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
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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
June is here! We have another exciting FREE Ways to Play Every Day monthly activity calendar for your own preschoolers. Encourage your kids to create and explore with Balloon fun, the Solar System, Zoo-themed activities, and "Start of the Summer" inspirations for learning through hands-on play. The Ways to Play Every Day June Activity Calendar for preschoolers offers daily activities to keep … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day – June 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
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
Just in time before kids break for the summer, our friend, Jamie from Hands On As We Grow, is offering a guided independent play challenge. We'd like to extend an invitation for YOU to join us. The FREE 5-Day Independent Play Challenge is an awesome way to get resources for creative, yet independent, play with personalized support for encouraging your own kids at home, in childcare, or in the … [Read more...] about FREE 5-Day Independent Play Challenge from Hands On As We Grow