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Using real-world examples from classrooms in Idaho and incorporating lessons learned from currently practicing teachers we will share a toolkit for supporting high-quality outdoor classrooms.

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Celebrating holidays in early childhood programs can bring joy to children, staff and families and can strengthen relationships between programs and the families they serve, but it can also be an unintentional way of excluding some families. We want to encourage children to see how they are the same and different from their peers. One way to begin this process might be to introduce books about different holidays celebrated around the world during these winter months.

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Our friends at Ready for Kindergarten- Idaho pointed us toward this great article that widens math skills while reading great books!

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While we all need reminders to slow down from time to time, some days are just so packed that there are only a few spare minutes to connect with the children we care for. Make a point of taking time to connect with every child in your care each day using these 10 quick tips.

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As part of licensing and ICCP requirements, child care providers have been asked to regularly practice certain drills.