Content tagged "social 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...

Tips for Teaching Children in Child Care about Diversity

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Helping young children learn about diversity is an important role for child care providers. Teaching inclusiveness needs to be a conscious and deliberate...

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...

Children Need Social and Emotional Skills for School Success

Child and Family Learning Network Updated: September 29, 2015

Being ready for kindergarten is more than just learning letters and numbers. Child care providers support school readiness by helping young children learn...

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 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...

Peer Support for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Friendships are important for everyone at all stages of life. Including children with special needs in a child care classroom with typically developing...

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,...

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...

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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