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Creating a Lesson Plan

How to Create a Lesson Plan Lesson planning is essential to creating a classroom that is organized, developmentally appropriate, and supportive. For some, lesson planning can feel like a stressful or intimidating task considering the time and focus it takes. Here, we’ve broken the elements of planning down into manageable steps so that you can […]

Spring into Spring: Play, Craft and Read

Spring is here- Let’s hop into it! We love this time of year- the longer days bring more sunshine, warmer weather and we’re surrounded by the promise of blooming plants! We’ve compiled a list of activities for the whole family to help welcome the season. Spring into Activity Search for spring with this interactive activity […]

Social Emotional Development: Supporting children ages zero to three

Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood It is amazing how much children grow and learn in their first five years! Parents and caretakers may feel at times that they’re looking at and caring for a new little person every day! This is because your child is developing at an incredible rate- mentally, physically, and […]

Infant and Toddler Learning Foundations

Early Development Learning Foundations The California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations are an in-depth, research and evidence backed explanation of the way infants and toddlers develop in the first three years of life and how that translates to high-quality classrooms. The Infant Toddler Learning Foundations explains development through four inter-connected domains, or specified areas of […]

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Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Ages 0 to 3

Early Development in Babies and Toddlers We hear the term child development a lot, but you may be thinking, what exactly does that cover? Child development refers to an expansion of physical, cognitive, psychological, and socioemotional skills that lead to increased competence, autonomy, and independence for a child. From conception to birth and through early […]

It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family

It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family It’s here, the season of white, red, pink and often glittery hearts. The time of year when we may emphasize just how much we love those around us with a little extra enthusiasm. February seems like a needed break in what can feel like […]

What Is Sesame Street in Communities?

Sesame Street is an instantly recognizable institution of early childhood education. The program has been welcomed into homes for its school-readiness and life lessons taught by warm and hilarious characters for over 50 years. Targeted to families with children in the formative early years, the content has always addressed early development while adapting to the […]

What Is TrustLine?

What Is TrustLine? A family requiring child care deserves peace of mind in knowing that the adult they’re entrusting their child with is capable, experienced, and safe. There are many options when it comes to looking for child care and families consider what best fits their schedule, preferences, and finances. That can often mean choosing […]

Working with Children Who Have Challenging Behaviors

Working with Challenging Behaviors Young children naturally engage in behaviors that challenge, it is a part of their proper development. In these early years, toddlers experience a growing desire to separate from parents and caregivers and to initiate new-found independence. They test imposed limits, and yet have limited skills to communicate their feelings and experiences. […]

How To Use Powerful Interactions

Using Powerful Interactions Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework […]

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