Content tagged "child care stages"

Helping Children with Toilet Learning in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Learning to use the toilet is an important developmental milestone for toddlers. Child care providers can help children with this learning process by being...

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....

Ways to Strengthen Children's Creativity in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Every child is born with creative potential, but this potential may be stifled if child care providers and parents are not careful to nurture and stimulate...

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...

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

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

During the preschool years, children develop new thinking skills and become competent at using language to communicate. These newly developed thinking and...

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 the Thinking and Language Development of 6 - 8 Year Olds

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

As children begin elementary school, they also show important advances in both thinking and language skills. They become better at logical thinking and...

Physical Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Physical development is an important area of child development that includes children's physical growth, as well as their increasing ability to control the...

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 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...

Thinking, Learning, and Language Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

As young children grow, they learn different ways to process information from the world around them, and their thinking skills are very different at...

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,...

Helping Children Cope with Stress in Child Care

Child Care Military Families 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...

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...

Toddlers in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

The toddler years are a time of exploration, active play and developing independence. Caring for toddlers is exciting but can be exhausting. Child care...

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...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 6- to 8-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

During the early elementary school years, children spend time refining and expanding on creative art skills and interests learned earlier. Understanding the...

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...

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

Child Care Military Families 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...

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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