A Lesson About Empathy From Sesame Street

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn’t enough of it in the world.

Source: E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness : NPR Ed : NPR


New Workshops Coming Soon

New Perpetual Preschool Workshops Planned for the 2016-2017 Year

  1.  Gathering and Using Digital Media in the Classroom (Early 2017)
  2. I’m Ready For My Closeup Mr. Demille:  The Art of Dramatic Play (2016)
  3. Infant Development (2016)
  4. Toddler Development (2016)
  5. Preschooler Development (2016)
  6. Math Isn’t A Dirty Word (Mid 2017)
  7. She Blinded Me With Science (Late 2017)
  8. Family Involvement In The Classroom (Early 2017)
  9. Ch-ch-changes:  Encouraging Smooth Transitions Through Your Day (Early 2017)
  10. Encouraging Questioning and Problem Solving Skills In The Classroom.  (Mid 2017)
  11. Designing A Total Learning Environment (Early 2017)
  12. Encouraging Parental Education  (Mid 2017)
  13. Self Care For The Preschool Professional (Early 2017)
  14. Working With At-Risk Children and Families (Late 2017)
  15. Emergent Curriculum (Late 2017)
  16. Inclusion Methods (Late 2017)
  17. Administrator Workshops (Late 2017)

Bad eating habits can start in daycare

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – Some daycare centers may find “clean plate club” policies hard to resist, even though working too hard to control what kids eat can backfire and make them more likely to gain weight, a recent study suggests.

Read more at: Bad eating habits can start in daycare | Reuters

Giving babies healthy foods early may shape childhood tastes

By Janice Neumann

(Reuters Health) – Young toddlers who eat a range of fruits and vegetables may learn to enjoy healthy eating as they grow older, an Australian study suggests…

Read the complete article at: Giving babies healthy foods early may shape childhood tastes | Reuters