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Playful Learning Spaces for Babies and Toddlers
Creating engaging, welcoming and playful learning spaces for babies and toddlers is just as important as setting up environments for older children. Yet it can be challenging to find the right balance between offering an environment that is developmentally appropriate while still allowing for both security and basic caregiving needs to be met alongside the freedom of exploration as they challenge and extend upon new skills.
WEBINAR: Engage Staff and Families about COVID-19 Protocols Using Media Literacy
As we adjust to the new realities of providing child care in the midst of a pandemic, staff and families may question choices and strategies based on things they’ve heard or seen on television or social media. Even administrators might be confused about conflicting messages! This webinar is presented by an early childhood media literacy expert who offers strategies for using media literacy skills to address concerns and improve understanding.
The importance of hand washing for kids
Proper hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Do you know how to teach proper hand washing?
Anti-bias Early Childhood Education
Anti-bias education work in early childhood is shaped by a deep-seated belief in the importance of justice, the dream of each child being able to achieve all he or she is capable of, and the knowledge that we can make a difference. Here is a list of anti-bias articles and e-books to help you make connections, learn new strategies and become a leader in your program.
Looking for new ideas for physical activity?
Active for Life has compiled a great list of physical activity ideas for you to try – and they’ve made it easy for you to search for an activity to support a specific age group or skill!
Wearing Masks: Downloadable PDF Story
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is important to reassure children and help them understand why the people around them are wearing face masks. Here's a little story that uses lots of visuals and provides simple explanations for children - and it's available in English and Spanish!
Understanding Children’s Emotions in Extraordinary Times
In this video, Dr. Jean Clinton, a psychiatrist and advocate for children's mental health, speaks with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) to share her expertise in dealing with children's emotions in this extraordinary time. She also talks about ideas, resources and tips to help ease the challenging transition back to on-site work as the pandemic unfolds.
Tackling COVID-19 Together: MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Looking for ways to explain COVID-19 to children, keep families engaged with learning activities, and teach best practices for staying healthy? These tip sheets and infographics are full of helpful reminders on how to stay healthy, happy, and connected during COVID-19. Available in English, Spanish, Mam and Tagalog.
How to set up engaging CNC spaces
You don’t need a big budget or endless imagination and creativity to set up an engaging and playful indoor learning space – just some out of the box thinking, a little inspiration, regular reflection and most importantly, ongoing conversations with the children so you can hear their thoughts, suggestions and opinions and in the process encourage ownership and pride in their space!