The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the challenges within early childhood education, childcare, and early learning programs. Changes are needed in early childhood to create a system that supports every child, families, and the teachers who guide young children. It takes a cohesive, and ongoing, partnership between federal, state, local, private, and public resources to create the best early … [Read more...] about The Childcare Crisis: Attracting and Retaining Early Childhood Employees at Bright Horizons®
Back to School for Preschool and PreK
It’s already August! This month’s free printable Ways to Play Every Day Activity Calendar for preschoolers has all the activities you need as summer winds down and the school year kicks off. The first two weeks reinforce letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. The last two weeks focus on practicing self-care skills and prepping for returning to school. ALL NEW! Ways to Play Every Day: August … [Read more...] about ALL NEW! Ways to Play Every Day: August Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
As early childhood professionals, our readers know that effective strategies for conflict management are required in operating a quality early learning program. While it is important for all early childhood professionals to have tools when conflicts arise, it is even more important to guide children toward the social and emotional skills necessary for resolving their own conflicts. The … [Read more...] about GUI102: Conflict Resolution in the Early Childhood Environment-ChildCare Education Institute Course Review
In a few weeks our own preschoolers will begin a new preschool year. We are pleased to partner with Nurture Store UK to offer YOU all three of our co-authored eBooks: UP, Make Your Mark, and ABC's and 123's for 50% off THIS WEEK ONLY! Playful learning with engineering, ABC's, and numbers in preschool has never been easier with full-color photos and easy set-up activities to spark curiosity, … [Read more...] about Playful Learning with Engineering, ABC’s, and Numbers in Preschool!
Preschoolers love to sing FUN songs, fingerplays, and counting rhymes. Adding music and rhythm into a preschooler's every day world helps them develop the rhythm and cadence so important to healthy brain and body development as they grow. In our newest Preschool Pack, we have 145 of the BEST in preschool songs, fingerplays, counting rhymes, and short poems for use ALL YEAR LONG at … [Read more...] about Preschool Songs, Fingerplays, & Counting Rhymes for ALL SEASONS!
We are always asked by parents how we get all of our preschoolers to nap at school. There really isn't a magical formula, but there are many tips for helping preschoolers transition to nap peacefully during the day. Lack of overall quality sleep is the number one negative behavior trigger for preschoolers. Quality sleep, including nap time, is important to healthy growth and development. As … [Read more...] about Help Ease Nap Time Struggles with Preschoolers