Crayon Melt Preschool Activity: Creative Development Lesson Plan for Daycare

March 3, 2010

Tweet Tweet Early learning goals for preschool age children involve creative development. According to Art and Creative Development for Young Children by Schirrmacher and Fox [Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008], “Creative expression fosters emotional development and positive mental health by validating the uniqueness of the individual…Creativity fosters success and mastery since there is no one right [...]

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Spring Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Spring Activity Printables

February 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet Spring is the season of the year between winter and summer when the weather becomes warmer and plants revive and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Spring is a great time for daycare providers to enhance their curriculum with story-time books [...]

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Teaching Preschoolers the Letter D: Alphabet Recognition Activities

February 22, 2010

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

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How to Balance Work and Home Life: Interview with Lesley Pyle Part 2

February 19, 2010

Tweet Tweet Balance work and home life can be challenging. Men and women with home based businesses and young children are faced with the challenge of juggling the tasks involved in maintaining their career and successfully running a household. This issue is one that many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers face.  Fortunately, [...]

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How to Balance Work and Home Life: Interview with Lesley Pyle Part 1

February 17, 2010

Tweet Tweet Balancing work and home life can be challenging. Men and women with home based businesses and young children are faced with the challenge of juggling the tasks involved in maintaining their career and successfully running a household. This issue is one that many daycare providers or those that own childcare centers face.  Fortunately, [...]

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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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How to Reduce Hours of Daycare Administration Time

February 12, 2010

Tweet Tweet Administrative duties can be a time consuming and monotonous aspect of child care jobs . Administrative assistants in child care centers and preschools can spend countless hours can be spent accessing, sorting, calculating, and reporting information. Fortunately, it is simple to shave hours off of your administration time by investing in daycare software [...]

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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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ADHD in the Preschool Setting: Interview with Sara J Dorison Part 3

February 5, 2010

Tweet Tweet Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of disorders that include inattentiveness, over-activity, and/or impulsivity. Daycare providers must recognize the signs of symptoms of ADHD as well as how to manage children diagnosed with the disorder. Part 3 of our interview with child neurologist Dr. Sara J. Dorison provides tips for [...]

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