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Hello, December

Activities to Do Together One benefit of living in Southern California is the weather. We don’t experience the freezing cold or snowstorms that other parts of the country do which means we can play outside almost all year round. However, if you want to bring a sense of winter wonderland into your home, we have […]

Just for YOU! Taking a Breath

The holiday season has officially arrived! This can be a stressful time for a variety of reasons and this year brings new challenges that may add to that stress. Our Just for YOU monthly moment offers a new stress management tool through the practice of mindfulness. Remember, mindfulness is the concentrated effort to check in […]

Practicing Thankfulness This Season

And, just like that, the holiday season is here! With Thanksgiving just about a week away, we’ve lined up a few crafts and festive activities to embrace this special time of year. Try your hand -literally- at an autumn handprint tree, work together with your family to make and fill up a thankful jar, and […]

What is Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP 2015)?

What is Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP 2015)? Developed by the California Department of Education Early Learning and Care Division and Special Education Division, the Desired Results Developmental Profile or DRDP (2015) is an informative assessment instrument used in early environments to gage children’s development and potential need for early intervention. The DRDP is based […]

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What is Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL)

What is  Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL)? The Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, or SEFEL, Pyramid Model is a Behavioral Support System/Intervention or PBIS. The purpose of the SEFEL is to empower early educators with the necessary tools to support social emotional competence in children ages birth through age 5. This professional […]

Walking Through the Fall Season Together

As we rapidly approach the holidays – Halloween is just over a week away – and National Election Day, we find ourselves in another busy season! Since there is a lot going on, we have a lot to share this month. We’re talking ways to teach your little learners about voting, tips for Halloween fun, […]

Halloween is almost here, we want you to have a spooktacular time!

Although celebrations may look a little different this year, there is no shortage of ideas and opportunities to make this season a special one. We’ve rounded up activities, crafts, and local events to get the whole family feeling festive. It’s a good year to try something new and maybe start a new tradition! Want to highlight […]

Six Month Check In: Online and Onsite Teaching Strategies

It’s time for a check- in. We’re now in month six of living with the changes required by Covid-19 and there is a lot of information out there with suggestions and best practices. To narrow it down a bit, our resource round-up focuses on how to make the most of distance learning, simplifying Covid-compliant on-site […]

Practicing Self-Care, Sharing Stories, and Safety Practices to Benefit the Whole Family

Dear parents and caretakers of young children, you’re doing great. Keeping up with everything can be a dizzying task- much like taking care of children under the age of five, as they’re always learning, changing and moving! We’re offering a few ideas to support your little one’s development, tips to keep them safe, and how […]

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Online Support and Trainings for QSSB Early Educators

The last few months have presented unique challenges and generated new questions for child care providers wanting to create the best and safest environment for the children and families they serve. To help bridge the information gap, we are highlighting resources around Covid-19 operating practices and also current trainings and offerings to bolster your professional […]

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