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Month: April 2014

Valuing Play in Adults

April 30, 2014
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  Teachers and directors need opportunities to play. As early childhood professionals, we advocate all the time about the value of play for children and the learning and development that happens through it. Children can socialize, test out new physical skills, use their imagination and creativity, and have the space and freedom to discover. Fred…

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Community Thank You Card to Child Care Providers

April 24, 2014
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Keystone Learning Academy Keystone Staff Thanks for all the great work you do for the families and children at Keystone Learning Academy! I’m so excited and proud about the progress we are making. You guys rock!! Sharon Hemingway  ————————————————  Highland Community Ministries  Many years ago, as a young mother with a new 3-month old baby…

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Excellence Academy Master Teacher Spotlight

April 22, 2014
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  Sarah Bonifer Center Name: Goodwill of Southern Indiana Children’s Learning Center Classroom Age Group: Preschool (3 years old) Years of Teaching Experience: 8.5 years Years in the Excellence Academy:     2 years Highest Education Level Achieved: Bachelor’s Degree (English) Special Certification: CDA   What is one of your favorite things about teaching young…

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Investigating Bubbles

April 16, 2014
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Who doesn’t love bubbles, little orbs floating in the air, colors swirling on their surfaces, the fleeting moments you have to watch them before they pop into thin air? Not only are bubbles fun, they are a wonderful medium for experimentation and were the topic of our latest science training “Investigating Bubbles.” Most people I…

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The Power of Teaching How to Fail

April 2, 2014
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Grit, tenacity, and perseverance, call it what you want, but it all comes down to teaching children how to fail and try again. A growing body of research suggests that having these skills plays a huge role in a child’s long term success. As caretakers, we tend to make things easy for children when they…

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