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How to Create a Daycare Newsletter

March 9, 2011

Tweet Tweet If you own a daycare, consider writing a monthly newsletter. Why is this important? A great newsletter is a simple tool that helps keep the lines of communication open between parents and staff. What’s more, daycare newsletter helps you grow your business, increase enrollment, and stand out above and beyond your competition. Not [...]

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Spring Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

March 12, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is a marvelous season. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the air is crisp with renewal and hope. Daycare providers can enhance their curriculum with story-time books and activities that celebrate the spring season. Spring Art Activity Eggshell Tulips* You will need: Eggshells, pipe cleaners, tempura paint, markers, and glue [...]

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Teaching Young Children Foreign Languages: Interview with Myelita Melton

March 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Experts agree that introducing children to foreign languages should begin as early as possible. The earlier, the better! Teaching young children foreign languages a huge topic and one that many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers debate.  In our interview with Myelita Melton, CEO of SpeakEasy Communications, Inc, and author of [...]

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Random Acts of Kindness Week: Free Reading and Resource List

February 15, 2010

Tweet Tweet Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 15-21.  Random Acts of Kindness week month is promoted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in order to incorporate kindness into schools and communities. Recognize Random acts of Kindness week in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on kindness, charity, courtesy, [...]

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Dental Health Month Reading and Resource List: Free Dental Health Worksheets

February 10, 2010

Tweet Tweet February is Children’s Dental health month which is sponsored by the American Dental Association in order to promote awareness of dental health. Recognize Children’s Dental Health Month in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on dental health and implementing related activities. Consider the following reading lists and resources for [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter V: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 8, 2010

Tweet Tweet Preschool teachers and daycare providers can help children learn to recognize and write the letter V through fun activities that support clear learning objectives. Learning Objectives The students will identify the letter V. The students make and recognize the V sound. The students will learn to trace and write upper and lower case [...]

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Valentine’s Day Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Valentine’s Day Activity Printables

January 27, 2010

Tweet Tweet Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated on February 14, is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other through Valentine’s cards, gifts and other acts of thoughtfulness. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on the symbols of Valentine’s [...]

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How to Select Infant Daycare: Interview with Ashley Murphree

January 22, 2010

Tweet Tweet Selecting infant daycare is a task not to be taken lightly. When you are selecting a daycare center in your area, it is important to understand the pros and cons of infant daycare and to know important questions to ask daycare providers. Our interview with Ashley Murphree, the owner of Carpe Diem Private [...]

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Learning through Play and Preschool Activities: Interview with Jan Z. Olsen (Part 2)

January 15, 2010

Tweet Tweet In part two of our interview with Jan Z. Olsen, Olsen discusses how learning through play leads to real life learning in physical and cognitive development and offers examples of activities that a daycare provider can easily implement. OwnADaycare: How does play lead to real life learning in the area of physical development? [...]

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Learning Through Play and Preschool Activities: Interview with Jan Z. Olsen

January 13, 2010

Tweet Tweet Children learn through both direct and indirect play. Child day care providers can take advantage of opportunities for social and emotional learning through play activities. In our interview with expert Jan Z. Olsen, OTR, co-creator of The Get Set for School™ readiness program and founder and creator of Handwriting Without Tears®, explains the importance [...]

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