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Young Children and Diabetes

by Ellen November is Diabetes Awareness Month. When most people think of diabetes, they tend to think that it has to do with eating too much sugar or being overweight.  For children diagnosed with Type 1 (or Juvenile) Diabetes, this … Continue reading

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Fun Fall Science Activities

By Janine Fall is a great time to bring the outdoors inside and celebrate nature with your class.  Here are a few ideas to get you started… Fun with Leaves:  Go on a Leaf Hunt Chart or graph information such … Continue reading

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Janine Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month?  According to the Center for Disease Control, 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and teens between the ages of 2 and 19, are obese.  This rate has … Continue reading

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Coffee Filters, Clothespins,and Kitchen Scissors

by Diane In my last post I gave you my list of condiments (Ranch dressing,ketchup,and peanut butter) every provider needs for smooth sailing at mealtimes, now I will give you my top 3 day care helpers. Coffee filters, clothespins, and … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to School Ideas

by Janine Starting the new school year off on the right foot is very important for both teachers and their students.  Some children may be excited and ready to learn while others may be a bit more reserved or even … Continue reading

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Go Fishing Day Activities

by Janine June 18th is Go Fishing Day. Fishing is a great summer theme for your classroom. Here are a few of my favorite ideas and activities to go along with this topic.Create your own magnet fishing game. Have each … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Provider

I have been doing home day care for many years. I believe providing care for Lil’ Ones requires a sense of humor. Here are some of the humorous confessions I have come up during my days. Sometimes during naptime I … Continue reading

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My Own Children Are the Worst of the Bunch!

~Kay Mishkin Ever since I began doing childcare, back at the dawn of time, there is one topic many providers all lament about… their own children.  It is a fact that a great proportion of women providing care in their … Continue reading

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The Perks of Puzzles

I have literally collected over 100 puzzles during my 7 years of being licensed for child care. Floor puzzles, box puzzles, magnetic puzzles, and foam piece puzzles all find space in my home. The children I have in my care seem … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

What could be more appealing for young children than an opportunity to play in the dirt, to be creative and to watch things grow? Gardening with young children can be both fun and educational. Whether you are interested in planting … Continue reading

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