Challenging behavior is one of the biggest issues early childhood educators face every day. Most often these behaviors are caused by challenges presented by the social and physical environment, yet often the approach is to "fix" the child rather...
The Natural Learning Initiative has some great ideas for summer play. They offer some great ways to help give young children safe play time outdoors, even in the heat: Offering water play Incorporating fans Providing temporary shade Staying hydrated Adjusting the...
According to a NYU Lagone Medical Center study, 95% percent of parents who have overweight children ages 2 to 5 do not consider their children to be overweight. In response to this survey’s results, Dr. Natalie Azar remarked, “Parents have...
they watch a video of other children eating their vegetables. A recent study indicates that the young children are positively influenced by their peers through role modeling of eating vegetables. Staiano's team randomly assigned 42 youngsters, ages three to five, to watch...
N.C.'s Breastfeeding-Friendly Designations Go To Eleven Child Care Centers The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) launched its fourth North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations on October 8, 2015, awarding the distinction to eleven...
Smart Start is a living laboratory of state and local system-building efforts that bring together all the people involved in a young child’s life—families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and many others—to ensure every child has all they need...