Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, April 22, parents and early childhood educators should share their Earth Day cheer with their kids.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a special day that occurs annually on April 22, on which 175 countries around the world hold events to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth and nature. This year marks the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day, which was started in 1970.
How Can You Get Involved in Earth Day?
There are many ways to get involved with Earth Day—the Earth Day Network has planned a variety of different functions throughout the world in which you can register.
What are some Earth Day Activities for Kids?
Help the earth and enjoy earth day with the kids by making tin can herb pots. By recycling a tin can, and planting an herb, you are creating new life and producing oxygen.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Should early childhood pre-K programs be mandatory?
By now, most acknowledge the value of high-quality early childhood education on preparing a child for the future, but should it be mandatory?
In Maryland, lawmakers are proposing a “Preschool for All” program, in which local school districts would be required to offer full-day pre-kindergarten to low-income kids and half-day programs for other children.
Currently, Maryland public schools only offer half-day pre-kindergarten to 4-year-olds that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Because of this, only 35 percent of 4-year-olds have access to the current half-day pre-K program.
While some counties in the state support the proposal, budget could be an issue in providing the early childhood education.
Monday, April 2, 2012
This past weekend, Tadpoles visited the New Jersey Child Care Association (NJCCA) conference, “Partners In Education” at Rutgers University. Being able to get a closer look inside the childcare industry was an invaluable experience, allowing us to move closer in perfecting the Tadpoles daycare management app and better serve childcare providers’ day-to-day needs.
We are thankful for the opportunity to have attended the NJCCA conference, and look forward to putting all of the knowledge and insights we gained to use.