Town Square Research to Practice Statements offers information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children. This RtoP focuses on parent engagement and how to develop a healthier relationship with parents.

Reimagining Involvement: Parent Engagement

 

Changing activities throughout the day can be challenging for children.  This handout from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) gives some helpful ideas about being proactive when it comes to transitions to help children become independent in moving between activities over time.

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Helping Children make transitions between activities 

Adapted from Janet Gonzalez-Mena and Navaz Bhavnagri these questions are helpful for providers to self reflect when struggling with a family’s practice, that is different than their own.

10 questions

 

Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.

The Power of Open-Ended Materials

Sharing an excellent webinar recording of The Importance of Play While Being in Quarantine by Pikler USA. With the unusual time we are living in, it is crucial to remember how vital it is to play, and how natural it is for everyone to play.

Enjoy the webinar!

Math at Home is an online professional development site with resources and information about engaging young children in conceptual math activities.

“Math at Home builds the knowledge and skills of home care providers, teachers, and parents to help them:

Check out all the resources at the M.A.T.H.:  Math Access for Teachers and Home Child Care Providers website.

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The Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood, School Age, and Youth Professionals include seven content areas that cover what professionals working with children need to know and be able to do to support the development of infants, children and youth. These were developed by the Indiana Professional Development Network as an essential component of Indiana’s statewide professional development system.

You can access the Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration website.

 

Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.

Town Square Research to Practice: Using Technology as a Tool to Support Learning and Development

Printer Friendly – Research to Practice Technology

Yes, it’s cold outside, but that can lead to some amazing fun. Research shows it is healthy to get outside and get some fresh air. It’s actually unhealthy to stay inside all day where viruses can be spread easily. With the right clothing, getting outside can support immune systems, creative play, encourage collaboration, and prompt some really great science discussions. Check out these photos to see some fun in the cold!

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Illinois Early Learning Standards:

12.C   Explore the physical properties of objects.

12.F   Explore changes related to the weather and seasons.