Blog Posts - Child Centeredness

What’s the Difference Between Baby 1.0 vs. Toddler 2.0?

Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Baby 1.0 to Toddler 2.0. and noticed a distinct increase in the system’s overall performance, particularly in Tantrums 4.0 and it regularly defaults to a “No” application I never downloaded. In ad...
by The Honorable Mention on Oct 29, 2013

Curiosity in Early Childhood Education

The world is an oyster for the curious by nature! Curiosity.........leads to Exploration Exploration.....leads to Discovery Discovery.......leads to Wonder Wonder.........leads to Repetition Repetition.......leads to Mastery Mastery..........leads...
by The Honorable Mention on Mar 17, 2011

What Preschool Kids Think About School

Sure, Early Childhood Educators care about what our preschool children think and feel about their preschool experiences. After all, it is the first impression they get of school.Most often times, it's good to take a survey or census of our work. Usua...
by The Honorable Mention on Jan 19, 2011

Kids and Rainy Days

Make no mistake.Never simply ask your children what they would like to do on a rainy day.We can almost guarantee that what they feel like doing,you won't feel like managing.Unless........You really aren't in it for the money.
by The Honorable Mention on Dec 18, 2010

What if my preschool classroom set up isn't working?

"But, The room was clean a second ago!" It's the beginning of the year and kids are flinging Lego's and dumping baskets of tinker toys. Your vision of children blissfully and serenely ogling over toys and learning materials has now fallen flat l...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 30, 2010

Art That Promotes Socialization for Kids

Do you want a quick table art activity to set up for kids that takes virtually no time at all? We love this one because it is great open ended activity for the first day of school or anytime you want the kids to interact and spark a conversation with...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 11, 2010

Great Quiet Activities for Kids

 "There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." ~Willa CatherKids are so full of energy and laughter. I grew up with two other sisters and I remember how I used to scream when something was funny. Unfortunately the rest of my...
by The Honorable Mention on Jul 20, 2010

How Much Time Does It Take To Create a Masterpiece?

Given the right set up and environment kids can create learn to focus on just about anything. What would happen if we gave them a bit more time...a few more minutes out of a busy day.As an artist myself, I just wanted to say to the kids....Hey,...
by The Honorable Mention on Jul 8, 2010

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

Translation: Dear Mom and Dad, I am very very angry. I would really like to ask you both for help but I don't know how. I feel stuck. Do you think you could come talk to me tonight before you go to sleep? I think that would make me feel much better.W...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 25, 2010

Going Fast

I was thinking....Being in early childhood education is a big responsibility. Children tend to learn what they live. In a world of fast food, instant mashed potatoes and canned curriculum...For goodness, sake we have lemonade made from artificial lem...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 18, 2010

Changing a Child's Life

Children are one third of our population and all of our future. ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981Every so often we get to see what the majority of children go though in their own lives. Working in various environments and soc...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 9, 2010

success lifestyle

"Success comes in cans, not cant's."  Milestones of children's development are wonderful opportunities to cheer them on through life. A baby's first step, their first tooth, and what's even better is when they begin to have an awareness of...
by The Honorable Mention on May 24, 2010

Signs My Child is Not Ready For Potty Training

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." ~Franklin P. JonesIt's good to know what to look for for successful potty training. As adults, learning along with the child is very important as well. Sometim...
by The Honorable Mention on May 18, 2010

Help for Kids With Autism

I learned to work so closely with families through wonderful kids that happen to have this condition. Sometimes communication is not so easy, words and feelings become dammed up and shaken up like a carbonated drink. I believe we have all experience...
by The Honorable Mention on May 10, 2010

Cha Cha Cha!

 The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985We were sitting at circle time and the children were sharing events of the night be...
by The Honorable Mention on Apr 28, 2010

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