Infants and toddlers learn best in environments with caring and responsive adults, where they feel safe and free to explore and learn. Find ways to create an engaging environment for infants and toddlers.
Preschoolers are always learning. They use materials in their environment to explore, solve problems, and learn about the world around them. Learn the key aspects of preschool learning environments.
This tip sheet outlines how continuity of care is key to the healthy development of young children birth to 3. It also lists three types of continuity of care systems.
Learning environments are nurturing spaces that support the development of all young children. They include classrooms, play spaces, areas for caregiving routines, and outdoor areas.
In this video, explore ways to use ideas from nature to encourage science learning.
Learn how to plan activities that use nature to teach children math concepts and skills.
With a few easy-to-find materials and willing volunteers, many settings and elements can be created to greatly improve children's spaces..
Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. Watch this video series, and apply the resources to plan successful nature-based activities.
Going outside is one of the best ways to connect children with nature. However, sometimes bringing nature inside offers exciting experiences for infants and toddlers. Use this News You Can Use to spark creative ideas for natural items that can be used inside with young children.
The News You Can Use e-newsletter supports teachers, home visitors, and parents in providing quality care for infants and toddlers. Learn about planning for time spent outside with infants and toddlers in your program.