Child Inspired

Nature Everyday

Nature Everyday

At our Caring Connection Children’s Centers, we are thrilled to have each season to build enrollment and develop our curriculum and teachers’ skills. We are always surprised in the the way each day unfolds for each child it’s a new experience. That is what our goal is

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Learning through Nature: The Details

Learning through Nature: The Details

Dollar Store Rocks and a Gold Pen! That’s really all it takes and matching letters, identifying the alphabet takes on a whole new dimension. Children get used to finding those plastic or cardboard letters that are perfectly die-cut. But what about human hand-printed letters. Do they know?

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Just Add Kids!

Just Add Kids!

We’ve worked for months to get the environment right. To purchase what we need, the get equipment in the right positions… But the missing ingredient and the key ingredient is, of course the kids!   What courage we see in these young faces. Meeting new teachers, new

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Natural Play in Spring!

The birds begin to tweet, the air is clear and fresh and there is a restlessness about the humans. We want to dig and socialize, we want to be a part of everything. It’s spring. From little humans to bigger humans in spring there is a freshness

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Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

Becoming a Great Human Being. What WILL we Teach Our Children?

What will we teach our children? It’s much more than teaching kids to “share your toys”… It requires warming up to another person’s personality and just spending time, …time getting to know who they are. Just like adults, children need time with their peers. They need time

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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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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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Sound Garden on a Fence and Voila! It’s Music Discovery

What a wonderful use of pots and pans,  unstrung wind chimes and a fence with a long lifeline. Just hanging on the fence waiting for some attention. For inspiration, all these boys needed was a couple of sticks  and to hear the potential sounds that could be made. 

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Earth Play on Earth Day

Nature provides enough opportunities for learning, measuring, experimentation and discovery. Opportunities for social interaction, cooperation and compromise. Taking risks within limits and finding success. Encouraging one another. Leading and following. Engineering at the preschool level. Discovering and respecting life in its natural spaces. After all, it’s EARTH

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Nature Inspired Conversations

Social development and learning to communicate are true skills that pre-kindergarten children will develop in a social environment.  Independent and directed learning is one way to discover, but sharing, taking turns and finding ones own voice… that happens in an organic conversation is priceless.  Younger children benefit from parallel

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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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