Content tagged "guidance"

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...

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...

Tips for Preventing Repeated Biting in Child Care Programs

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 14, 2015

If a child begins biting others, observe that child carefully. When and under what circumstances does biting occur? Who is the child biting? How does the...

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...

Establishing Predictable Routines in a Child Care Setting

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Consistent, predictable routines help young children understand the child care environment and feel secure. A regular routine enables children to reduce...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Teach Young Children to Resolve Conflicts

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 08, 2015

Many preschoolers have problems sharing, taking turns, and negotiating roles when they play together. These day-to-day conflicts are great opportunities for...

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...

Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Temper tantrums are common in child care, especially in groups of toddlers. Children typically throw temper tantrums out of frustration. Understanding why...

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...

What Should I Do When My Child is Bitten in Child Care?

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 03, 2015

Biting is a frustrating problem, both for parents and child care providers. As a parent, it is not easy to see your child come home with bite marks....

Ways to Encourage Self-Help Skills in Children

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

Children have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. This is a healthy part of normal child development. As children grow, they learn to do...

NMPAN Comments on FSIS Draft Validation Guidelines

Small Meat Processors Updated: August 27, 2013

 In June 2010, USDA held two public meetings on the HACCP Draft Validation Guidance (transcripts can be found on the FSIS Validation webpage. The hearings...

Why do some toddlers bite other children? How can child care providers prevent biting before it happens?

Child Care Updated: November 16, 2011

Biting is common among very young children, particularly in group settings such as child care. It is very important for child care providers to understand...

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