Child Development

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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Just Playing

As we start out 2015, let’s take time to remember a fundamental truth of child development. As this classic poem reminds us, play is the work of childhood.   Just Playing When I am building in the block room, Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing.” For, you see, I’m learning as I play, About balance […]

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