Caring Connection Blog

Chalk It Up To Summer Time Fun!

When the sun is shining and the day is warm, what should we do? How about body painting with chalk-paint? Summertime fun is something to cherish. These smiles and memories MUST be shared.

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SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T WAIT!

Our fearless Director, Melanie and her son Billy started our Phase Three for the “Beach and Picnic” area. Julie had actually over-purchased so much sand from the last workday that we more than filled the new beach area. What you are seeing in this photo is the

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Did you really say, “Penis”?

Penis, vagina, poop and pee. Yep, you heard me. All those taboo words that correctly help us describe our body parts and the stuff that happens with them. We all have them. We all have poop that comes out of our bottoms. We all have to wipe

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Learning and Loving it!

We dedicate one week each year to actually teach about books. Of course we use, read and encourage books every day. But one week we really focus on what makes up a book. What a page is, what a cover is, how there are words and pictures

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Updates, Upwards and Up-Lifted!

THE SEPTEMBER WORK PARTY DATE HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Keep your eyes open for some wonderful updates at Caring Connection Children’s Center. In order to make sure that we are offering the best, safest environment in our older building, we will be conducting a bit of a tune-up

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Caterpillar Love!

Caterpillar Love!

“What do you have?” “Where did you find it?” “Can I touch it?” “Is it a worm?” “Is it a snake?” “Is it slimy?” “Can I hold it?” “My turn! My turn!” “It’s a cat- A- pillah! “It’s going to be a butt-ah-fly!” Nature Inspired Learning Learning

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Shake Up Your Family Schedule … and see how much fun you can have!

We hear how important it is to have quality time, family time, time to get out and exercise, time for enjoying your relationship with your partner or spouse. So maybe you have a date night set aside, but what about all those other nights? How do you

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What If?!

What if I had an idea that no one else thought was reasonable? What if I asked all the professionals to change their minds? What if I said, “Let’s throw away what you are doing and do something easier”? Do you think people would listen? That’s exactly

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Next Phase: The Beach and Picnic Area…Calling Volunteers!

“Let’s Get this Project Started!” Caring Connection Children’s Center announces the next phase of our Natural Playscape. We invite you to grab your shovels, work gloves, sunscreen and join us on: SATURDAY, August 6th 9:00-12:00 Below are our plans: 1. Move existing bark to one side of

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Don’t Forget the WHY!

Enlightened Discipline really began with one thought. Time Outs don’t work. That was the thought. And all of the actions, practices and descriptions became natural as soon as I refused to use Time Outs as an option. The hardest thing to do is to teach early childhood

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Meet Julie

Julie Jenkins devoted 30+ years to up leveling the way adults teach children about behavior. She put her philosophy into print in 2004 in Enlightened Discipline.

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