Content tagged "ages and stages"

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...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Infants' Thinking and Language Development

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Long before they can talk, babies are developing thinking skills. As a child care provider, you probably know that most babies put objects in their mouths....

Preschool-age Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Preschool-age children between ages 3 and 5 are active, busy learners who enjoy a wide variety of activities. Working with preschoolers can be rewarding for...

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...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Toddlers' Thinking and Language Development

Child Care Updated: September 26, 2015

Toddlers' thinking and language skills change so quickly between 12 and 36 months. Children go from being able to say a few words to using complete...

School-age Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

As children move from the preschool years into elementary school, their physical, thinking, language, social and emotional skills become more sophisticated....

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in the Physical Development of 6 - 8 Year Olds

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Six- to 8-year-olds are continuing to grow and develop their large and small motor skills. As they enter elementary school, children may begin participating...

Infants in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Infancy is one of the most important stages in a child’s life. Child care providers need to understand how infants develop in order to provide sensitive,...

Signs Child Care Providers May Notice that Indicate Toilet Learning Readiness

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone for young children. Child care providers and parents need to work together to decide when a toddler is...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Preschoolers' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Between the ages of 3 and 5, children are still growing quickly, and are continuing to practice their large and small motor skills. Child care providers can...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Infants' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

If you are a child care provider working with infants, you may be amazed by how quickly the babies in your child care program grow. By the time they are 1...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Toddlers' Physical Development

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Child care providers play an important role in promoting toddlers' physical development Young children grow and develop so quickly between the ages of 12 and...

Unique Thinking Skills in Preschool-age Children

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

As most child care providers know, young children aren’t just "miniature adults." Preschool-age children actually think about the world from a very different...

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,...

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