October 31, 2018

Please Wait.  Waiting can be challenging for even the most patient person. Delayed gratification is the delay in the state of being gratified. In today’s society everything is instant and that is the expected mindset. You can even ask Alexa to change the song, turn dow...

October 12, 2018

I have embraced the mindset for the past 40 years that “I will have time to sleep when I am dead”. This seemed to work for me since I truly embrace each golden minute of the 24 hours in a day. Well as you age your body does not always give you 100% after maintaining 5-...

October 6, 2017

The early childhood years are the most crucial time in a child’s development. Music offers

a strong means of communication. It soothes, focuses attention, and stimulates response.

Knowledge of brain and body development informs us that children have a disposition to

make...

September 15, 2017

I was forwarded this article from a parent and thought it was perfect as a blog post. I had one of my teachers, who is also a parent, read it and then give her feedback.

"Being a teacher and a parent I think it is always essential to communicate with children. Acknowled...

August 16, 2017

This article, written by Sara at Happiness Is Here, provided wisdom that empathy is a human quality that is innate in each person.  If it is nurtured, it will continue to be part of our being and naturally will be part of our daily interactions with others.  Many times...

June 22, 2017

As an Early Childhood Professional I have realized that my key role is to be a mirror image and maintain a growth mindset.  In the eyes of a child, they embrace the legacy of the people in their lives.  Maintaining a growth mindset is the key to building the next gener...

May 18, 2017

Life gets crazy!  Sometimes, the only thing you want to do is curl up on the couch and read a book or watch some television.  Relationship building is the last thing you are concerned about.  However stressful and tiring, building and maintaining

relationships...

May 9, 2017

Spring brings new life and after a rain we find Worms.  What are worms?  Worms are animals.  They are invertebrates, which mean they do not have a backbone like you or I do.  Worms breathe through their skin.  They do not have eyes, but they are sensitive to light and...

April 11, 2017

I was conducting a tour with a new family.  The child was playing with the children and the father asked me, “How do you keep the children safe & describe a circumstance when you were challenged with safety and how did you handle this?”  This was a

wonderful quest...

March 24, 2017

In a world where everything is instant and being "in the moment"

seems impossible, it's important to remember that children need the opportunity to explore their world, touch, see, and smell the things around them. 

I'm giving you the permission to s...

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