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
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 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
Can you feel the heat?! It’s July and time for some fun in the sun! This month’s vacation-themed Ways to Play Every Day July Activity Calendar for Preschoolers explores summer road trips to the campsite, the beach, and the mountains. Encourage learning through pretend play, outdoor fun, and literacy opportunities whether at home, in childcare, or at summer camps. Ways to Play Every Day: … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: July Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
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