Mindfulness in the early childhood environment has been given its due attention recently as we come to understand more about how mindfulness benefits all young children. Mindfulness practices have been around for centuries, but integrating mindfulness into early childhood environments can empower our youth with crucial tools. According to ChildCare Education Institute, the industry leader for … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in the Early Childhood Environment
As ECE professionals, we have an abundance of constantly evolving early childhood topics to consider as we prepare for another successful school year. Creating responsive classrooms and developmentally appropriate early childhood environments for all children isn’t easy by any means. According to ChildCare Education Institute, the industry leader for online professional development, there are 10 … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Topics ECE Professionals Must Know This School Year
According to Edith Grotberg, renown developmental psychologist, resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome, and be strengthened (or even transformed) by the adversities in life. As teachers and caregivers, gaining tools for building resilience in young children, through ChildCare Education Institute professional development, will help us support all young children … [Read more...] about SOC109 Building Resilience in Young Children – ChildCare Education Institute Professional Development
It's almost August and millions of kids, teachers, and parents are preparing for back-to-school time. I'm an educator, but also a parent of six and a grandparent to five young girls. As a teacher, I strive to meet my students just where they are. Real connections with kids take time, energy, lots of patience, and great love. I've learned that passion and heartfelt care for kids go further toward … [Read more...] about Super Kids Movement: Embrace Every Kid’s Light in the World!
The Kindness Elves: Encouraging Kindness through PLAY! Teaching kindness to kids requires daily practice, role play, and many opportunities for adults to model (model, model) acts of kindness. We are honored to introduce the Kindness Elves to YOU. Through daily play and interactions with these adorable little elves, kids will have many opportunities to practice small kindnesses at … [Read more...] about The Kindness Elves: Encouraging Kindness Through PLAY!
This week, The Early Childhood Education Team is offering tips and suggestions for MAKING FRIENDS in preschool! As an educator, I've had many conversations over the years with parents of children who are concerned their child may not know how (or are scared) to make friends with others. With a few suggestions and helpful advice, parents can encourage and guide their children to develop early … [Read more...] about Tips for Helping Preschoolers BE a Good Friend! #TeachECE