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Turning our attention to children’s mental health during COVID-19

Here's another important resource for all adults who care for children from Child Trends. Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The free COVID-19 early childhood webinar is full but will be recorded!

Last week we hastily put together a webinar on the implications of COVID-19  (Coronavirus for early childhood programs with the help of early childhood heroes from Child Care Aware of America and child care legend, Tom Copeland.  One week later, and the registration now tops 7,000. Our system only allows 3,000 attendees, so we decided

Updated links: Coronavirus Resources

In our post yesterday, I shared resources from the CDC specifically for child care centers and schools about preparing for COVID-19. Today I have even more resources to share: NEW- ADDED 3/19/2020: Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 from Teaching Strategies   Harvard Medical School’s guide on how to talk to

Stay calm, prepare, & mitigate: COVID-19 in early childhood programs

If you are an early childhood program administrator or teacher, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is on the top of your mind. Of course you are thinking about what to do about potential closures, revenue loss, and all of the associated nightmarish details. Take a deep, cleansing breath and blow out slowly. Hopefully that helped. Stop what you

Buying Early Childhood Books and Resources from Amazon? Here’s the bad news

By Fran Simon, M.Ed. The biggest consumer season of the year is on now! It's the perfect time to learn what happens to innovation when you buy Early Childhood books and resources from Amazon. It's not pretty. I know, you want to save money It's true that you can sometimes find lower prices on early

On #GivingTuesday, here are some of our favorite early childhood charities

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. It seems like the giving should be before the consuming, but nonetheless, today's the day we can make the most of our charitable donations because many great charities have matching gifts on Giving Tuesday. Before you become consumed with the holiday season, please take a

Ever have trouble logging in to our webinars? Here’s help!

From time to time, we receive emails from confused webinar-goers who have trouble logging in to our webinars. First, please know we are sorry for any inconvenience you might have experienced. While webinars should be easy and trouble-free, there's a lot of technology involved in the execution of webinars. Here's some information that might help

Apps for Early Childhood Educators: Intention the heart of the product AND the users

By Fran Simon, M.Ed. When it comes to family communication and documentation in early childhood programs, I believe it is quality, not quantity that makes a difference. Educators' deep reflections about their students' learning, their interactions with the world and people around them, rather than constant updates about routines are often much more impactful for

Urgent: Help families at the border with basic necessities

Every morning, when I open my email box, I read Exchange EveryDay, a publication of Child Care Information Exchange and Exchange Press. I learn something interesting or important every morning. Today I learned about how Bright Horizons Family Foundation Bright Spaces supports a Bright Space at the Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) in McAllen, Texas. This

Q&A from: Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE, by Peggy Ashbrook, Carrie Lynne Draper, MEd, and Beth Van Meeteren, PhD

We were fortunate to have Peggy Ashbrook, Carrie Lynne Draper, MEd, and Beth Van Meeteren, PhD present  Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE on June 5, 2019. Many of the participants had questions that we were unable to ask the presenters.  They were kind enough to answer