Faculty in the Early Care and Education for a Mobile Society (ECEMS) bachelor's degree completion program have put together informational briefs with best practices and activity ideas.
Visit this page often as new ideas will be added regularly.
|Understanding and Interacting with Young Infants (0-2 months) (PDF)||Discover the best ways to interact with infants zero to two months old, including what you can do to help them, identify why infants cry, and what to expect from a quality caregiver.|
|Understanding and Interacting with Young Infants (3-4 months) (PDF)||Learn what to expect from infants three to four months old, including how to communicate with them, the activities they enjoy, and how they are developing their five senses.|
|10 Ways to Promote Name Writing in the Classroom (PDF)||Name writing is a valuable early literacy skill and we share some creative ways to promote children writing their names for meaningful purposes in the early childhood classroom.|
|Traveling with Young Children (PDF)||Travel with children can be challenging and parents may be tempted to just hand their child a phone or tablet. But with a little advance preparation, the trip can be a fun learning experience -- no electronics needed!|
|Supporting Children in Daily Transitions (PDF)||Whether it's school drop-off or getting ready for bed, children sometimes struggle to move from one activity to another. Learn strategies to make transitions between daily routines fun for children.|
|Nature Play Supports Children's Creativity (PDF)
||Explore how children's creativity in nature encourages music and movement, dramatic play, and interaction with the visual arts.|
|Activities for Children's Books: Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni (PDF)
||Use Leo Lionni's award-winning children's book Inch by Inch to support learning in early literacy, math, and science.|
|Utilize curriculum with developmentally appropriate educational methods and fire safety messages for young children.|
|Learn hands-on math and science activities that can be done at the pumpkin patch or in the classroom.|
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