Content tagged "emotional development"

Ways Child Care Providers Can Teach Preschoolers Self-Control

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 13, 2015

Learning self-control is an ongoing process in each child’s development. Child care providers can play an important role in encouraging children to develop...

Strategies Child Care Providers Can Use to Help Young Children in Military Families Relieve Stress

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 02, 2015

If you are a child care provider working with children in military families, it is important to understand the stresses of military life and to find ways to...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Infants' Social and Emotional Development

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Babies start forming attachments with the important adults in their lives from the moment they are born. They learn to trust their parents, child care...

Dealing with Rivalry among Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Constant bickering and fighting can turn an otherwise peaceful child care program into a battleground filled with yelling and shoving. Some conflict among...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Toddlers' Social and Emotional Development

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Learning to become independent is one of the most important milestones of the toddler years. Toddlers who say "no" to everything and insist on doing things...

Seeing Themselves: Reflecting the Military Side of Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 01, 2015

Being a military kid is a big deal for a child! Big enough, in fact, for child care providers as caring adults to acknowledge and support it as part of the...

Reflections of Military Life in Children’s Pretend Play

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 28, 2015

As Maggie surveys her active 3-year-olds on the playground, she notices one of the boys pointing a toy shovel like a gun out the window of the play...

Preparing for Deployment: Supporting Young Children

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

Preparing for the deployment of a service member is an emotionally, physically, and relationally taxing time for parents in a military family facing...

Preparing for Deployment: Stressors for Parents

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

Perhaps the most disruptive, yet most common event for today’s military families is deployment. It's easy to believe that the separation of a service member...

Coping with Change: Young Children in Military Families Find Comfort in the Familiar

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

As a child care provider, you know the importance of familiar routines for young children. They like to know when and what to expect. This is especially true...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in the Social and Emotional Development of 6 - 8 Year Olds

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

The early elementary years are an important time for social and emotional development. During the early school years, having friends, whether they are...

What Child Care Providers Need to Understand about Stress in Military Children

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

There’s no question that military life can be stressful for all members of military families, including young children. Child care providers working with...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Preschoolers' Social and Emotional Development

Child Care Updated: September 26, 2015

Between ages 3 and 5, young children gain a better understanding of their own feelings and emotions, and become more competent at interacting with other...

Social and Emotional Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 21, 2015

Children reach important milestones in the development of their emotions, and in their abilities to relate to others around them. Child care providers are in...

Helping Children Cope with Stress in Child Care

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 17, 2015

Stress is a part of life and can be found all around us. Child care is no exception. There is good stress and bad stress. Stress can motivate us to get...

Children's Books for Young Children in Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 16, 2015

Children's books are such a great way to help children deal with change - and military life certainly has plenty of that!  Here are some books that can help...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Soothe a Crying Baby

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Caring for a baby who cries constantly can be exhausting and overwhelming for child care providers. It's easy to get frustrated and angry when nothing you do...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Social and Emotional Disabilities

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Working with a child who has a social or emotional disability can be challenging in the child care setting. Children with social and emotional disabilities...

Ages and Stages in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Children of different ages need different types of care and nurturing. Quality child care programs help children grow in all areas of development: physical,...

Helping Children in Child Care Handle Anger

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 11, 2015

Anger and frustration are common emotions for young children. Child care providers can help young children learn how to handle anger in productive ways by...

Encouragement Is More Effective Than Praise in Guiding Children's Behavior

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Many child care providers try to help children feel confident by praising them. But encouragement is actually more effective than praise in building...

Why Do Some Children in Child Care Bite Others?

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 05, 2015

Few behaviors upset and anger child care providers and parents more than a child who bites. Although many children never bite, biting is not uncommon among...

Tips for Parents to Handle Separation Anxiety When Leaving Your Child in Child Care

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 04, 2015

As young children grow and develop, they become more aware of the adults in their lives. Around 9 months of age, children learn how to distinguish one...

When Should Toddlers Stop Taking Pacifiers, Blankets, and Other Security Objects to Child Care?

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

Many young children bring pacifiers, blankets, stuffed animals and other security objects to child care. Objects like pacifiers can provide comfort when a...

Creative Art Helps Children Develop across Many Domains

Child Care Updated: August 31, 2015

Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. Child care providers should plan creative activities with the child’s overall...

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