Tagged: Great Start Readiness Program

Your Preschooler Can Cook!

Cooking with your child can be fun and provide many opportunities to develop skills in math, literacy, language, and science. Children also develop self-confidence and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.   Some areas of development that cooking promotes include: Language and communication-Children learn new vocabulary, increase language...

Time for Outdoor Play Even in the Winter Months!

It is winter once again in Michigan which means parents and caregivers are looking for ways to beat those indoor winter blues.  Although it is dark and cold, exploring nature both indoors and out will help foster independence, promote active learning and engage children in creative activities!   Get Dressed...

Self Care: It All Starts with You

Dear Teacher, You may have noticed that your work is not easy.  It’s extremely important.  At such a dynamic stage of human-development it holds boundless possibilities.  You are very integral to building the foundation of social and emotional health and capacity of the children in your care.  And indeed, there...

Ready or Not, Kindergarten Here They Come!

As families begin to prepare for children heading back to school, for some this is their child’s first time attending “the big school.” Excitement about new things can also bring anxiousness about the unknown. Ask your child how s/he is feeling about going to kindergarten.  If your child seems less than...

A Stressed Brain Cannot Learn

As summer time approaches and many children will be entering Kindergarten this fall, parents and teachers alike are left to wonder, “Are they ready?” and “What does Kindergarten readiness really mean?”  Consider this: One in every four children under the age of four years old have experienced some form of trauma...

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