The Earlier – The Better: Reading During the Earliest Years By Mary Mills One of my most favorite moments as aunt is when my two-year-old nephew runs to me with a book in his hand and ask me to read it to him. Although, it is the same book every time, I read it without any hesitation because I know repetition and children’s interest is a … [Read more...] about The Earlier – The Better: Reading During the Earliest Years
A Time of Reflection: Growth is on the Horizon By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT Like most of us, the end of 2020 brought about hopes for renewals and visions of grandeur! After all, we could certainly use those rose-colored glasses we hear so much about when looking ahead into 2021. The term reflection seems to be an appropriate … [Read more...] about A Time of Reflection: Growth is on the Horizon
CDA Cornerstones Program By Mary Mills, Director of Early Childhood Cornerstones Program What is CDA? CDA stands for Child Development Associate and is the best first step that individuals can take to work effectively with children and families. As of July 2019, all lead teachers at Louisiana Type III childcare centers must obtain CDA … [Read more...] about CDA Cornerstones Program
Nurturing Powerful Interactions During Early Childhood How Parent-Child Interactions Can Affect Learning and Development By Mary Mills As I reminisce on my early years, the small and meaningful interactions with my primary caregivers come to mind right away. I still remember my mother incorporating a mini math lesson as we baked my … [Read more...] about Nurturing Powerful Interactions During Early Childhood
Impact and Insights - Directors of Louisiana Child Care Centers are Anxious to Help in the Reopening of the State By Holly Harris The Center for Development and Learning checked in with directors of child care centers throughout the state of Louisiana to check the pulse of the reopening process. Directors are as ready to reopen as … [Read more...] about Impact and Insights – Directors of Louisiana Child Care Centers are Anxious to Help in the Reopening of the State
This New Virtual World….What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner? By Holly Harris As Early Childhood Educators, we have spent our entire careers honing our skills to teach young children in person. We have learned how to guide a child with a simple look, a question, or a touch of a hand. And poof! Almost overnight our field has been turned … [Read more...] about This New Virtual World…. What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner?