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Books and Beyond: Infusing Creativity into Reading Experiences A blanket, a snack and a good book. Is there any better way to enjoy a nice day at the park? For Arielle Deloney and the families in her program, it’s not just a great way to spend the day. It’s an intentional literacy practice. Deloney is
Decoding Little Minds: An Early Educators Guide to Understanding Children’s Behaviors If you have been in early education for any length of time, you’ve navigated behaviors. Behaviors—sometimes called “challenging behaviors,” are when children display a range of difficult actions, emotions or reactions. These behaviors can significantly impact the learning environment. Diverting the teacher’s focus, hindering
Quality in Action At Quality First, we talk about quality early learning every day. But what does quality look like in action? Check out the clips below to see a few ways that Quality First teachers turn everyday moments into learning moments. Color Sorting Hints and Help Quality in action looks like: Rolling the mat
Three changes coming soon to Child Care Health Consultation At Quality First, we are excited to share that we are making updates to the Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) service model. These updates will support your continued journey in quality health practices. CCHCs will continue to work with you to provide individualized health and safety
New Levels of Support to Meet You Where You Are As an early childhood educator, you know that each child has their own unique learning needs. You meet each child where they are and provide the support to help them develop, grow and learn to their fullest potential. At Quality First, our goal is to
In Quality First, we use the VISION model to guide the quality improvement journey and the process of quality improvement coaching. This is the sixth in a series about the stages of the VISION model. If you haven’t already, check out our blogs on vision casting, investigating current practices, setting goals, and implementing action steps.,
In Quality First, we use the VISION model to guide the quality improvement journey. This is the fourth in a series about the six stages of the VISION model. If you haven’t already, check out our blogs on vision casting, investigating your current practices, and setting goals. Once you’ve identified your big-picture vision, reviewed your
In Quality First, we use the VISION model to guide the quality improvement journey, and every journey needs a roadmap. In this third stage, you’ll focus on setting goals and creating action steps for quality improvement. This quality improvement plan is your roadmap. It outlines your goal (your destination), and the action steps you’ll take
Before beginning a journey, you need to know where you’re starting. In Quality First, we use the VISION model to guide the quality improvement journey. The second stage in the model focuses on investigating current practices. In this stage, you’ll gather information about children’s daily experiences in your program. (To learn about the first stage,