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  • April 30, 2020

    How to Support and Empower Parents during the COVID-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many early learning professionals to connect with parents and families in an entirely new way — providing support for parents who are educating and caring for their children at home full-time. Parents are now receiving so much information about teaching their children at home, that it can quickly become overwhelming. While these resources are helpful, one of the best things that you can do to actually help parents is to help them feel empowered. No one knows their little ones like they do, and it is important to remind them that by trusting their instincts, they will get through this! 

  • August 9, 2019

    How to Create a Welcoming Environment for Families

    A warm, welcoming environment helps to build meaningful relationships between families and caregivers that benefit teachers, parents and, especially, children. When parents feel comfortable, recognized, and valued, a positive bond forms between caregivers and families, and children feel safe and cared for.

  • May 23, 2019

    Book Review: From Parents to Partners

    Are you struggling to find ways to effectively communicate and connect with families? Janis Keyser’s book, From Parents to Partners, is an excellent resource that provides quick and helpful tools to help you successfully connect with parents and families.

  • January 31, 2019

    Understanding Separation Anxiety

    Although separation anxiety is a very normal part of child development, it is still stressful… for children, parents, and caregivers. When children feel sad or anxious, it is important for us to have a clear understanding of what is going on in order to properly support their needs. With this understanding, we can create a plan with children and their parents that supports each child’s individual transition process.