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What is Inclusion?

Inclusion
Blog Post
Date: January 27, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Does simply having children with disabilities in your class make it “inclusive”? “Access to inclusive care and education means more than getting in the front door,” writes Melissa Crist. In many instances educators are not given the materials or training necessary to...

Inclusion: Finding a Common Understanding

Inclusion
Article
Date: January 27, 2015
Author: Melissa Crist
Finding a shared definition of early childhood inclusion is crucial in ensuring that every child gets the best possible start.

A Place Just for Teachers

MyPlace
Blog Post
Date: January 15, 2015
Author: Trevor
As a profession, we’re good at caring for children. In center after center, you can find teachers interacting with children, guiding their play, furthering their development, igniting their curiosity, helping them become the remarkable people they are meant to be. It is heart-warming to see...

Tie-Dyed Snow Flakes

snowflakes
Blog Post
Date: January 13, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Of course the best activity in winter is to get outside and enjoy the snow! But for the times when the weather doesn't cooperate, try this snowflake-making project with your kids to bring the beauty of the season indoors. The fun is in the process so make sure you have enough coffee filters on...

How Babies Learn

how babies learn
Article
Date: January 13, 2015
Author: Lois Ingellis & Arlene Rider
Have commercialism and information overload confused our innate instincts on how to care for children? Two grandmothers submit their advice and cautions in this refreshing article filled with age-old wisdom.

Tie-Dyed Snowflakes

snowflakes
Slide Show
Date: January 06, 2015
The best activity in winter is to get outside and enjoy the snow. But for the times when the weather doesn't cooperate, try this snowflake-making project with your kids to bring the beauty of the season indoors.

The Wisdom of Grandmothers

how babies learn
Blog Post
Date: January 06, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Grandmothers know best. Who would argue that! With their motherly instincts and years of experience they deserve to be listened to. But are their voices being drowned out by the virtual avalanche of new products that claim to be essential for infants' learning and development? What has become of...

Christmas Greetings

candle
Blog Post
Date: December 23, 2014
Author: Rhonda
The room is dark but filled with people, each holding an unlit candle. A single match is struck as one person lights the candles of those nearest her. They turn to their neighbors, sharing the light. Within moments the whole room is aglow! As teachers and parents, what you do for a single child...

Their Name Is Today

Their Name Is Today
Video
Date: December 23, 2014
Children are our future, but need your love now. As the poet Gabriela Mistral wrote, “To them we cannot answer, ‘Tomorrow.’ Their name is today.”

The Village Lends a Hand

Community Partnerships
Blog Post
Date: December 16, 2014
If it really takes a village to raise a child, why don’t we see more villages getting involved? Here’s the remarkable story of a community that wanted to know not how its children were failing, but how it was failing children. Scrapping the hours of pencil and paper testing that are...

Community Partnerships for Assuring School Readiness

Community Partnerships
Article
Date: December 16, 2014
Author: Dana Friedman
Early childhood advocates have long known that we lack systems and infrastructure to deliver comprehensive services to children and their families, but what can we do to fix the problem?

Making Icy Ornaments

ice ornament
Blog Post
Date: December 09, 2014
Your kids will love making these eye-catching, icy mobiles. Wait until you have a few days of freezing temperature and try this fun activity with your class. All you need are some jam lids or shallow dishes, string, and some seasonal nature objects such as berries, seeds, or leaves. 1. Arrange...

Home Away From Home

Home away from home
Blog Post
Date: December 02, 2014
Upon entering a massive cathedral, we feel small and insignificant. The quiet atmosphere of a library can make us feel calm and studious. The sensory overload of color, light, and noise in a discount super-store is instantaneous. The environments we find ourselves in have a profound effect on our...

Defending Play

Power of Play
Blog Post
Date: November 25, 2014
“Imagine child’s play as a medieval castle under siege from all sides,” wrote Kim Mulford in a 2011 article. Government-mandated standards and assessments, electronic entertainment, and parental fears are breaking through the fortress walls. Play is under attack. Who will lead...

The Power of Play

Power of Play
Article
Date: November 25, 2014
Author: Dr. Mary Ruth Moore
Teachers must model appropriate play practices in their classrooms, but what if the teachers themselves don't understand the importance of play to childhood? As a professor of early childhood education, Dr. Moore, shares her commitment to teach her students the power of play.

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Article
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Judith Pack
In this thought provoking article, Judi Pack urges teachers to take time to reflect on the “big questions”: How do you view children? Who do you want to be in the lives of your students? How do young children learn? How would you define your role in the classroom?

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Blog Post
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“In the field of education, teachers are constantly being told what they should do with children in a classroom,” writes Judi Pack. “They are inundated with new curricula packages, child assessment rubrics, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), and activities that...

How to Make Paper Bag Trees

Paper Bag tree
Slide Show
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time or materials to prepare. Follow these simple instructions for the basic idea, but then be sure to let your kids add their own...

Making Paper Bag Trees

paper bag tree
Blog Post
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time, or materials, to prepare. Collect a brown paper bag (any size will work), scissors, and some scraps of colored paper, and...

Teaching STEM with Ramps

Ramps and Pathways
Article
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Betty Zan
Incorporating ramps in the block area opens up a new realm of scientific exploration plus a whole lot of great fun! How to implement these ideas into your classroom:
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All Resources for All Topics

(245 Results)

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion
Blog Post
Date: January 27, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Does simply having children with disabilities in your class make it “inclusive”? “Access to inclusive care and education means more than getting in the front door,” writes Melissa Crist. In many instances educators are not given the materials or training necessary to...

