Content tagged "child care learning centers"

Planning a Successful Dramatic Play Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: December 03, 2015

Dramatic play allows children to express themselves and use creativity. It also introduces symbolic thinking and encourages cooperation among children. In a...

Planning a Successful Science and Nature Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Science in early childhood is all about prediction, exploring, and discovering answers to questions. Children learn scientific investigation skills through...

Planning a Successful Manipulatives/Table Toys Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Manipulatives and table toys give children the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills while exploring different numbers, shapes, and colors. This...

Planning a Successful Block Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Blocks are great for every child care classroom. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Children in child care can use blocks to...

Planning a Successful Book Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Books are very important for young children. A book center can help stimulate children's imagination and creativity while also building language skills. The...

The Block Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Block play is a valuable learning tool for young children of all ages. By setting aside an area for block play within the child care space, child care...

Different Types of Blocks for Your Child Care Classroom

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Blocks should be a staple material in almost every child care classroom. With a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures to choose from, blocks can...

The Book Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

The book center is an important part of every child care environment. Children should always have access to a variety of different types of books in the...

The Dramatic Play Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Engaging in dramatic play enhances young children’s development. Pretending builds social skills, makes children more aware of their own emotions, and...

The Manipulatives/Table Toys Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

A wide variety of materials used in child care and early education programs fall into the category of "manipulatives," including different types of building...

The Sand and Water Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Sensory play – including play with sand, water, Styrofoam peanuts, bubbles, beans, dirt, and other materials – can be an important part of the child care...

The Art Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Painting, coloring, sculpting, drawing, and other forms of creative art are an important part of the child care curriculum. Creating art supports young...

Keys to Planning Successful Learning Centers in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Learning centers can be a great way for early childhood educators to help organize their child care space and help expose children to different educational...

Using Learning Centers in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Learning centers are a purposeful way of dividing up your classroom into different subject/learning areas. The location of each learning center, placement of...

Planning a Successful Art Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

In order for children to create art, they need an inspiring space. The art center should look like an artist's studio, filled with children's art as well as...

Planning a Successful Sand and Water Center

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

The sand and water center, sometimes known as the sensory center, is a great place for young children to explore, experiment, and practice fine motor skills....

The Science and Nature Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Exploring the natural world through hands-on science is an important way that children learn. Hands-on science activities encourage children to observe and...

The Music Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

A music center is an important part of any child care program. Listening to music, singing, playing musical instruments, and moving to music are all...

Planning a Successful Music Center in Child Care

Updated: May 23, 2014

The music center helps children explore sound, movement, patterns, and rhythm while having fun and being creative. Music can be used with both and large and...

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