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Patriotic Program Fun!

  Earlier this month we celebrated the Fourth of July! America’s birthday is celebrated around the country with parades, parties, picnics, and fireworks. You can incorporate the holiday into your

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TIPS:  Add a Splash of Summer to Your Lesson Planning Process!

There are many factors to consider as part of the lesson planning process. One thing to consider is Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP). The Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practices content area

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Encouraging Outdoor Summer Play

  The start of summer and warm, sunny weather means an opportunity to get children outside playing. Time for both unstructured playtime and organized activities can help children’s overall well-being

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TIPS: Incorporating Safety into Your Program’s Policies and Practices

Now that it is National Safety Month, it’s a great time to review the written safety policies in your program.  Documenting these procedures and sharing them with families and staff

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Celebrating Father’s Day

If you’re planning to help the children in your program celebrate Father’s Day on June 17, consider how to create ways to make the special occasion inclusive for all kinds

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