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.
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.
This News You Can Use is full of ideas about how to create outdoor spaces that are engaging for infants, toddlers, and their families. Early Head Start teachers and home visitors may use this resource to set up spaces for families using community resources such as parks, gardens, and nearby schools.
Children receive the message that they are in a kind and loving place when caregivers and family members are intentional about the environments they create. This resource will teach home visitors, program staff, caregivers and other early childhood educators how to create a space that is welcoming and homelike for children.
In this News You Can Use, explore ideas about building nurturing environments to support the learning of very young children. This resource will teach home visitors, program staff, caregivers, and other early childhood educators how to create a safe, playful, and welcoming learning environment for infants and toddlers.
When you learn and teach with Mother Nature at your side, you open the door to endless possibilities for children and for yourself.