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Supporting the Social/Emotional

Part of the reason that these little ones have such a high energy level is that they are beginning to develop a sense of autonomy. This keeps them on the go constantly.

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Ask an RT - Summer 2014

Lately Registered Early Childhood Educators have been sharing they have a lot of children in their program exhibiting a great deal of anxiety.

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The Importance of Play and Interaction

Play is an important part of a child’s development. Through play, children explore and learn about their world as well as developing imagination, creativity, social skills, and problem solving skills. From birth through the ages of four or five, young children go through four main stages of play.

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Fostering RECE/Child Relationships Through Play

This article is dedicated to all the wonderful Registered Early Childhood Educators I have had the privilege of observing over the past twenty five years who have taken the time to play with the children in their programs.

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Time In: An Approach to Building a Cooperative Relationship with Children

Children are constantly growing and learning and need the support of the adults in their lives (RECE’s, parents, guardians) to guide their way.

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Our Life is Full of Sensory Experiences

Sensory process (or sensory integration) is the way in which the central nervous system of the body receives messages from the senses of the body and uses that information to act in appropriate motor or behavioural responses.

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How Do I Contribute to Behaviour?

Mary DiCaro, a trainer, coach, and motivational speaker, offers these questions for consideration when wondering “How Do I Contribute to Behaviour?” These are excellent ideas to explore in your interactions with children, families, and colleagues.

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Ask an RT - Winter 2015

Promoting strong social relationships between preschoolers can be challenging.

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Brain Friendly Curriculums: Embedding the 5 R's of Healthy Brain Development into Early Childhood Programs

How to help transition children from child care to full day kindergarten.

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Understanding the Four Frames of Learning

Preparing children in child care for full day kindergarten is an important role of the Registered Early Childhood Educator.

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Separation Anxiety

The start of school is a milestone that is often awaited with anticipation and joy, but also with crying, uncertainty and resistance, from both children and parents.

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Let's Get Moving!

There is growing and compelling evidence that regular and planned physical activity for all children has not only physical benefits, but benefits for academic and social success as well.

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