The number one concern for most child care providers and parents is a child with extreme behavior problems. While all children will need correction at some point and time, others will need constant attention because of behavior issues. For the safety of other children in the center, aggressive behaviors must be corrected. Combating behavior problems can prove difficult for providers. They simply do not have the authority to correct behavior problems on their own. Children who act out in the child care setting are likely to exhibit the same behaviors at home. Parents are often aware of behavior issues such as aggression because they, too, have experienced it with the child. Communication will be key when addressing problems that are occurring in the center and…
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The basis of Montessori practice in the classroom is respected individual choice of research and work, and uninterrupted concentration rather than group lessons led by an adult. Learn more
In a nutshell, Reggio Emilia approach articulates children to acquire skills of critical thinking and collaboration. Learn more
Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head. Learn more
Children learn best when they are actively involved with materials and with others. The Creative Curriculum program places emphasis on setting up the proper learning environment.
Active learning — whether planned by adults or initiated by children — is the central element of the HighScope Preschool Curriculum.
Phonics is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes—in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them.
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Divorce is common experience for children in America today. Statistics show that the majority of the marriages in the U.S. will end in divorce. The effects of divorce on children can be devastating and this impact will carry over to the child care setting. Knowing what to expect from children who are going through this will allow parents and caregivers to be prepared for unexpected behaviors and to know how to properly deal with them. What to Expect………. Children handle divorce differently. Two year olds will handle divorce in a different way than five-year olds. However, parents and caregivers are likely to see a change in most of the young children who are going through it. Infants – Infants do not have the cognitive ability…
The years when your baby was still a newborn have passed by quickly. Now you’ve got a bubbly and active toddler who is too big to fit in his old crib anymore. Once you feel that the crib has served its purpose, it’s time to teach your child how to sleep in his own bed. Teaching your child to sleep on his own is one of the challenges you as a parent must go through. This is because you are finally at the stage in which your child is sleeping in own bed and getting used to going through the night without Mommy or Daddy around all the time. Though it can be difficult, especially if he is too attached to you, eventually you will…
Tackling the separation anxiety can be traumatic for parents. The screech and tears draw out culpability and anxiety, as parents worry about both their child’s sentiments and the caregiver’s capacity to tackle the situation. Below mentioned facts will certainly help parents and caretaker work on the complexities of separation anxiety. Consider that the behavior is normal. Though some kids never undergo the separation anxiety, for most, separation anxiety generally come into view around 9 to 12 months of age, and at times as early as 6 months, and can vary in a child’s early age. After infancy, separation anxiety tends to arise in the presence of other life strainers, like travel, moving, divorce, or a new caretaker or a new classroom. Time your departure strategically…
As a parent who has a child that would bite, I know it can be a frustrating at times. The center that my son attends told us that it is very common for a child at his age to bite. This was good information to know but it still did not make the situation easier. We always wondered on the way to pick him up if he bit another child that day and we would pray it was not the same child as the day before. Our child would bite at least one child a week and it always seemed to be over a toy or his stuffed animal. The poor child he seemed to bite most often was a child he played with all…
Provider Licensing/Registration: For your child’s safety, choose a caregiver that is registered with your State Childcare Licensing Agency. This ensures that the caregiver has met the State’s requirements and a satisfactory background check has been completed. It is strongly recommended that you contact the state and ask if any complaints have been filed against any caregiver you are considering. Location: The distance between your child’s caregiver and your place of employment can affect your daily routine in addition to playing a vital role in the event your child is injured, becomes ill or an emergency arises while your child is in the providers care. Choosing a program that is of equal distance between your home and work can reduce your commute time and will allow…