Content tagged "child care science"

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 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...

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....

Teaching Science through Exploring Smells, Sounds, and Tastes

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Young children learn so much by exploring the world using all of their senses. Child care providers can encourage children to explore the world using sensory...

Helping Young Children Practice Science Skills By Planting a Garden

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Gardening can be a great science activity in the child care setting. Whether you create gardens for food or beauty, children can interact with the dirt to...

Using Sensory Activities to Teach Wonder, Investigation, and Discovery

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Beginning in infancy, children in child care build their knowledge of the world around them through scientific exploration. "Wonder, investigation and...

Science in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Science can be a fun part of everyday learning in child care. Science is a process of exploration and discovery. Young children learn the skills of asking...

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...

How can I plan good woodworking activities for 3- to 5-year-olds in a child care program? How can I be sure woodworking is safe for young children?

Child Care Updated: February 08, 2010

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