Archive for June, 2010

Including Children with Additional Needs in Child Care

0 Comments   Posted: 28/06/10   by Brent Rogers

Including Children with Additional Needs in Child Care

Using child care, especially for the first time, can be overwhelming for many families.  For families who have children with additional needs, this can be intensified by concerns about how their child will ‘fit in’ to a mainstream child care setting, and how well their child’s specific needs will be met by the service. Providing Read the full post

Early Childhood Environments

0 Comments   Posted: 24/06/10   by Brent Rogers

Early Childhood Environments

As reported in a previous blog regarding the Reggio Emilia approach, one of the most important aspects of the Early Childhood education process is the environment in which the children operate. This was reported as the child’s ‘third teacher.’ This is not only regarded as part of the Reggio Emilia’s approach, but should be an integral Read the full post

Biting in Child Care

0 Comments   Posted: 20/06/10   by Brent Rogers

Biting in Child Care Explained

An interesting article by Anne Stonehouse has attended to this topic in depth. It is an age-old one which never fails to provoke the most highly excited negative emotions in all concerned. That is, the parents of the bitten child, the parents of the child who has bitten another, and the staff members nearby. However, Read the full post

The Reggio Emilia Approach to Child Care

0 Comments   Posted: 16/06/10   by Brent Rogers

The Reggio Emilia Approach to Child Care

The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It was started by Loris Malaguzzi and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II.  The destruction from the war, parents believed, necessitated a new, quick approach to teaching their children. They felt that it Read the full post

Quality Child Care for Babies

0 Comments   Posted: 12/06/10   by Brent Rogers

Quality Child Care for Babies

Here’s What You Should Know About Child Care for Babies Many parents are nervous and apprehensive about putting their baby into child care for the first time. This is perfectly natural and can be an anxious time for parents and children. However, once the parent is armed with some information and guidelines, then the parents Read the full post

Nutrition in Child Care

0 Comments   Posted: 10/06/10   by Inspire Media

Nutrition in Child Care

There has been a huge focus in the importance of nutrition in such places as schools and child care centres recently. We have seen the introduction of the Smart Choices policy in schools which has meant that the school tuck shop is now responsible for promoting and providing children with healthy eating choices. Child care Read the full post

Children Learning Through Play

0 Comments   Posted: 06/06/10   by Inspire Media

I found this article in the latest edition of the Early Childhood Teachers’ Association journal and felt that I would like to share it with you, as it portrays the latest thinking the new early childhood learning framework and clearly explains what educators are in the process of attempting to achieve. It is something that Read the full post

Young Children and Yoga

0 Comments   Posted: 04/06/10   by Inspire Media

Should Children do Yoga? I came across an article recently by Dani Reidy about yoga for children. I have always been fascinated with the idea of bringing more spiritual awareness into our work with young children as they do not have the negative perceptions and self-consciousness of adults. They are open and keen to embrace Read the full post

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0 Comments   Posted: 02/06/10   by Brent Rogers

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Settling your Child into Care

0 Comments   Posted: 01/06/10   by Inspire Media

These Are What You Need to Know in Settling Your Child Into Care Settling your child into child care can often be an emotional experience for both you and your child. It is a major transition in your lives where your child will be cared for in a new setting, by somebody other than a Read the full post

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