Content tagged "child care learning environments"

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...

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...

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...

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...

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