Content tagged "supporting families in child care"

Young Children and Reintegration: When a Deployed Parent Comes Home

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Welcoming a deployed parent home is such an exciting time for a military family! Even very young children catch the excitement of anticipating a long-awaited...

Coping with Change: Practical Ways That Child Care Providers Can Support Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers know that if there's one thing about military family life that's predictable, it's that it is  unpredictable! Change happens. A lot....

How Child Care Providers Can Help Deployed Parents and Their Children Stay Connected

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

The separation of deployment is hard on everyone in a military family. But it’s especially difficult for families with young children because young children...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Communicate with Parents Their Concerns about a Child's Development

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Child care providers are in a unique position to notice if a child is not developing through typical stages or milestones. If there is a possibility that a...

Provider-Parent Relationships: 7 Keys to Good Communication

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

 If we want children to thrive in child care settings, then it makes sense to intentionally build positive relationships with the adults who play the largest...

Supporting Young Military-Connected Children When They Are Most Vulnerable

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Child care professional Kara can tell when a parent of one of her toddlers is deployed simply by the increase in tantrums and clinging and the loss of skills...

Coping with Change: Young Children in Military Families Find Comfort in the Familiar

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

As a child care provider, you know the importance of familiar routines for young children. They like to know when and what to expect. This is especially true...

Supporting Dads in Child Care: Let’s Play!

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Supporting young children in child care includes helping to strengthen parent-child relationships. Many families who enroll their children in child care may...

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