Content tagged "child care emotional"

Ways Child Care Providers Can Teach Preschoolers Self-Control

Child Care 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 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 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 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....

Choosing, Introducing, and Caring for Pets in Child Care

Child Care Companion Animals Updated: October 01, 2015

Having a pet to talk to and touch can be a great benefit to children in child care, especially shy youngsters. Children can learn responsibility by caring...

Reflections of Military Life in Children’s Pretend Play

Child Care 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...

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

Child Care 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 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 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 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...

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

Child Care 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...

Helping Children in Child Care Handle Anger

Child Care 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...

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