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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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How to create a Natural Playscape!

How to create a Natural Playscape!

A Natural Playscape takes a lot of work. The way it starts… We take materials and we create a play area that embraces nature in a way the children can play, get dirty and change their environment while playing. …and then we complete the look.    The

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Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Grand Opening Festival Elk Grove!

Join us for our GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL FREE!   FUN FOR FAMILY!   Join us. Tour the facility. See the Nature Playscape (rain or shine). Special Guest: Author and Musican Matthew Gollub Special Holiday Activities!   Your OPPORTUNITY IS NOW! If you are considering child care or

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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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More Toileting, Less Training

Why we call it “Independent Toileting” At Caring Connection Children’s Center, we do our best to help parents who are teetering in the world of “Independent Toileting” understand this process. 1. First, we must all acknowledge that each child is different. When it comes to toileting independently,

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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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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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Going Blog WILD! – Our Natural Playscape

Going Blog WILD! – Our Natural Playscape

Our Natural Playscape and ‘outdoor classroom’ thinking just got a big shot in the arm. Julie Jenkins Sathe (Executive Director) and Melanie Fristoe (Site Director) have completed the “Growing Up Wild” training and facilitator’s certification through the California Department of Fish and Game. What a great resource guide

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What Happens Inside Caring Connection Children’s Center

What Happens Inside Caring Connection Children’s Center

We realize that parents drop off their children at Caring Connection Children’s Center and leave. Sometimes, okay…usually, parents have been in a rush, it’s a busy morning just getting out the door. Sometimes you may leave when your child who says goodbye reluctantly or with tears. We

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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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