Helping Your Child Through Transitions and Aiding in Separation Anxiety

A lot of things, when it comes to young children, is the age they are that dictates behavior and common occurrences. Another part of it that you may not realize is a parent's role in helping a child develop skills and competencies. One of the biggest ones we see in early childhood education is separation … Continue reading Helping Your Child Through Transitions and Aiding in Separation Anxiety

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day

How hard can this be? There are only five of them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally posted here: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-raise-successful-kids-science-says-do-these-5-things-every-day.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Bill Murphy Jr.www.billmurphyjr.com          @BillMurphyJr My poor daughter. She’s happy and healthy, and has loving parents and a stable home. But, she also has a dad who scours scholarly articles to find the modern consensus on best practices … Continue reading Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day

The Importance of DAP and Why it Makes a Difference in Early Childhood Education

Key Terms Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) - click here for an explanation of DAP Early Childhood Education (ECE) I've heard a lot lately (mostly from non-ECE parents) about how their child got sent home with multiple crafts daily in preschool in the 1990's. I've also heard how one parent's child hasn't come home with any … Continue reading The Importance of DAP and Why it Makes a Difference in Early Childhood Education

“On Developmentally Appropriate Practice…. And Why We Don’t Push Kids Down the Stairs” by Amanda Morgan

I recently took part of the online Soar to Success Summit (engaging webinars for Pre-K and early education teachers) and a speaker named Amanda Morgan spoke about the importance of play and why it's so important to share with parents our "why" for doing the activities we do. I was so moved by her content … Continue reading “On Developmentally Appropriate Practice…. And Why We Don’t Push Kids Down the Stairs” by Amanda Morgan

5 Parent “Must Knows” for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Daycare

After being on both sides of the parent and provider spectrum, there are definitely some things that I wish I had known and also some things that I wish parents would do when preparing their child for daycare. So, I’ve compiled a list of the biggest things that parents should work on with their newborn … Continue reading 5 Parent “Must Knows” for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Daycare