Content tagged "child care learning environment"

The Block Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Block play is a valuable learning tool for young children of all ages. By setting aside an area for block play within the child care space, child care...

Different Types of Blocks for Your Child Care Classroom

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Blocks should be a staple material in almost every child care classroom. With a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures to choose from, blocks can...

Organizing Your Child Care Storage Areas

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Safe, accessible storage areas can be a valuable resource in the child care environment. Storage enables child care providers to rotate materials based on...

Creating Safe and Appropriate Diapering, Toileting, and Hand Washing Areas in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Diapering, toileting, and hand washing are important routines in child care, and those areas of the child care classroom are important parts of children's...

Using Learning Centers in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Learning centers are a purposeful way of dividing up your classroom into different subject/learning areas. The location of each learning center, placement of...

Creating Safe and Appropriate Napping Areas in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 09, 2015

Napping is an important routine in child care. Most children in infant, toddler, and preschool programs will take regular naps while they are in child care....

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