Lori Taulbee

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Parent Tips for Aggressive Behaviors

As the Center Director I am always being asked by parents why is my child acting out? I often explain to parents that children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom, self-control or words to express how they are feeling. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get
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Ten sentence starters besides…..”good job”

Parents and teachers often say “good job” as an automatic response to a child’s action. “You ate all of your peas. Good job!” “You did a good job putting away the toys.” A “good job” now and then is fine, but it doesn’t help children understand why what they did was good. Preschoolers need to know what they did, why it worked, or why
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Calling ALL families….

Join us for FUN FILLED family events: Thankful Feast: Please bring a dish to pass as we celebrate and are thankful for our families, our center/staff, and honoring God for all that He does for us! Thankful Feast will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 am School Spirit week: November 28: Pajama Day November 29: Team Spirit Day November 30: Crazy Hair
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Sports Camp

We get our adrenaline pumping as we explore the fun-filled world of sports.  From July 14th to July 25th, your child will learn some sports from around the world, practice their favorite sports and participate is some wonderful activities. Field trips for this camp include: 7/16 – Castaway Cafe & a visit to a Howell Park 7/18 – Little Kickers 7/21 – Ohahna Karate
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Fun Activities for the Beach

As I was sitting on the beach over the weekend, I began to think about ways in which we can make playing at the beach a learning experience. Try these ideas the next time you go to the beach: Sand Exploration: Bring a magnifying glass and look at the sand up close with your child. Talk about how it looks and feels. What other
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Summer Fun Activities

Summer has always been the joy of childhood as many children are out of school, attending camps and enjoying the world around them. It is also the time of year when we as parents let our guard down when it comes to our children’s education. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some fun learning activities to do with your child during
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Space is the Place

Our second summer camp session blasts off June 30th and returns to earth on July 13th.  This exciting  space camp will have your child exploring the stars and walking on the moon. Field trips on this exciting adventure include: July 1st – Moon Bounce July 3rd – Fourth of July picnic July 8th – Ms. Dale’s Experiments July 10th – Cranbrook Planetarium Call today
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Planning for positive guidance

Guiding children’s behavior is something done throughout the day, not just when a child acts in a way that is unsafe or unacceptable. You guide behavior by establishing predictable routines, setting clear rules with children, and modeling kindness and respect. You are also attentive and aware of what is going on. Together, these actions help children feel noticed, confident, and secure. Children experience your
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April Events

April is the Month of the Young Child This special month was created to raise awareness of the needs of our youngest children and those who work with them.  During the month we will be celebrating our children through many different activities. Purple was the color chosen to represent this terrific month.  Throughout April we are inviting all of our staff, families and the
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Outdoor Fun

The Benefits of Outdoor Play After a very long very cold winter stuck inside, the sun is finally shining and the temperature is above freezing. All of the children at the center are happy to feel the sun shine on their faces and wind against their backs. As teachers, we are thrilled to be able to take our amazing young learners outside to play
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