Believe it or not, but 2016 is officially underway! It seems like just yesterday you were making last year’s resolutions. And the little ones in your life are growing even faster than the years on your calendar. That’s why it’s so important for the adults who work with them to stay up-to-date with the techniques and trends in child development.
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from the past year to help bring you up to speed on the ground we’ve covered in 2015. So whether you’re a parent or an educator, a loyal follower or a new reader, there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel!
If you like what you see here, remember it's just a small sampling. There's more where that came from in the coming year. Bookmark the blog to visit us again and enjoy more great content!
9 Things You Need to Know Before Working with Special Needs Students
Working with special needs students can be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers in education. It’s important you know exactly what it entails before pursuing a position in this field. We asked experts who are experienced working with special needs students to provide a little insight into their daily duties so you have a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in this specialized teaching field.
What is Reggio Emilia? Your Guide to this Child-Driven Approach
It seems there are countless theories when it comes to educating children. So when you’re looking for employment for yourself or researching school options for your child, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of each. The happy faces and cheerful colors will likely have you intrigued by the Reggio Emilia education philosophy. But what is it exactly? Allow us to enlighten you in this child-driven approach to early childhood education.
The Difference Between a Nanny & a Babysitter: 5 Myths Explained
Nannies are just glorified babysitters, right? Wrong! Nannies are hard-working child care professionals, yet they’re subject to a long list of stereotypes from people who don’t understand what the job really entails. But don’t get caught believing the myths. We talked to nannies to set the record straight about five common misconceptions.
37 Kid-Friendly Jokes to Tell Your ECE Class
It’s impossible to surround yourself with youngsters and not have a healthy sense of humor! A little laughter can go a long way in a classroom full of young children. Learn about the benefits of humor in the classroom and get some ammunition with this handy list of kid-friendly jokes. We enlisted some expert educators to share their favorites. We dare you to read these without cracking a smile!
First Day Jitters: Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety in Toddlers
Separation anxiety in toddlers is completely natural. It’s a common phase in a child’s life where they become more aware of the outside world and fear the perceived danger of being away from their parent or caregiver. But it can make life difficult for you as a parent as your toddler makes the transition into the preschool classroom. We enlisted some education experts to help with these tips for parents to ease separation anxiety in toddlers.
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