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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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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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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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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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Child Care Room Arrangement Tips

Create clear visual boundaries, making it apparent to children where learning areas stop and start. Define child care areas with shelving units, equipment with backs, area rugs, etc. Each learning area should be separate, and its own entity and area. … Continue reading

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