Celebrate Black History Month with songs and stories This February marks the 48th annual Black History Month. It is an extra opportunity to celebrate and highlight black stories, experiences, and perspectives. We think the “Let’s Celebrate Black History Song!” From Sesame Street is a great way to introduce young children to what this month is […]
Prevent Germs in Your Classroom There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a new school year and its possibilities! There is one possibility, however, that is not so fun, and that is the genuine threat of germs. Seasoned providers and parents know that school can bring colds, coughs, and stomach flu that spread quickly in
Types of Child Care There are many factors to consider when choosing child care, and parents will be looking for a program that suits their family’s needs, location, hours, and budget. Finding the right one can feel like a daunting task, but thankfully, several child care types are available to help tick off these boxes.
Provider Appreciation Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) was honored to celebrate participating early childhood providers at two recent appreciation events in San Bernardino and Victorville. Over 80 providers enrolled in QSSB gathered for a time of much-deserved recognition and long-awaited, in-person peer-to-peer networking. Early childhood providers are essential to the development and future success
QSSB’s Universal PreKindergarten Forums In May, QSSB hosted two virtual forums focused on Universal PreKindergarten (UPK), one for providers and the other for families and caretakers. Both events aimed to bring an understanding of what UPK will mean for child care environments and parent choice. What is Universal PreKindergarten? Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) will bring all
Mindful Activities for Small Children May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is never too early to start teaching the young children in your life how to check in with and care for themselves. Below are a couple of simple exercises to implement throughout the day to help toddlers regulate and understand the big
Child Abuse Prevention in Early Education April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an essential reminder that the collective work of communities can make a positive difference in keeping children safe. Child care providers are a vital part of the work of prevention. High quality early child care environments foster connection, safety and promote positive
Strategies to Help Children Cope with Stress Stress can seem like a very ‘adult’ concern, but the truth is stress is felt at every age and stage, even early childhood. The difference between adults and children is the ability to address and cope with stress. As we know, young children lack the developmental skills to
Cognitive Development in Preschoolers During preschool, a child’s brain is rapidly developing, and the more opportunities children have to think and explore, the better! Simple, everyday activities and interactions that focus on “brain work” are vital to a child’s cognitive development. Cognitive development refers specifically to the ability to learn, think, and problem solve. For
Get Creative this Halloween Halloween is a holiday with endless possibility for creativity. From costumes to decorations and festive snacks and crafts, there are so many opportunities to put your little one’s giant imagination to use! We’ve put together a few ideas to trick, treat, and craft your way into the spirit of the holiday.