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  • 8 Things to Remember about Child Development

    Center on the Developing Child - Harvard - January 28, 2018

    Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions....Read More

  • Alphabet Bead Sand Tray Loose Parts Play

    January 26, 2018

    Did you know that something as simple as an alphabet bead can make a huge difference in teaching a child letter sounds, letter identification, forming words, and more!? Hands-on activities are always beloved in my home, and these lowercase letter beads and uppercase letter beads get lots and lots of love....Read More

  • Do you see what I see? Appreciating Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

    January 24, 2018

    As an adult who spends time each day with young children, you can be a leader in highlighting diversity in a positive way. It takes no special training or materials, and it isn't something you must squeeze into an already "bursting at the seams" schedule....Read More

  • How to Reduce Asthma Inducing Triggers in Your Classroom

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - January 22, 2018

    Making sure that you provide a healthy and clean learning environment for all children is a large part of being a great early childhood professional. This is especially important to young learners who suffer from asthma. ...Read More

  • How to Create a Professional Portfolio for Educators

    Hi Mama - January 20, 2018

    An educator's professional portfolio might contain lesson plans, sample assignments, audio or video recordings of their teaching style and performance evaluations from supervisors and peers....Read More

  • Encouraging Preschoolers' Cognitive Development with Books and Shared Reading

    January 18, 2018

    During the ages of 3 to 5, preschoolers' thinking skills are undergoing tremendous change. Their ability to use representational thought and symbols to stand for objects, people and events, which began in toddlerhood, is becoming even more complex....Read More

  • Tomayto, Tomahto: What's in a [Degree] Name?

    NAEYC - January 16, 2018

    Here's what we've learned: early childhood degree programs have many names, probably too many. As we collected data for the ECHE Directory, we identified 1300 associate degree programs, 1067 baccalaureate degree programs, 612 master's degree programs and 84 doctoral programs. For purposes of this blog post, we'll focus on the associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs....Read More