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The Dot

Published on September 18, 2018 under Winter
Yesterday I read the story called "The Dot " to the children. It's a story about a child that felt like he was not an artist and he could not draw. Eventually with his teachers…
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But Why is Advocacy Important

Published on September 17, 2018 under Winter
I have found myself more involved in the politics that surround the early childhood field. Advocacy in our field is wide and deep. You can advocate for quality, you can advocate for teacher pay and…
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Published on September 13, 2018 under Winter
The wonderful thing about family childcare is we can truly follow the children's lead. As we readied to come inside the children were so engaged. It's a hard call. What do they miss if we…
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Silly Songs

Published on September 12, 2018 under Winter
During my planning for intentional experiences with our children one of the days of the week I plan for silly songs and music. Studies have proven that connections are made during these times that build…
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I Love Routines

Published on September 10, 2018 under Winter
Routine is my friend . Routine is also something that children need and crave. Return gives everyone a sense of safety. If you think about it you have routines in your house and family .…
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Friday Flushing

Published on September 7, 2018 under Winter
All our friends were finally back at school today so I was able to complete those darn assessments. Developmental , hearing , vision and growth are all checked. Yipppeeee ! Now we can move on…
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Peaceful Easy Feelin’

Published on September 5, 2018 under Winter
It's just a peaceful easy feeling - When I started to blog this song came to mind. It's funny how you can find peace in life even when it's loud and not always perfect. Today…
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You get a screening !

Published on September 4, 2018 under Winter
You get a screening. You get a screening. Everybody gets a screening. Today we did height, weight, and hearing screenings. If you have wondered if your child can hear or is just ignoring you I…
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Loose Parts

Published on August 31, 2018 under Winter
The best play experiences are initiated by children. They make the decision what they want to play , how they want to play it and how long .... Some toys are closed ended. They have…
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