Category: Early Childhood Development

OUCH! That Hurts! Stop Biting in 2 Easy Steps.

Stopping toddlers from biting Young children use their mouths to explore the world. Children usually bite people when they become frustrated in social situations and do not know how else to express themselves. It can be embarrassing for parents, and is an indication that new skills need to be taught.

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Sensory Rice bin

A million ways with Sensory Bins

Sensory bins give you a BIG bang for your buck.  Using things you already have in your house, a new bin and some materials for the kids to dig in, you can create a sensory bin for less than $10. From helping children develop skills and resiliency, to pattern recognition to social skills, one bin […]

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Sensory Processing through Play

You may have heard the term “Sensory Bins” in regards to early childhood education recently. We’ve all seen the rice or water table in the preschool or kindergarten classroom, so how are sensory bins different? Actually, those are sensory bins!  You just didn’t know it

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50+ easy and fun activities for the kids!

Fantastic activities for your Dayhome kids! –

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Why Doctors get better childcare than Police Officers.

Whether you earn $20,000/year, $200,000/year or $2 million/year, your children are a top priority. Unfortunately, we live in a world where what you earn severely impacts the quality of childcare you can provide for your children, should you return to work.  Our childcare system is designed in such a way that the “haves” can afford […]

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5 Fun and Creative Crafts!

Craft ideas are plentiful, but all that choice can be totally overwhelming!  Here are 5 fun crafts, with minimal prep time, to use this holiday season (and beyond) 1. Pinecone bird feeders – very Reggio inspired activity, with lots of extension possibilities! Super simple to make. Find large pinecones (or you can buy them from […]

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Alberta’s Children’s Charter

As per my previous blog post, I recently received an email invitation from AISCA (Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta) regarding feedback on the Alberta Children’s Charter through a friend of mine, who is a preschool owner and teacher in Airdrie. With the background of working with dayhomes, agencies and parents, and the interests […]

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Making your voice heard

I recently received this email from a dear friend of mine, who is a preschool teacher in Airdrie. Alberta Education is in the process of creating a new Children’s Charter, and they are asking for our input before it is finalized.   As this will serve as the guide for policies, programs and services, this […]

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4 Easy Ways to get the Kids to Clean their Rooms.

Your children may well be little sweethearts, but the fact is they can be very, very messy! While it is a natural part of them growing up, they will not always be aware of the notions of clean and unclean for a long time. It is pretty essential that you are able to clean up […]

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I am going to continue being LOUD!

In recent months, I have been getting to know many different Champions for Children around the province. These are people, who, have been working tirelessly for the last 5 years to bring the issues of Early Childhood Development in our province to the forefront of people’s minds. When I first heard about EC Map, and […]

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