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What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers from the Child Mind Institute for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. Document
Who is Caring for Latino Children? Who is Caring for Latino Children? Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released this brief last month (July 2018) that provides the first national portrayal of the early care and education (ECE) workforce serving a large share of Latino families. The brief examines the qualifications, values, and diversity of these teachers and caregivers, and discusses how educational opportunities for this workforce will increase children's access to high quality ECE.  Website
Why Kids Lie and What Parents Can Do About It "Call them fibs, whoppers or straight-up untruths: However you label them, kids are likely to lie somewhere along the way. While a younger child may conjure up an elaborate tale about how she couldn’t possibly have kicked a younger sibling, older kids may flat-out lie about doing their homework. Learn how to help kids find honest alternatives to bending the truth" in this article by Beth Arky for the Child Mind Institute. Website
Why Should You Create a Sensory Bin for your Child? Gina Gibson, Fraser Sensory Inclusion Specialist and Fraser Pediatric Therapy Staff writes, "creating a sensory bin for your kids is one way to encourage sensory play. Sensory bins can be particularly beneficial for children struggling with language, children with developmental disabilities or those with food or sensory sensitivities." Website
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) Wilderness Inquiry is a non- profit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor fun for people of all abilities and walks of life. The outdoor activities are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Website
Working with Children Who are Exceptionally Bright or Gifted What is meant by the terms exceptionally bright or gifted? Children who are exceptionally bright or gifted have talents, abilities and strengths in one or more domains of development that are more advanced than what is expected for their chronological age. Being exceptionally bright or gifted is more than being academically intelligent. Each child is unique and will differ individually as to the talents and strengths exhibited in their cognitive, speech/language, physical and social emotional development. This self-study course focuses on how to support the growth, development and learning of children who are exceptionally bright or gifted. 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
Wrightslaw The Wrightslaw website's mission is to help people advocate for children with disabilities. You will find hundreds of articles, cases, and newsletters regarding special education law and advocacy. The site has topics ranging from advocacy, ADD, and autism, to inclusion and section 504. The site also has a bookstore on the topics listed above. The site has two bulletin boards, Special Ed Advocate Forum, and the Discussion Group. Website
‘Intentional’ Teaching Has Big Impact on Preschoolers The instructional practices of preschool teachers may have the largest effect on young children’s social and academic skills, according to a new review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education.  Document
‘Sesame Street’ welcomes a Muppet in foster care, the latest addition to its inclusive cast There’s a new face on Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the show, has welcomed Karli, a Muppet in foster care, as well as her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem. All three Muppets appear in videos posted online as part of an initiative to provide free resources to caregivers navigating difficult issues, such as family homelessness, foster care and trauma." Document