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: Harvard Medical School’s guide on how to talk to children about the coronavirus Kidshealth articles for families and children NPR’s child-centered comic to help explain coronavirus to children

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

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

How Pedagogical Documentation Chronicles Children’s Developmental Journeys

6/24/2019 In a piece published today in The Conversation, researcher Mary Elizabeth Picher describes how pedagogical documentation connects children's development to home and classroom learning. Picher's research has centered around "how and why documentation itself is a critical component of early childhood learning and development and a cornerstone of Ontario’s play-based kindergarten program." She also