Content tagged "early learning"

Young Children's Developing Math Skills

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Child care providers often ask when children develop basic math skills. Children begin to learn some specific ways of thinking about mathematics in their...

Story-Stretching Ideas for Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Welcome to the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care database of story-stretching ideas for child care. Here you will find lots of hands-on, ready-to-try...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: One-to-One Correspondence and Counting

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

When it comes to math, child care providers often emphasize counting. Counting involves memorizing the number words in the proper order (one, two, three,...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

One important part of teaching young children about math is helping them learn the concepts of “more than,” “less than,” and "equal to." These concepts are...

Planning Creative Art Activities for Multi-age Groups

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Many child care providers work with mixed-age groups that include children of many different ages. Planning your child care curriculum to include creative...

Art in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

The child care setting can be a great place for children to use and explore different types of art materials. By providing children with many different...

Creative Art Activities for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 11, 2015

Child care providers often have children with special needs included in their programs. Art activities can be a valuable learning experience for many...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Creating Patterns and Arranging Objects in Order

Child Care Updated: September 10, 2015

Ordering, sequencing, and patterning are important foundational skills for mathematics. Child care providers can build young children's early math skills by...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 3- to 5-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

During the preschool years, many children show tremendous growth in their creative art abilities. Child care providers can support children’s artistic...

Using Puppets in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Puppets provide a wide range of benefits for children in a child care setting. Child care providers can use puppets, whether they are purchased at the store...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Matching, Classifying, and Measuring

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Teaching young children how to match, classify, and measure is an important part of developing early math skills because these skills help children identify...

Establishing Predictable Routines in a Child Care Setting

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Consistent, predictable routines help young children understand the child care environment and feel secure. A regular routine enables children to reduce...

Music Activities Teach Important Skills to Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Music is an important part of the child care curriculum. Young children love sound. Music activities and experiences help children practice important skills,...

Play Activities to Encourage Motor Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Play is crucial to the development of children's gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children practice and perfect control and coordination of large...

Ways to Encourage Self-Help Skills in Children

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

Children have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. This is a healthy part of normal child development. As children grow, they learn to do...

Creative Art Helps Children Develop across Many Domains

Child Care Updated: August 31, 2015

Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development. Child care providers should plan creative activities with the child’s overall...

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