Vlog: The Philosophy of Play

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/11/17 7:00 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Play, Development, Vlog

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Ally Kulbeda, Teacher at the Children's Learning Center at FSW, explains her philosophy on play and how it helps infant development.

 

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Vlog: In VPK, Play Equals Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/16/17 4:46 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Play, Development, Vlog

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In our latest vlog, Jenna Thompson, VPK Teacher at the Children's Learning Center at FSW, explains why play-based learning is most appropriate for children and helps them in every aspect of their lives.

 

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Vlog: CCSWFL Invites you to "Come Grow With Us"

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/2/17 4:03 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Teachers, Learning, Development, Vlog, CCSWFL News

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At Child Care of Southwest Florida, we invite parents and children to come grow with us. We strive to create a safe place where the imagination is set free and the childhood spirit is celebrated.

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Vlog: The Importance of Play

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/11/17 10:32 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Play, Development, Vlog

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Research shows that children learn through play. Playing is a key part of healthy brain development as it encourages children to use their imagination while helping develop their physical, cognitive, and emotional skills. It is also an important part of how little ones discover and interact with the world around them.

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Vlog: Using Your Words

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/25/17 8:59 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Development, Vlog

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When we ask children to "use their words," we are are encouraging them to use language and develop their communication skills. As adults, we have a responsibility to be patient and respond to a young child's attempts to communicate in a positive way, as this can have a big impact on their language development.

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Vlog: Early Literacy

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/12/17 9:12 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Learning, Vlog, Reading

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What is "early literacy" and why is it important? Developing early literacy skills helps prepare young children for school. Children who are read to regularly and have been exposed to language at home start kindergarten prepared to learn to read and write.

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Vlog: Kindergarten Anxiety

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/22/17 10:11 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child Care, First Day Of School, Vlog

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Many children--and their parents--worry about the transition from preschool to kindergarten, which is understandable. Kindergarten may be a very different experience, and this fear of the unknown is enough to cause anxiety about starting "big kid school."

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Introducing Come Grow With Us: Your Parenting Partner

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/10/17 2:39 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Vlog

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We're proud to introduce our new blog, Come Grow With Us: Your Parenting Partner. Check out our first "vlog" post, featuring Joseph H. Messina Children's Center Director Tammy Aronson.

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