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Compassion Deficit Disorder

CDD
Blog Post
Date: March 03, 2015
Author: Rhonda
“Kids seem to have fewer social skills than they did 15 years ago,” remarks one kindergarten teacher. “I find I’m spending more and more time helping my children settle disputes.” What is going on? What can explain the rising levels of bullying and teasing being...

The Importance of Dramatic Play

SOC
Blog Post
Date: February 24, 2015
Author: Rhonda
“Fantasy play is the glue that binds together all other pursuits, including the early teaching of reading and writing skills…” Vivian Gussin Paley Unstructured, creative time in the early childhood classroom is decreasing as teachers come under the pressure of standardized...

Lessons from the Bowerbird

artwork
Blog Post
Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Rhonda
This is an invitation to think beyond the ordinary. Think beyond the pictures in the early childhood catalog. Think beyond the room next door. Think like a bowerbird. Although an unlikely role model for teachers, this small native of the South Pacific may have a lot to teach us about intentional,...

Lessons from the Bowerbird

Bowerbird2
Article
Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Sandra Duncan
What can an early childhood classroom teacher learn from an Australian bowerbird?

Indoor Gardening

carrot top
Blog Post
Date: February 10, 2015
Author: Rhonda
You don’t have to wait until spring to learn about growing plants! Try sprouting carrot tops in your window—they’re super easy and the fern-like, green foliage looks very beautiful. Plus, the little green shoots appear in a matter of days which makes it a perfect project to do...

The Tools of STEM

workbench
Blog Post
Date: February 03, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Where are the innovators, engineers, surgeons, and scientists of tomorrow? Today, most likely, they’re constructing dangerously high towers in your block corner, getting drenched at the sand and water table, or tinkering with the volume control on the CD player. Scientific investigation is,...

The Power of the Woodworking Bench

work bench
Article
Date: February 03, 2015
Author: Judith Pack
“Clunk, clunk, zzzz-zzzzz—thunk!” These are sounds of kids using tools at a woodworking bench. Sounds once familiar and pleasurable to me during my teaching days. I no longer hear those sounds during my visits to schools, nor do I see woodworking benches as part of the classroom...

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...
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All Resources for All Topics

(253 Results)

Compassion Deficit Disorder

CDD
Blog Post
Date: March 03, 2015
Author: Rhonda
“Kids seem to have fewer social skills than they did 15 years ago,” remarks one kindergarten teacher. “I find I’m spending more and more time helping my children settle disputes.” What is going on? What can explain the rising levels of bullying and teasing being...

The Importance of Dramatic Play

SOC
Blog Post
Date: February 24, 2015
Author: Rhonda
“Fantasy play is the glue that binds together all other pursuits, including the early teaching of reading and writing skills…” Vivian Gussin Paley Unstructured, creative time in the early childhood classroom is decreasing as teachers come under the pressure of standardized...

Lessons from the Bowerbird

artwork
Blog Post
Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Rhonda
This is an invitation to think beyond the ordinary. Think beyond the pictures in the early childhood catalog. Think beyond the room next door. Think like a bowerbird. Although an unlikely role model for teachers, this small native of the South Pacific may have a lot to teach us about intentional,...

Lessons from the Bowerbird

Bowerbird2
Article
Date: February 17, 2015
Author: Sandra Duncan
What can an early childhood classroom teacher learn from an Australian bowerbird?

Indoor Gardening

carrot top
Blog Post
Date: February 10, 2015
Author: Rhonda
You don’t have to wait until spring to learn about growing plants! Try sprouting carrot tops in your window—they’re super easy and the fern-like, green foliage looks very beautiful. Plus, the little green shoots appear in a matter of days which makes it a perfect project to do...

The Tools of STEM

workbench
Blog Post
Date: February 03, 2015
Author: Rhonda
Where are the innovators, engineers, surgeons, and scientists of tomorrow? Today, most likely, they’re constructing dangerously high towers in your block corner, getting drenched at the sand and water table, or tinkering with the volume control on the CD player. Scientific investigation is,...

The Power of the Woodworking Bench

work bench
Article
Date: February 03, 2015
Author: Judith Pack
“Clunk, clunk, zzzz-zzzzz—thunk!” These are sounds of kids using tools at a woodworking bench. Sounds once familiar and pleasurable to me during my teaching days. I no longer hear those sounds during my visits to schools, nor do I see woodworking benches as part of the classroom...

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...
Load More