Caring Connection Blog

Spider legs? Octopus? You Decide!

Just some colanders… Spaghetti strainers…. Maybe you call it a sieve…. Add a packet of pipe cleaners…. And a classroom of willing Two Year Olds! Voila! Magic in the making!! Early Childhood text books might label these skills “eye hand coordination” and “pincer muscle development”. But this classroom

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Safe, Kind & Clean KID’S FEST is a Second Saturday Success!

Safe, Kind & Clean KID’S FEST is a Second Saturday Success!

The Safe, Kind & Clean Fest was a great success. We had a fantastic turnout showing off our newest Midtown Sacramento childcare – the Caring Connection Midtown Campus. We are excited to bring our time-tested and loved childcare philosophy to the midtown area. With biodegradable balloons (Clean)

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Nature’s Building Blocks

Nature’s Building Blocks

Leave it to the Children… Two boys, both 2 years old, with very little speech still managed to communicate in their own fashion as they lifted and stacked very large rocks from our dry creek bed. Discovering Nature’s Building Blocks The teachers did not help, intervene or rescue them

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Keeping Life in Balance

Keeping Life in Balance

We all know it is tough. We all try to keep it going.  Here are 8 tips for personal balance.   It’s hard work: Parenting, working, partnering, shopping, cooking, cleaning and partnering. So here are a few reminders of how to keep all the parts of your

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Children’s Art Gallery…Their Art, Their Hands, Their Work – A Preview

The children have a lead role, nearly 80% in each work of art.    They paint, they place, they may glue, spread and smear.    They use their own hand prints, fingerprints and brush strokes to become the artwork that their teachers have visioned from the supplies and

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Inside or Outside, Nature is all around us in SUMMER!

The nature band, sticks and driftwood to drums and guitars, violins and microphone. Go kids! What boy doesn’t want to gaze into the fire? How many Moms get to slide down the sprinkler slide? We’d rate that a 10.0 landing! …and now for a little shaving cream

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Dads, Dudes and Dogs!

Heating it up! Matrim is transfixed by the fire, a heritage that we all share.       Time to Eat. Karmin offers to help Owner Julie Jenkins Sathe roast a hot dog as teacher Kellie photo bombs! Daddy Brian cautions Matrim to be ‘safe’ near the

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Summer Fun and a "pop" of Learning

At Caring Connection indoors and outdoors can sometimes blend into one, especially in the summer. Learning is not just fun…it’s gonna “pop” in the summer. We make an extra special effort to make summer ideas (our themes) more extravagant, more wild and yes, even more intensely academic

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Thinking & Talking (and doing) FLOOR BOOKS

At Caring Connection we have designed our curriculum so that children are an integral part of adding their ideas and input into what will be done, what might be added and what they think could happen. The whole concept of “what if…” allows children to anticipate their

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What are Floor Books?

Caring Connection teachers engage children throughout the day and document their opinions, ideas and suggestions. In addition the child’s ideas are added, when possible to the curriculum so that the each child is even more validated, their ideas are worthy and they are worthwhile. And let’s face

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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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