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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? …

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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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Early Childhood Education Competencies

The California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Competencies provide a solid structure to grow the professional development of our state’s early childhood workforce. What is the purpose of the ECE Competencies? The ECE Competencies were established for the following primary purposes: Provide a coherent structure and content to foster the professional development of California’s early childhood …

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Conscious Discipline

About Conscious Discipline Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed and evidence-based practice and set of skills that can be utilized by teachers, administrators, mental health professionals, and parents. The focus of which is to move beyond traditional discipline structures to one which places safety and belonging at the core so that children are more freely able …

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Events and Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’ve compiled information and resources that highlight both adult, infant, and early childhood mental health. It is never too early to build good habits, find support, or address questions. It is also essential for parents and providers to take care of their own needs and well-being! We’ve pulled …

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What is EdWeb?

In 2020 and into 2021 we have seen many of life’s activities move to virtual platforms from education to socializing. Thankfully for early educators there are many opportunities to pursue professional development and training opportunities online. The benefit of online learning is that it allows educators to find courses that meet their needs and fit …

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Child Care Providers and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Child care providers, you are now eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine! Regardless of age, all teachers, school support staff, and licensed child care providers in San Bernardino County can make an appointment at any existing vaccine distribution site. This includes county or state public health sites, pharmacies, grocery stores, physician’s offices, or the hospital. …

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Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

About The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) The interactions between a teacher and a child are vital to a child’s learning and development. Research and developmental theory indicates that these interactions in early childhood classrooms, along with the overall learning environment, is foundational to learning. The quality of teacher-child interactions is assessed using the Classroom …

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