Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

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  • Let's Sing! The Benefits of Music in Early Childhood

    Too Small To Fail - February 03, 2018

    Listening to music and singing with your little one is not only fun but can play a powerful role in helping to support his/her early brain and language development. Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and more, which helps develop listening and comprehension skills. These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read....Read More

  • Examples of Parent Communication From Teachers

    Hi Mama - February 02, 2018

    How do you communicate with parents? What are all the ways early childhood professionals can communicate with parents? Below we've listed 5 of the most commons early learning communication approaches. What others do you have?...Read More

  • I'm Glad I'm Me: Developing Self-Esteem in Young Children

    PBS - January 31, 2018

    How children feel about themselves, their self-worth, is one of our greatest responsibilities and one of our biggest challenges. People who have a positive sense of self feel they have something worthwhile to contribute and a sense of internal worth....Read More

  • How to Handle Temper Tantrums in Early Childhood Care

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - January 30, 2018

    Early childhood professionals can witness emotional outbursts and tantrums from their children that range in severity from small tantrums to drastic meltdowns....Read More

  • 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