Tag Archives: early childhood education

Strategies for easing separation anxiety in young children–Redleaf Press Quick Guides

Young children’s behavior can be challenging at times, but handling it doesn’t have to be.   Today we’re looking at SEPARATION ANXIETY, excerpted from Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings by Connie Jo Smith, EdD (Redleaf Press Quick Guide). OBSERVED BEHAVIOR A child cries … Continue reading

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“I spent years gently reminding children that we don’t play that way inside.”

Guest Post: Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play By Mike Huber Click to watch a short video with author Mike Huber to see what rough-and-tumble play looks like, and read more below to learn to use it in your program! Embracing rough and tumble … Continue reading

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Using nature to teach math in early childhood

MATH Perhaps the only domain that gets less love from early childhood educators than science is math. How many people have said at one time or another, “I’m not a math person” or “I don’t have the math gene”? It’s … Continue reading

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How I learned building great teams sometimes requires heavy lifting, literally.

Our guest blogger today is Uniit Carruyo,  an early childhood educator and author of Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice (available from Redleaf Press). Here she ponders the elements of a productive team. ———————————————————————————————————- For much of my twenty-plus … Continue reading

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Take the kids on an outdoor treasure hunt

It is that time of year when we are all itching to get outdoors. Spring is upon us, summer is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to take your lessons into nature – Great Outdoors Month! … Continue reading

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Happy Read Across America Day!

Each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, educators, families, children, and book lovers of all ages join forces for Read Across America Day. This annual program was started in 1998 to motivate children in every community to celebrate reading … Continue reading

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Why Parent Engagement is more than a buzz word

Parent engagement is a hot topic in early childhood education and for good reason. The definition of parenting is different now than it was even a few years ago and that means it is an ever-evolving issue for educators.  One … Continue reading

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