Author Archive: Jessica Stinson

Spreading Joy During the Holidays

The City of Mobile’s Maintenance Department bestowed a gracious Christmas gift donation to the children in the Early Head Start Program at Soaring Eagles Child Development Center. Each child received a gift from Santa and his elves, along with a personal visit from the man himself. [envira-gallery id=”3762″] For more information about Early Head Start and how you […]

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Making a BIG Impact with Simple Items

Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services is proud to have been chosen by the Women United Committee as a recipient of United Way of Southwest Alabama’s 2016 Diaper Drive! Our Early Head Start families and children will greatly benefit from the community’s generosity. We all know that diapers are a basic need for young children, but […]

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Engaging Early Learners

It’s a magical thing to see young children captivated by a new learning activity, eyes wide open with newly discovered insights and thoughts taking root in their young minds. These are the moments that early childhood educators cherish. Dr. Belinda Karge, Professor of Doctoral Studies at Concordia University Irvine and a Professor Emeritus from California State University […]

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Hand In Hand – Little Things Make a BIG Difference

The bond adults and children share is special. In her latest book, Hand In Hand, renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells celebrates all that parents and educators do with and for their children from the very beginning – talking and walking, feeding and reading, playing and dreaming. As early childhood educators, we know just how meaningful and important these early bonding […]

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Honoring Fathers

While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to the important role of being dad in a child’s life. Here is a look at who father is, and why he is so important. Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are capable caretakers and disciplinarians. Studies show that if […]

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Take a New Look at Your Classroom

If you want to create a beautiful environment for you and your children, take this simple survey of your classroom. Get down on the children’s level and discover what they see. Take photographs to “really see” the space. When a child enters the classroom, do they see an attractive space? Will the child find this […]

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Quality Environments for Young Children

  The first step in creating an appropriate environment for infants, toddlers, and preschool children is to examine how young children learn and develop. Each stage of development has unique characteristics that influence how a child will experience his or her environment. For example, infants and toddlers learn about their world by acting on objects […]

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Spreading Holiday Cheer

Giving back to our community is something that brings great joy during the holiday season. The City of Mobile’s Maintenance Department bestowed a gracious Christmas gift donation to the Early Head Start Program at Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center. Each child received a gift from Santa and his elves, along with a personal visit from the […]

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