Friday, February 8, 2013 | by
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program intended to help early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their levels of education, compensation and commitment to the field. T.E.A.C.H. has a history of helping Minnesota child care professionals earn college credits, degrees and credentials. T.E.A.C.H. is a project of Child Care Aware of Minnesota.
What is the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA Scholarship Program? This scholarship program for family child care providers and child care center staff Read more »
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | by
MaryAnn Kohl, our February Guest Speaker, has donated her Mudworks: Bilingual Edition for this giveaway. “El arte es un proceso, no un producto.” Fifty of the best squishy kid-tested projects capture the imagination of children, parents, teachers, and child-care professionals with English and Spanish translations on every page. From traditional playdough and papier maché to the kids’ favorite entry of edible peanut butter playdough, this edition contains the same projects treasured for more than ten years in the original Mudworks, but in an easy-to-use format perfect for Spanish speakers and for those looking for a classic children’s art project resource to use in their bilingual or Spanish-speaking classroom, home or daycare. Read more »
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | by
Monday, February 4, 2013 | by
From the Mom Enough show-
We all want our children to succeed in school and life, but the qualities we think are most important are not always what matter most. After years of writing about education and child development for New York Times Magazine and other major publications, Paul Tough set out to learn from researchers and educators throughout the U.S. about what allows kids to thrive, often even in the face of great odds. His findings became the bestseller How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity & the Hidden Power of Character. TUNE IN HERE.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 | by
MaryAnn Faubion Kohl, award-winning author, publisher, literary agent, and educational consultant, has devoted her professional life to children’s art and creativity. Her philosophy, “It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for children of all ages. MaryAnn’s books focus on the child’s exploration and experience of art, not the final product. She launched Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. in 1985 with her first book, Scribble Cookies (new edition Scribble Art), now celebrating its 28th Anniversary. Read more »
Thursday, January 31, 2013 | by
When Angry Parents Target Teachers, What to Do
Jim West, Neill Gibson, Dr. Jann Gumbiner, Deven Black
According to our guests there are many factors driving the increase in angry parents: fewer stay-at-home moms to deal with student issues, increased expectations that schools should solve problems and fix kids, and growing external pressures. Dealing with angry parents can be a teacher’s worst nightmare. Our guests offer some tips, tools and tactics to help.
TUNE IN HERE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | by
What’s in YOUR ABC Center?
Take a peek at Pre-k Pages’s ABC Center for ideas and then share your own.
Head on over to our Facebook Page for more dialogue regarding ABC Centers.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | by
I recently learned about Google Alerts. Maybe you already use it but if you don’t, this post may interest you. “Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.” (-Google Alerts webpage) It’s a simple way for you to monitor the web about the topics you care about. You can request info on almost any topic. Read more »
Monday, January 28, 2013 | by
There is a part-time position opening in the Child and Adult Food Program at MLFCCA. For more info regarding this position, CLICK HERE. Please note that the closing date for this position is Jan. 31st, 2013.
Disclaimer- Although we post the listings on our blog, we do not vouch for the integrity or quality of programs. It is suggested that applicants research the facility, their philosophy, etc. before accepting a position.
Monday, January 28, 2013 | by
We have all experienced those moments when our child’s ability to reason seems to fly out the window and raw emotion takes over. Maybe we counter our child’s intense feelings with words of comfort and calm. Or maybe our own frustration rises and we begin to spin out of control.
This week’s Mom Enough guest, UCLA clinical psychiatry professor and popular author Dr. Dan Siegel, draws on recent brain research to offer an effective and innovative framework for teaching our children to understand how their brains work and use that knowledge to achieve balance, insight and strategies for coping with frustration, disappointment and conflict.
Marti & Erin are excited to use this framework with the children in their life and they think you will be too! TUNE IN HERE.