Do you ever get into a “fashion rut” when teaching? I tend to wear what is comfortable, and easy each day. I choose pieces I know will wash well and hold up with all the care, play, and learning happening with our preschoolers daily. That being said, I own several colors of the same style shirts and pants just for those reasons. I was recently introduced to Savvi, and love the comfort and style of … [Read more...] about Fall Fashion for Teachers with a Giveaway from Savvi
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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®
Christmas season is a time for giving, and I’d like to extend a challenge to our readers to help in a way that multiplies blessings with tangible gifts that last for lifetimes. We are teachers, right?! We have classrooms and organizations; we help, as possible, within our own family’s budget. We purchase supplies for our classrooms when funding falls short. We have to decide where our personal … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday Teacher Challenge to Benefit Spark International Missions
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
Tips and Guidelines for Better Quality Sleep Routines for Families with Kids! Families across the nation are now transitioning kids into back-to-school bedtimes and good sleep routines. Quality sleep makes a huge difference in how kids learn and function daily. Lack of adequate sleep is linked to an increase in injuries, obesity, diabetes, depression, self-harm, and even increased suicidal … [Read more...] about Tips for Better Quality Sleep Routines for Kids! @Seven_hugs
Kids are often afraid of the dark and sometimes have bad dreams. The Wikki Stix dreamcatcher craft for kids is a tangible way to help ease bedtime anxieties! Dreamcatchers are an ancient Chippewa tradition. Legend says that since dreams never end, the dreamcatcher will hold all bad dreams and release only the good ones. When hung over a child's bed at night, the dreamcatchers are a tangible … [Read more...] about Dreamcatcher Crafts for Kids: No More Bad Dreams!