In this module family child care providers will explore the idea of play as both a right and need for children’s development and learning, developing an understanding of the various types of play and how the provider’s role moves through a spectrum to best support the child’s play.

In this module family child care providers will explore the idea of play as both a right and need for children’s development and learning, developing an understanding of the various types of play and how the provider’s role moves through a spectrum to best support the child’s play.

In this module, family childcare providers will explore the importance creating an environment that promotes mutual kindness and respect and supports children’s capacity to self-regulate and how to respond to behaviors that challenge our skills and abilities.

In this module, family childcare providers will explore the importance of social emotional development in young children and how having a strong connection between a caregiver and a child can facilitate this development

 

In this module, Family Childcare Providers will learn about how the expression of ideas that start in infancy build and transform from spoken to written language. We watch how gestures, play with rhymes and songs as well as books and drawing materials pave the way for reading and writing a few short years away.

In this module, Family Childcare Providers will learn about how the expression of ideas that start in infancy build and transform from spoken to written language. We watch how gestures, play with rhymes and songs as well as books and drawing materials pave the way for reading and writing a few short years away.

In this module, explore big ideas of early math and think about how adults can engage preschoolers in the math all around them.

 

In this module, explore precursor math concepts and find out how adults can build on babies’ innate mathematical thinking so that they are ready to learn about sets and numbers.

 

In this module family child care providers will explore the idea of open-ended materials and the ways that children can learn and develop across social and emotional, physical, and cognitive domains through play and exploration. Intentional planning and scaffolding are emphasized as essential in supporting children’s growth and learning through materials. Resources for organizing and planning open-ended materials explorations in a family child care program are provided in the module.

 

Family child care environments can and should support a provider’s work with young children. The materials within the environments can lead children’s learning and invite both children and families to feel welcomed in the home. This module is an introduction to thinking about how to create and choose materials that support an inclusive approach and offer children ways to learn about diverse groups as well as seeing themselves reflected in the program.