ADHD in the Preschool Setting: Interview with Dr. Sara J Dorison Part 2

February 3, 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 2 of our interview with child neurologist Dr. Sara J. Dorison details the important [...]

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ADHD in the Preschool Setting: Interview with Dr. Sara J. Dorison

February 1, 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. Our interview with child neurologist Dr. Sara J. Dorison details the important aspects of ADHD [...]

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Presidents’ Day Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free President’s Day Worksheets

January 29, 2010

Tweet Tweet Presidents’ Day is a holiday which honors two presidents of the United States: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Presidents’ Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February. Celebrate Presidents’ Day in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on great presidents, the presidency, and President’s [...]

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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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Valentine’s Day Caterpillar Craft for Preschoolers: Fine Motor Activity

January 25, 2010

Tweet Tweet When developing curriculum, daycare providers must include age-appropriate activities for young children that develop fine motor skills. This Valentine’s Day Caterpillar craft is an activity that will support a Thanksgiving unit as well as promote visual motor coordination, bilateral coordination, and hand strength. Fine motor skills are actions that involve the small movement [...]

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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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Black History Month Activities for Daycare Centers

January 20, 2010

Tweet Tweet February is Black History Month, a month set aside to celebrate the accomplishments and culture of African Americans. Get a head start by planning history lessons, creative activities, and music and movement activities in your daycare center that celebrate the history of blacks in America. Here are a few simple ideas in a [...]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Daycare Activities

January 18, 2010

Tweet Tweet January 18, 2010 is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. This federal holiday commemorates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the civil rights movement, and is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. While young children in a child care center may or may not be [...]

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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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