Inclusion: Finding a Common Understanding

Inclusion
Article
Date: January 27, 2015
Author: Melissa Crist
Finding a shared definition of early childhood inclusion is crucial in ensuring that every child gets the best possible start.

A Place Just for Teachers

MyPlace
Blog Post
Date: January 15, 2015
Author: Trevor
As a profession, we’re good at caring for children. In center after center, you can find teachers interacting with children, guiding their play, furthering their development, igniting their curiosity, helping them become the remarkable people they are meant to be. It is heart-warming to see...

Tie-Dyed Snow Flakes

snowflakes
Blog Post
Date: January 13, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Of course the best activity in winter is to get outside and enjoy the snow! But for the times when the weather doesn't cooperate, try this snowflake-making project with your kids to bring the beauty of the season indoors. The fun is in the process so make sure you have enough coffee filters on...

How Babies Learn

how babies learn
Article
Date: January 13, 2015
Author: Lois Ingellis & Arlene Rider
Have commercialism and information overload confused our innate instincts on how to care for children? Two grandmothers submit their advice and cautions in this refreshing article filled with age-old wisdom.

Tie-Dyed Snowflakes

snowflakes
Slide Show
Date: January 06, 2015
The best activity in winter is to get outside and enjoy the snow. But for the times when the weather doesn't cooperate, try this snowflake-making project with your kids to bring the beauty of the season indoors.

The Wisdom of Grandmothers

how babies learn
Blog Post
Date: January 06, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Grandmothers know best. Who would argue that! With their motherly instincts and years of experience they deserve to be listened to. But are their voices being drowned out by the virtual avalanche of new products that claim to be essential for infants' learning and development? What has become of...

Christmas Greetings

candle
Blog Post
Date: December 23, 2014
Author: Rhonda
The room is dark but filled with people, each holding an unlit candle. A single match is struck as one person lights the candles of those nearest her. They turn to their neighbors, sharing the light. Within moments the whole room is aglow! As teachers and parents, what you do for a single child...

Their Name Is Today

Their Name Is Today
Video
Date: December 23, 2014
Children are our future, but need your love now. As the poet Gabriela Mistral wrote, “To them we cannot answer, ‘Tomorrow.’ Their name is today.”

The Village Lends a Hand

Community Partnerships
Blog Post
Date: December 16, 2014
If it really takes a village to raise a child, why don’t we see more villages getting involved? Here’s the remarkable story of a community that wanted to know not how its children were failing, but how it was failing children. Scrapping the hours of pencil and paper testing that are...

Community Partnerships for Assuring School Readiness

Community Partnerships
Article
Date: December 16, 2014
Author: Dana Friedman
Early childhood advocates have long known that we lack systems and infrastructure to deliver comprehensive services to children and their families, but what can we do to fix the problem?

Making Icy Ornaments

ice ornament
Blog Post
Date: December 09, 2014
Your kids will love making these eye-catching, icy mobiles. Wait until you have a few days of freezing temperature and try this fun activity with your class. All you need are some jam lids or shallow dishes, string, and some seasonal nature objects such as berries, seeds, or leaves. 1. Arrange...

Home Away From Home

Home away from home
Blog Post
Date: December 02, 2014
Upon entering a massive cathedral, we feel small and insignificant. The quiet atmosphere of a library can make us feel calm and studious. The sensory overload of color, light, and noise in a discount super-store is instantaneous. The environments we find ourselves in have a profound effect on our...

Defending Play

Power of Play
Blog Post
Date: November 25, 2014
“Imagine child’s play as a medieval castle under siege from all sides,” wrote Kim Mulford in a 2011 article. Government-mandated standards and assessments, electronic entertainment, and parental fears are breaking through the fortress walls. Play is under attack. Who will lead...

The Power of Play

Power of Play
Article
Date: November 25, 2014
Author: Dr. Mary Ruth Moore
Teachers must model appropriate play practices in their classrooms, but what if the teachers themselves don't understand the importance of play to childhood? As a professor of early childhood education, Dr. Moore, shares her commitment to teach her students the power of play.

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Article
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Judith Pack
In this thought provoking article, Judi Pack urges teachers to take time to reflect on the “big questions”: How do you view children? Who do you want to be in the lives of your students? How do young children learn? How would you define your role in the classroom?

The Big Questions

The Big Questions
Blog Post
Date: November 18, 2014
Author: Rhonda
“In the field of education, teachers are constantly being told what they should do with children in a classroom,” writes Judi Pack. “They are inundated with new curricula packages, child assessment rubrics, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), and activities that...

How to Make Paper Bag Trees

Paper Bag tree
Slide Show
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time or materials to prepare. Follow these simple instructions for the basic idea, but then be sure to let your kids add their own...

Making Paper Bag Trees

paper bag tree
Blog Post
Date: November 11, 2014
A great way to reuse brown paper bags—turn them back into trees! This craft project is perfect for your preschool or kindergarten class and takes very little time, or materials, to prepare. Collect a brown paper bag (any size will work), scissors, and some scraps of colored paper, and...

Teaching STEM with Ramps

Ramps and Pathways
Article
Date: November 04, 2014
Author: Betty Zan
Incorporating ramps in the block area opens up a new realm of scientific exploration plus a whole lot of great fun! How to implement these ideas into your classroom:
Load More