Reggio Inspired

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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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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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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Mid Summer Night’s Children’s Art Gallery & Auction

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1st  6:00-7:00 pm   Join Caring Connection Children’s Center for the unveiling of our first Art Gallery and Auction.  Art pieces will be child done or child inspired.  Individual pieces will be available for purchase by: dutch auction, silent auction and live auction.  Don’t miss […]

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Green Gobs of Goo and Gettin’ our Green On… It’s St. Patty’s Play at Caring Connection

Squish and slide… Test and taste… Poke and prod… Run and roll… Squeal and squirm… Giggle with Goop More….. Give us more! Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Do some GREEN in your family. Plant, recycle, dye noodles…whatever, just have FUN!

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Running on Rainbows! (Literally)

There’s not much more fun than squishy, colorful paint on your feet to wake you up after nap time! A little ticklish and a lot of emotions! Textures and sensations. Wow the words I can learn: slippery, slick, squishy, cool, smooth… What did we do? What did […]

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Muddy, Dirty and Messy! That’s Preschool at Caring Connection

Muddy, Dirty and Messy! That’s Preschool at Caring Connection

Okay, not every preschool has the same outlook as we do. At some preschools children will sit and do meticulous, well mannered activities and brush off their skirts and pants and come home slightly more rumpled than when they left home. I can guarantee that the adults […]

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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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