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Tales of carpet tubes and poetry

What do carpet tubes and poetry have to do with each other, and with early childhood education? In several recent workshops, early care providers were presented with creative opportunities inspired by carpet tubes and poetry—opportunities that other professionals may want to replicate in their own early care or out-of-school time classrooms.

a tall cardboard tube next to magnetic poetry tiles
child brushing her teeth

Oral Health for Young Children: Promote Healthy Habits in Child Care

Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health, and dental care should begin early. Early care and education professionals can play an important role with children and families toward establishing good oral health habits for young children and maintaining healthy teeth.

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How mixed ages can work (table with suggestions on different types of play)


New On Demand Modules just for you!

toddlers eating a healthy snack

Family Child Care: Advancing Healthy Practices for a Healthy Future

Family child care providers play an important role in the health of young children in their care. This module focuses on action steps suggested at the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Summit (2016).
preschoolers playing with a soccer ball

Family Child Care: Overcoming Barriers to Lead Fun Physical Activities

This module provides practical, economic solutions to the barriers that can influence a family child care provider's ability to lead successful physical activities whether the issue is space, cost or provider ability.
CDA Course updates

CDA Q & A, and Professional Portfolio - Part 1

March 23, 2017, at 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Join our BKC CDA community for a 30-minute live CDA web-chat and Q & A session. Even if you don't have questions, you might find some answers! Sign up for this webinar.

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Get more information on our CDA Course page.

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