Ones requires a sense of humor. Here are some of the humorous confessions I have come up during my days. Sometimes during naptime I … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Family Child Care to a Group Child Care Home

If you have a family childcare, maybe you have considered expanding your program to a group childcare home so you can serve more children. Your first step is to check your local laws and regulations. Each state is very different. … Continue reading

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