If we want to kick the stigma of being “babysitters,” we need to step it up and display professionalism in our work every day. Share what you are doing in your Early Childhood program or in your training agency to promote professionalism.
How have you incorporated STEM in your program in developmentally appropriate ways? We’d love to hear about it!
Let’s have a conversation about what things were like when you were in school as a child. What has changed? What do you wish still happened?
Does the repeated exposure to media violence make it less significant to children? Is it, over the long run, lessening the reaction to (and perhaps increasing the acceptability of participation in) real-life serious violence… making it “no big deal.” What do YOU think?
Sadly, Shaken Baby Syndrome is one of the fastest growing forms of child abuse in our country. It often takes place in our child care programs… places where we thought our children would be safe and cared for. How have you found success in getting the message across that quality child care matters? Do you have some helpful resources in your community to share for parents looking for safe, quality care? Share your thoughts on this topic!
It’s part of our lives and our children’s lives. It is integral to how we conduct business, our lives, and how we communicate with each other. But, how much is too much and when is too soon? Is it taking the place, for some children, the kinds of face-to-face and hands-on interaction they need for optimal development? Share your thoughts and observations with us!