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About mosaic4learning

I am Child Development Professional experience in training and Professional Development. I have presented at Pre-Service or In-Service for Head Start Programs, Child Care Centers and Preschools. Presentations include, but not limited to Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Dual Language Learners in ECE, Cultural Diversity, and Inclusion. C.L.A.S.S. Certified Observer (Preschool) Environmental Rating Scales (ITERS, ECERS) Professional Development Specialist for Child Development Associate (CDA)

What’s in a Name? Part 2

Teaching a child how to write his or her name is not only a writing activity.  When you think about it, there are many different activities that can be done with names.  The video called “Early Childhood Education: Constructive Learning … Continue reading

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A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.  Depending on the curriculum or  Early Childhood Program, teachers are advised to document observations in each developmental domain. The following example are the central domains from the […]

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What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

Activities that incorporate each child’s name can support learning in several developmental areas.  Think about the daily routine.  How many times a day is a child exposed to their name or each child’s name. As a child enters the center, she finds her name on his cubbie. Takes off his jacket and hangs it up on […]

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What is really happening?

Many children with “challenging behaviors” have triggers. Often teachers focus on the end reaction, which can be hitting, biting, kicking, running out of the room,etc. Regular observations will assist in accurately identifying the the problem or trigger. Before a teacher … Continue reading

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A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.  Depending on the curriculum or  Early Childhood Program, teachers are advised to … Continue reading

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DO NOT LOSE A CHILD!

“Do not lose a child!” Our compliance manager stresses after training our staff the Face-to-Name Tracking Procedure. To prevent children from being left in a room or on a playground, this procedure has been implemented in many child care centers. … Continue reading

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A child I know…

A child I know doesn’t live with his mom.  He lives with his grandparents. It wasn’t always this way.  He once lived with his mother, but she neglected him as a infant.  To avoid putting the child in foster care. … Continue reading

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Whitewater day care investigated after 2-year-old found wandering by highway – WISC

Source: Whitewater day care investigated after 2-year-old found wandering by highway – WISC

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Children’s Rights

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Children under 6, Living in Poverty

As I read the fact sheet about children living in poverty published in January 2017 by the National Center foe Children in Poverty, I find it astounding that 23 million children in the United States are living in poverty.  The … Continue reading

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