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Published on September 28, 2018 under Winter
What is developmentally appropriate practice? You probably have noticed that our classroom has a lot of bustlr and noise , the children are up doing things, talking, playing , and exploring. Such a classroom environment…
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What Children Need

Published on September 27, 2018 under Winter
Since we wholeheartedly believe in a play based curriculum we spend as much time as we can outside. Things change as the weather gets cooler. Early mornings are harder because there is still a little…
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Published on September 25, 2018 under Winter
The weather was amazing today so we stayed outside for an extended period. I always feel the need when we do that to justify that we are still learning all of the important things while…
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Published on September 24, 2018 under Winter
What is community ? What does community mean in a group of preschoolers ? Why is community important? From Kate Dane at which is a leading resource for early educators. When I describe the…
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Back In The Saddle

Published on September 21, 2018 under Winter
It felt really good to be back in school today. Several of the littles said " I missed you Miss Debbie ." I missed being here. Professional development is important. It's how I continue to…
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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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