child development and engagement

Supporting Children Ages 0 to 3: Cognitive Development

Early Development in Babies and Toddlers We hear the term child development a lot, but you may be thinking, what exactly does that cover? Child development refers to an expansion of physical, cognitive, psychological, and socioemotional skills that lead to increased competence, autonomy, and independence for a child. From conception to birth and through early […]

It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family

It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family It’s here, the season of white, red, pink and often glittery hearts. The time of year when we may emphasize just how much we love those around us with a little extra enthusiasm. February seems like a needed break in what can feel like […]

What Is Sesame Street in Communities?

Sesame Street is an instantly recognizable institution of early childhood education. The program has been welcomed into homes for its school-readiness and life lessons taught by warm and hilarious characters for over 50 years. Targeted to families with children in the formative early years, the content has always addressed early development while adapting to the […]

What Is TrustLine?

What Is TrustLine? A family requiring child care deserves peace of mind in knowing that the adult they’re entrusting their child with is capable, experienced, and safe. There are many options when it comes to looking for child care and families consider what best fits their schedule, preferences, and finances. That can often mean choosing […]

Working with Children Who Have Challenging Behaviors

Working with Challenging Behaviors Young children naturally engage in behaviors that challenge, it is a part of their proper development. In these early years, toddlers experience a growing desire to separate from parents and caregivers and to initiate new-found independence. They test imposed limits, and yet have limited skills to communicate their feelings and experiences. […]

Father and son read together

How To Use Powerful Interactions

Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework was developed by […]

Bouncy ball craft

Make your own bouncy ball

Children love to watch as the ball they threw bounces around the room. Bouncy balls are a fun way to exhaust some energy and this DIY craft from The 36th Avenue allows kids to make their very own ball using simple household ingredients. **A note on using borax, be careful your child doesn’t ingest this […]

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Inspiring joyful learning with Developmentally Appropriate Practice

In crafting early learning practices for young children, attention to moments that inspire joyful learning are critical to maximizing the experience and helping children reach their full potential. This is the focus of an updated Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guide published by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). What is DAP? […]

Child care providers invited to focus group.

Providers compensated for participating in focus group

QSSB child care providers are invited to share their thoughts during an upcoming focus group. Participants will be compensated $100 for their time. If you’re a provider who cares for children age 0-5, we want to hear your ideas about how to reach child care providers just like you. Focus group participants will contribute feedback and […]

Children in the classroom

Teaching Children About Diversity and Inclusion

In a world of people from diverse backgrounds, it’s important to teach children from an early age about respecting and uplifting different cultures. Figuring out where and how to start that conversation may be challenging. In this article, we will offer four tips for building cultural awareness and teaching your child about diversity and inclusion. […]

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