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The Toolbox
New Hampshire
Professional Development Resources for Early Educators
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I'm searching for resources for an article that I'm writing about the drawbacks of using bouncy seats, swings, and exersaucers in the child care environment. Does anyone know of any quality resources available? Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at The Toolbox's blog
In my daily work with child care providers I often speak with people who struggle to earn sufficient on- going professional development. It's a delicate balance because I believe in the extensive research that shows children and families benefit from teachers who are consistently improving their skill set. I also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at The Toolbox's blog
When I was involved in "direct care", I had the same recurring thought year after year as I dug my car out of the mile high snow drifts, "WHY did I not study elementary education?" I would clench my jaw as my public school teacher friends exclaimed, "I can't believe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at The Toolbox's blog
Do you "screen" children and families who tour your program? If you do, what are you looking for? If you don't, why not? Let's talk about this concept of allowing only certain people to participate in your program. How do you feel about this idea? Are there any benefits? What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at The Toolbox's blog
The Toolbox is now following Little Einsteins Preschool
Mar 1, 2010
The loss of electricity (and therefore internet and cable) that we have faced over the course of the past weekend really got me thinking. We all know that we are too dependent on "electronic" gadgets, but, it's never more obvious than when we are dealing with outages as widespread as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at The Toolbox's blog
One of my favorite parts about trainings is that I get to meet new people and learn about their programs. There are so many ways to go about caring for and educating children that all programs have their own "spin". I definitely feel that I learn a lot of positive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at The Toolbox's blog
Welcome to our first real go around with a blog, I am so looking forward to sharing ideas about all topics related to children, families, and professional early educators. Nothing is off limits here as we contemplate our profession and our ability to create (and maintain!) programs that help children... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at The Toolbox's blog
The Toolbox is now following The Typepad Team
Feb 14, 2010