Category: Early Learning

Information and inspiration for early care and education professionals.

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Supporting learning from a distance

Due to the onset of COVID-19, many early childhood education programs have shifted away from offering in-person activities to facilitating children’s learning from a distance, in the home setting. This change in services has created a multitude of difficulties and[...]
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Laying the foundation for math with infants and toddlers

Infants and toddlers are observant, curious and eager to explore. Natural pattern-seekers, infants observe their caregivers and environments, noticing similarities and differences, repetition and novelty. As they begin to interact with their environments, toddlers use these observations to learn about[...]
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V is for Vision: Casting your vision for quality

As back-to-school season is upon us, educators are busy making plans for the year. The season is full with planning for the year’s special events, planning curriculum and developing individual plans to support the learning of the children in your[...]
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Setting the stage: Learning through free play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play really is the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers   Why do we think of play and learning[...]
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Family child care: Where we love is our home

“Where we love is our home—home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes What does the word home make you think about? For many of us, home means comfort, safety, warmth and familiarity. It[...]
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