Content tagged "toddlers"

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 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...

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...

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...

Art Is a Valuable Learning Experience for Young Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Art activities might appear to be “just messy,” but creating art is a valuable part of a child care curriculum. Art opens up new worlds for children and...

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...

Why Do Some Children in Child Care Bite Others?

Child Care Updated: September 05, 2015

Few behaviors upset and anger child care providers and parents more than a child who bites. Although many children never bite, biting is not uncommon among...

Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Temper tantrums are common in child care, especially in groups of toddlers. Children typically throw temper tantrums out of frustration. Understanding why...

When Should Toddlers Stop Taking Pacifiers, Blankets, and Other Security Objects to Child Care?

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

Many young children bring pacifiers, blankets, stuffed animals and other security objects to child care. Objects like pacifiers can provide comfort when a...

Sometimes my baby's eyes look crossed. Is this normal?

Parenting Updated: January 12, 2012

It’s normal for infants’ eyes to look crossed momentarily for their first 18 months. As babies eyes get stronger this will happen less and less. Babies learn...

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