Tag Archives: Early Childhood

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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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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Why Earn a CDA Credential?

Are you beginning an Early Childhood Education career? Are you unsure on where to start courses in Early Childhood Education? The Child Development Associate Credential is a great place to start your Professional Development. This credential provides basic skills and education for … Continue reading

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Professional Development and Training

Welcome to the Mosaic Professional Development and Training Website. Continual professional development is a very important factor in proving high quality Early Child Care.  Professional Development offerings include required training for Wisconsin Child Care Licensing, such as  Shaken Baby Syndrome … Continue reading

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