Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: activities, activity, childcare, children, development, early childhood, experiences, family, learning, parents, preschool, summer | No Comments »
Bring the Family Out for STORYTIME!
Storytellers will engage audiences with
Fairy Tales & Multi-cultural Folktales!
We invite your family to ANY of the Storytimes listed below!
*~*All Storytimes are FREE and open to the public*~*
Saturday, May 19th @ Old Louisville SpringFest
10:30am-10:50am and 11:15am-11:35am
Tuesday, July 3rd @ 2:00 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Fern Creek Branch
6768 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291
Tuesday, July 10th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Jeffersontown Branch
10635 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
Saturday, July 14th @ 11:00 am
Louisville Free Public Library – St. Matthews Branch
3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Tuesday, August 7th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Bon Air Branch
2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40220
BE SURE TO MENTION THAT BLUE APPLE SENT YOU!!
Why Tell Stories?
Stories Can Help Children:
Motivate interest in reading
Cope with stress
Appreciate his/her own cultural heritage, as well as others
Form judgments and values
If you have any further questions please contact Heather Burns at Heather@blueappleplayers.org
Posted: May 14th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: activities, activity, childcare, children, creative, curiosity, development, early childhood, experimentation, family, learning, parents, preschool | No Comments »
This blog from Not Just Cute is a great resource for ready made or homemade tents, forts and hideouts. Click here to check it out.
Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: News, Susan's Blog | Tags: activities, childcare, children, curiosity, development, early childhood, family, learning, reading | No Comments »
Have you ever heard a parent hope their kid grows up to be dumb? Of course not. All parents want their children to be smart. To do well in school and in life.
But what does the parent need to do to increase those chances? Baby Einstein? Flash cards? Tutoring?
It is so much easier than that. Read with them.
A new study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that children whose parents read to them on a regular basis during their first year in primary school did substantially better in reading at age 15 than children whose parents never or rarely read to them.
Dr. Seuss anyone?
Susan A. Vessels
Posted: April 5th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: activities, childcare, children, development, early childhood, preschool, teachers, teaching, training | No Comments »
Sign up at www.sullivan.edu/student-activities click on the “Get Involved” tab and complete the Event Registration Form
Sign up in the Student Services office on the Main Campus
Contact Kim Richardson at 502-413-8610 or Vicki Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: childcare, children, curriculum, development, early childhood, employment, family, family childcare, preschool, providers, resources, safety, skills, teachers, teaching, training, websites | No Comments »
It’s here and Child Care Providers are Going to Love It!
Ever since we heard about the Shared Service concept we’ve been working on making it a reality for child care providers in Kentucky.
So what is it?
It is a user friendly website that has all of the things you need to make your job easier and your program better.
Want to lower your food bills? It does that.
Want a video that shows staff how important hand washing is and how to do it? It does that.
Need some help writing or updating your parent handbook? It’s here.
Kentucky regulations? How to talk to a parent about lice? What questions to ask in an interview of a new staff? Check. Check. And Check.
Sample personnel policies, Program Marketing, Budgeting, Developmental Check Lists…….. It’s all here and ready to go.
How do you access this jewel? Easy. Click Here to purchase your annual subscription now!
Posted: February 7th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Science | Tags: activities, activity, childcare, children, color mixing, creative, curiosity, curriculum, development, early childhood, experimentation, family, learning, observation, Science, teachers | No Comments »
Check out this newsletter from The Louisville Science Center on fun science activities to do together!
Early Childhood Newsletter 3
Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: News | Tags: children, development, early childhood, Science | 3 Comments »
In the current issue of Psychology Today is a fascinating article about why preschool benefits the brain. It cites a 1930 hypothesis which Nobel-prize winning ethologist and zoologist Konrad Lorenz tested to see if geese instinctively followed their mother or if it was a learned trait. It provided early evidence of critical periods of development and learning. Preschool provides necessary skills which are essential to getting a job when children reach adulthood.
Visit psychologytoday.com for this article and many others relating to the importance of early childhood development.
Posted: February 3rd, 2011 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: app, development, parenting | No Comments »
Check out the free Parenting Ages and Stages App for Smart Phones. It is by the folks at Parenting magazine and it is very cool. You can download your child’s age and receive messages that are customized to your child’s age and stage of development. It has great topics like how to tell if your kid is gifted and how to tell if your baby is left or right handed before they are born! Topics cover issues from pre-natal to the school years. I particularly liked the “5 Big-Kid Discipline Dilemmas –Solved”.