Category Archives: Family Child Care

Find your favorite fall titles

As the air gets chillier, the leaves shift colors, and nighttime creeps up quicker, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up to Redleaf’s newest books. These new titles hit the shelves this month, perfect timing for the chilly days to … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Inspiring Educators

Women and girls have not always (and still do not in some places) received equal opportunities for education. Yet, somehow females continue to shape the world through what they learn and whom they teach. Here are just a few examples … Continue reading

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Mystery Word: An Active Way to Build Cognitive Skills

We have a great learning adventure to share today. The activity, Mystery Word, is pulled from one of our latest releases, Let’s Play, by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger. (Want to learn more about the book and its counterpart, … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Advocate for Play

As an early childhood professional, you know the important role that play has in children’s lives. Children’s play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and … Continue reading

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From the Redleaf Kitchen: Have Yourself a Merry Berry Salad

Looking for a fun and festive recipe that is easy to prepare and tastes great? Merry Berry Salad, a recipe from Cooking Is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook, is the perfect dish whether you’re serving lunch to a … Continue reading

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An Egg-cellent Science Activity

Set the table for learning! This fun activity from Incredible Edible Science provides a hands-on way to encourage children’s investigative nature and learn about the science process skill of inferring. Making inferences is a central part of a scientist’s work. … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Do You Have a Visit Plan?

If you are a family child care (in-home daycare) provider, you are most likely all too familiar with the pressures felt when it comes to being prepared for and receiving visits from licensors, food program representatives, coaches, and other people … Continue reading

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