Self-Help Skills for Kindergarten Readiness

Self-Help Skills for Kindergarten Readiness

Many people focus on the basics of letter and number recognition or reading skills when they think of kindergarten readiness, but being “ready” for kindergarten is a lot...

5 Ways to Get Kids Outside

5 Ways to Get Kids Outside

Kids really do grow better outside. Here are five easy ways to add outside play to your family’s everyday activities!  1. Relocate a favorite indoor activity outside,...

Language for Validating Feelings

Language for Validating Feelings

  You can download this infographic HERE.Careful listening helps kids feel heard. Language that communicates careful listening when kids have strong emotions is similar...

What is the Preschool Development Grant?

What is the Preschool Development Grant?

You can download this infographic HERE.Want to know more about what we’ve accomplished with the preschool development grant so far? Learn more here.

Tips For Helping Kids Build Relationships

Tips For Helping Kids Build Relationships

You can download this infographic HERE.Relationship-building is the process of establishing emotional connections with others that are based on trust and intimacy. Through...

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Meaningful Learning Experiences

You can download this infographic HERE. Learning new things is easier for kids when the new part connects to something they already know a little bit about. When kids can...

Facilitating Learning Experiences

Facilitating Learning Experiences

You can download this infographic HERE.Learning experiences build on existing knowledge (something familiar) and invite children to extend their thinking in a way that...

Reciprocal Relationships

Reciprocal Relationships

In a reciprocal relationship, each person is equally respected and valued. The relationship is balanced so that both people feel seen and heard. When you engage in a...

Learning at Home

Learning at Home

You can download this infographic HERE.Emotional and physical environments matter because they affect how we feel, how we relate to others, and our ability to focus on...

Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

Early Childhood Care and Education Settings

You can download this infographic HERE.Families have many options for where their children learn and grow when they are not at home. It's important to get to know the...

Accessible Environments for Little Learners

Accessible Environments for Little Learners

You can download this infographic HERE.Learning happens when kids feel welcome and comfortable in their environment, and when they have easy access to all the tools they...

Grant Writing Tips

Grant Writing Tips

You can download this infographic HERE.Grant writing tips for early childhood professionals from our partners at WY Kids First!

8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

8 Great Things to Know about Child Development

You can download this infographic HERE. In recent years, researchers have learned a lot more about how early experiences shape children. These are great things to know and...

Serve & Return

Serve & Return

You can download this infographic HERE.  “Serve and return” is about the everyday, back and forth interactions you have with your kids. It’s the practice of noticing...

How to Model Mindfulness

How to Model Mindfulness

From our earliest moments and at each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. It's helpful for children,...

4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

Empathy is at the heart of good relationships of many kinds, and it begins with valuing other perspectives and other people. Parents can cultivate empathy in their children...

When is it Safe to Go Outside?

When is it Safe to Go Outside?

It's always important to protect your children from the sun, and in the summer it's equally important to be mindful of the heat. 80 degrees Fahrenheit or below is considered...

Strong Bonds Yield Strong Learners

The question for all of us is how we can give all babies and toddlers the best start on a life-long journey of learning? The first day of learning — when a child begins...

Tips on Playing with Babies and Toddlers

Try these tips the next time you play with your child and watch how even the simplest interactions encourage them to learn and explore the world around them. Playtime is...

Help Your Child Become a Great Problem Solver

Preschoolers who can solve their own problems feel confident and enjoy learning. They are willing to make mistakes and learn from them and keep trying until they succeed....

Explore the Great Outdoors with Your Child

Children are natural explorers. Set some basic boundaries, and let the child discover. The learning will come. Children use all of their senses to explore. They look and...

Tips for Spending Quality Time With Your Child

Let’s face it—life is busy! Between work and life responsibilities, the days pass us by in the blink of an eye. Many parents worry that they don’t spend enough time with...