Kids In The Kitchen
Children admire the most important people in their lives . . . their family. What is the most popular area in your home that everyone seems to hang out in? The kitchen! Now, I am giving you permission to have some fun, get messy and create a memory. At PleasanTime we love to make play dough. Although we have many recipes, I feel the Kool-aide play dough truly rocks! It's fool proof! I say this because, if anyone who knows me is reading this . . . cooking is certainly not
Golden Nuggets of Knowledge - The Blog
Hello! I am Jacquelyn Ward otherwise known as Jackie. I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years and received the "nudge" to begin sharing my knowledge with the world. I am truly inspired and a little scared by this adventure. My hope is that you will find at least one "gold nugget of knowledge" from each of my posts. I do encourage & welcome conversation and feedback. My true purpose and energy is to the children we serve at PleasanTime Child Care Center,
Ahhh! Just Breathe!
Sometimes life seems so crazy that we take our breathing for granted. There is no shortage of stress and "to do" items that we need to check off our list each day. Here's a trick I learned in my 20+ years of professional child care - Bubbles! What does a child do when they see bubbles? It's as if life stops as they chase the bubbles and become mesmerized in the moment. As adults it's our job to help teach our children "right" and "wrong" however, we can all learn a lot fr