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Attachment: Supporting Parent Child Relationships and Separation During Part 4 of our series on attachment, Dr. Mary Harrison shifts the focus of our conversation to the topic of separation, and ways early childhood educators promote parent child relationships during arrivals and departures. Podcast
Curriculum from the Perspective of Infants and Toddlers: Part Three In part 3 of this three part series of podcasts on infant and toddler curriculum, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and Beth Menninga describe three important learning contexts and the use of a cycle of planning, observing and adapting to implement curriculum. Podcast
Curriculum from the Perspective of Infants and Toddlers: Part Two In Part 2 of this three part series of podcasts on infant and toddler curriculum, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and Beth Menninga describe how three key developmental tasks can inform curriculum planning. Podcast
* Early Language Development: Birth through Three In this course, participants will explore the components of early communication and the processes of receptive listening skills. Participants will also recognize language pragmatics as young children develop early speech skills. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - I: Child Development and Learning   CDA Content Area - VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500-word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
* How to Be Prepared for Emergencies in Child Care Settings This course will provide information about the three key components of emergency planning which are preparedness, response and recovery. Also included is content related to emergency planning for children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - VII.B: Ensuring Safety   CDA Content Area - I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment  This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
10 Routines That Will Strengthen a Parent-Child Relationship We all crave those close moments with our children that melt our hearts. Connection is as essential to us as it is to our children. When our relationship is strong, it's also sweet, so we receive as much as we give. That's what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices. Researchers remind us that we need five positive interactions to each negative interaction to keep a relationship healthy. Here are ten that don't add time to your day, but do add connection. Website
10 Things Every Child Needs (Videos) At birth, an infant's brain is only 25 percent of the size of an average adult's brain. Incredibly, by age 3, a child's brain has grown to 90 percent of that an adult's brain. During infancy and early childhood, children are flooded with new experiences that impact their brain development. The first 3 years of a child's life offer parents and other caregivers an amazing opportunity to shape the child's growth and form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. This site offers 10 videos discussing ways to facilitate child development from birth to three. Website
11 Tips for Teaching Preschool Online "From scavenger hunts to obstacle courses to read-alouds, many activities from the classroom can be adapted for little kids learning from home." Here are some great ideas from Jessica Young at Edutopia. Website
12 Ways to Support Language Development with Infants and Toddlers This short, sweet list is a helpful resource for families and early care and education professionals. Website
15 Adorable Facts About How Babies Learn This article, in Mental Floss, offered this and other insights: "A 2012 study of 1-year-old infants found that interactive music classes lead to better communication. The babies learned to play percussion instruments and sing songs with their parents in an early music class. Compared with a control group, these children showed a greater sensitivity to musical structures and tones, along with better early communication skills like waving goodbye or pointing to an object they wanted." Website