Through our virtual programming for both teachers and parents, our relationship-based approach that is already key to our programming was ramped up to identify, acknowledge, and attend to children’s emotions.
Young children find a goodbye ritual very comforting. Families can make up a love ritual such as a secret handshake and a kiss. Reading books about separation such as The Kissing Hand can also provide comfort to children
When schools abruptly transitioned to distance learning back in March, I found myself communicating with families more regularly than ever before. And it wasn’t long before I learned many parents and family members were struggling with fears, anxiety, los
Our commitment to partnering with families has not changed. We are providing remote services that prioritize relationships and we are connecting with families using social media, sending weekly text messages to all, and reaching out to each family.
As child development programs re-open or begin virtual interactions, teachers and families will need to make enhanced, intentional, targeted efforts to ensure those relationships are meaningful and individualized to respond to each child’s specific needs.
NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
Discover what math teaching and learning look like in the playful, emergent environment of the early childhood classroom. Every day, children explore math concepts in their conversations and interactions.
Teachers using an emergent inquiry curriculum are responsive to children, planning provocations around questions they have developed that challenge the children toward the edges of their own understandings.
Jane Tingle Broderick, Seong Bock Hong