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At Child Development Dayhomes, we believe outdoor play is an important part of a child’s development and is encouraged and supported by our dayhome educators for every season. Here are some of the benefits of outdoor play for children in a child care setting:
Provocations are open-ended activities that stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity, and learning. They are based on the children’s interests, ideas, and questions, and they invite them to explore, investigate, and create with various materials. They are not meant to have a specific outcome or answer, but rather to provoke thinking, inquiry, and discovery. Here are some of the benefits of provocations for children in a child care setting:
Exploration is essential for early childhood education, as it helps children become more confident, engaged, and enthusiastic learners. A child care setting that provides a safe, stimulating, and supportive environment for children to explore can prepare them for a smoother transition to primary school and a lifelong love of learning.
Messy play is a type of sensory play that involves exploring different materials and textures with the hands, feet, or other body parts. It can be very beneficial for children in a child care setting, as it can help them to:
Educator workshops in early childhood are important for enhancing the quality of early care and education. They help our educators to: