Many organizations have realized the need for training that is affordable, accessible, and relevant. Listed below are some options to look into.
Need a few extra ideas to incorporate into your April calendar? These might help...
ie on that apron. Break out the mixing bowls. If your child loves to play pretend, and needs practice with letters and the sounds they make, get cooking with this activity! Not only is it playful fun, but it builds key spelling and reading skills.
As an early childhood practitioner, it might also be a good time to think about your professional life and your commitment to young children and their families. Read more...
This year’s election has undoubtedly had a profound impact on people across the country, including young children and their families. It is to be expected that there will continue to be animosity from those whose campaigns were unsuccessful. As someone who works with young children every day, think about what you can do to help restore a balance.
You may have heard the terms Farm to Market, Farm to Table and even Farm to Preschool, but what do they mean and why is it important? Simply put, these are all terms or programs that mean using locally grown food that can easily and quickly be brought to market.
The CACFP Take Action Challenge had a huge impact on not only my program practices, but the children in my program. They have become more excited about our health and nutrition curriculum, more willing to try new foods and have just became healthier in general due to new practices I have implemented.
Planning your Back to School Night! Why you want to and how to make it happen.
While we were at the National Family Child Care Institute, we learned about a fabulous new literacy tool for family child care providers to use!
Too Small to Fail in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and in collaboration with the National Head Start Association (NHSA) and the National Association for Family Child Care Providers (NAFCC) has created a comprehensive resource to engage in literacy activities with children - without out being so comprehensive you don't want to use it!
We’ve altered our plan somewhat – the recent events across the nation are something we simply can’t ignore. As family child care providers, you have not just an opportunity to help young children develop relationships with people who are different from themselves; you have an obligation to provide tools so that perhaps these same children might not need the conversations about diversity that must happen now. Following are some concrete steps you can take to help young children respect and value people who are different from themselves.