Autumn is here, along with a new school year. As we come into new routines in our classrooms, learn about new students and families, I chose these favorite back-to-school books. Getting to know the names of classmates, the change in color of falling leaves, our school community, the family table, and nocturnal animals are all relevant topics to touch on
While the majority of VAAEYC members work in programs and centers, there is a segment of our membership that we represent that is often overlooked, Family Child Care. Many of these programs started in homes of care givers that were already caring for their own children, or extended family and neighbors’ children. These licensed programs are run and staffed by
Unlocking Your Potential in Early Childhood Education with the Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™
If you’re part of VAAEYC (Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children), you’re likely driven by a passion for working with young children and making a positive impact on their lives. The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ could be the key to advancing your career in early childhood education (ECE). The Council for Professional Recognition, a global leader in
As summer reading goes, I find myself looking towards the children’s literature on my bookshelves and revisiting some of the books that I recently purchased to help diversify and update our preschool library. We often hold onto books forever, it seems, but when we think of what we are reading and sharing with young children, we must provide room for
Books that embrace diversity, celebrate individuality, and instill compassion. By Macaroni KID June 7, 2023- reposted with permission Article Courtesy of Macaroni KID Subscribe here: nrv.macaronikid.com/subscribe June is a vibrant and meaningful month filled with rainbow-colored joy! It all began in 1969 with the iconic Stonewall riots, a historic event that paved the way for the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.
What’s the Difference? Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Education Assessing Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs An accurate and valid assessment of DLLs’ overall development is vital to the enhancement of educational services and of the program itself. This webinar will discuss the importance of child assessment in all areas of a high-quality ECE program, including
As my team and I were thinking about what to present for VAAEYC’s Annual Conference, we realized that this year’s gathering marks two years since the COVID-related shutdowns began. It’s amazing how much the education community has accomplished over the past 24 months: we’ve harnessed new technologies, we’ve transformed our teaching practices, and we’ve relied on the creativity of our
“All of life is education and everybody is a teacher and everybody is a forever pupil.” – Abraham Maslow
Greg & Steve’s music says “Let’s Move”! With high energy, participatory songs for children, Grammy nominated Greg & Steve have been entertaining kids, teachers, parents, and grandparents alike for over 30 years! Their singable lyrics and catchy melodies set to contemporary beats (blues, country, rock & roll, and reggae) provide a fun way to encourage movement and teach physical education.
Salina Yoon is a Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator of a dozen picture books and early readers and nearly 200 innovative novelty books, with over 4.5 million books sold worldwide. KIKI AND JAX, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF FRIENDSHIP, a picture book she co-authored and illustrated with international tidying superstar and bestselling author, Marie Kondo, released November 2019. Other awards include the Award