Content tagged "military child care"

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...

Caring for Children with Special Needs from Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 02, 2015

Being a child care provider means doing your very best to provide excellent care and learning opportunities to young children, including those with...

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...

Young Children and Reintegration: When a Deployed Parent Comes Home

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 01, 2015

Welcoming a deployed parent home is such an exciting time for a military family! Even very young children catch the excitement of anticipating a long-awaited...

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...

Coping with Change: Practical Ways That Child Care Providers Can Support Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers know that if there's one thing about military family life that's predictable, it's that it is  unpredictable! Change happens. A lot....

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...

How Child Care Providers Can Help Deployed Parents and Their Children Stay Connected

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 28, 2015

The separation of deployment is hard on everyone in a military family. But it’s especially difficult for families with young children because young children...

Provider-Parent Relationships: 7 Keys to Good Communication

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 28, 2015

 If we want children to thrive in child care settings, then it makes sense to intentionally build positive relationships with the adults who play the largest...

Supporting Young Military-Connected Children When They Are Most Vulnerable

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

Child care professional Kara can tell when a parent of one of her toddlers is deployed simply by the increase in tantrums and clinging and the loss of skills...

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...

Welcoming a New Military Child into Child Care

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

Being “the new kid on the block” is a feeling many of us can relate to. Being in a new environment can be emotionally challenging. Leaving home, friends, and...

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...

Child Care and Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

The young children of military families need the same kind of child care experiences that all children need: care that is warm and responsive, learning...

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...

Supporting Dads in Child Care: Let’s Play!

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 27, 2015

Supporting young children in child care includes helping to strengthen parent-child relationships. Many families who enroll their children in child care may...

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...

Ensuring that Children’s War Play Is Healthy, Safe, and Positive

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 24, 2015

Three-year-old Derrick thinks about his daddy a lot. Maggie, his teacher, can tell because nearly every day she sees him pretending to be a soldier. When his...

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...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Help Children Deal with Grief and Loss

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 14, 2015

Young children need help and support to understand death and other losses. Helping a young child deal with loss and grief is one of the most difficult...

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...

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...

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...

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