5 Proven Quiet Activities for Nap Time

Preschool nap time.

Creating a Peaceful Preschool Environment In the dynamic realm of early childhood education, understanding the diverse needs of young learners during rest periods is crucial. Not every preschooler will adhere to the same nap time schedule, and that’s perfectly normal. As educators and caregivers, it’s vital to offer a variety of calming preschool activities that […]

The Art of Filling and Pouring with Preschoolers

Preschool filling and pouring activities.

Enhancing Fine Motor Skills with Engaging Activities In the enchanting world of early childhood education, the mastery of fine motor skills lays the groundwork for academic success. Engaging in activities that involve filling and pouring, for both preschoolers and toddlers, can be a delightful way to bolster these skills. It’s not just about the simple […]

Engage your Early Learners using Provocations

Children engaged in provacations

Unlocking Creativity and Imagination with a Child-Centered Approach  As an early childhood educator, you might have come across the term ‘provocations’ and wondered about its implications in your childcare or preschool setting. Originating from the Reggio Emilia Approach, provocations are incredible tools for learning, offering a wealth of opportunities to stimulate young learners’ creativity, initiative, […]

Marketing Strategies for Child Care Centers and Preschools

Happy child in preschool classroom.

Maximizing Visibility with these Proactive Marketing Ideas In an era where parents delve deeper into the realm of early childhood education, the demand for exceptional childcare services is at an all-time high. Parents seek more than mere convenience; they are on the lookout for childcare centers that offer a unique edge. This shift presents a […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Preschool or Childcare Program 

Early childhood educators in discussion.

The demand for quality early childhood education has never been higher, and if you’ve been considering starting a preschool or childcare center, there’s no better time than now to take the leap. Whether you’re driven by a passion for meaningful education or a desire to fill a gap in your community, opening a program that […]

100 Positive Adjectives and Adverbs for Writing Learning Stories

Positivity is the mindset that helps produce emotions such as joy, amusement, happiness, serenity, gratitude and inspiration. Early childhood environments that value and foster positivity and these emotions enable young learners to flourish. When writing Learning Stories, it’s important to always focus on the learning process rather than the end product and in using positive […]

Authentic Assessment – What, Why, and Examples

Traditional early childhood assessments focus on what children can do in specific domains at a particular time. These assessments often rely on direct observations of children’s skills and abilities to make inferences about their learning. However, recent years have seen a shift towards more authentic forms of assessment. This type of assessment concerns what children […]

A Writer’s Guide to Amazing Learning Stories That Will Engage Families

Are Your Families Reading Your Stories? The mechanics of writing Learning Stories is easy enough in platforms like Educa.  And you know families love them, including grandparents who often can’t get enough. Plus children will constantly revisit their stories, retelling them to other kids, their parents and their extended family. However, sometimes parents just aren’t […]

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