Posts tagged infants
Posts tagged infants
if you are new to the party - this magazine www.childcareexchange.com is worth your time and money whether you are a teacher, administrator, family child care provider, whatever! I glean great things from every edition and it is rare I don’t read it cover to cover in one sitting. Usually on a plane. WIth lots of sticky notes and my favorite yellow highlighter!
Here are a couple highlights from the May/June 2012 issue I read on the plane today:
Out the gate I found it exciting that Margie Carter mentioned the Lilian Katz article that I just posted yesterday! http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED433146.pdf about the difference between academic instruction and intellectual development.
And I found it pretty cool that a couple of the topics that came up in our facebook chat the other night were discussed in Janet Gonzales-Mena’s article on page 48. They were “primary caregiver” and “continuity of care.” Gonzales-Mena offered this:
these two concepts have been defined by Lally and Mangione to mean babies share a personal caregiver and stay with the same caregiver and group over the time that the children are in the program.
Of course you want to mark your calendar for June 29 because it is INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY!
And the last thing I want to mention from this edition is crib compliance. If you are not familiar with this you NEED to be! By December 28, 2012 child care facilities, child care centers, family child care homes, hotels & motels must use compliant cribs. And providers are required to be able to CONFIRM that the cribs are compliant. Receipts that show you bought the crib after June 28, 2011 (the date the compliance rule went into effect) DO NOT suffice. If you did not keep the certificate of compliance that came with the crib you need to request one from the manufacturer or retailer. For details visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5023.pdf
And although I have my own issue with the new mandated compliance (I’d venture to guess that crib sales were down, but that’s just me) I still want to make sure that that you know where to go for info incase the crib compliance mandate was not on your radar.
thank you that is all.
Shaker bottles. Left: baby oil, pink water and silver glitter. Right: blue water and cooking oil. Hot glue the lids on peeps!!