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March 2, 2017   |   0 Comments

Protected: CCDC Auction Highlights 2016

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March 4, 2016   |   0 Comments

Eco-Healthy Child Care Endorsement for CCDC!

CCDC has qualified as Eco-Healthy!  This endorsement is a program of the Children’s Health Network.  In addition to our commitment to “Greening the Cleaning”, we have made a commitment to increase our recycling efforts to include all classrooms and the office, to avoid microwaving food on plastic (only tempered glass or paper plates), limiting use of other plastics to BPA-free, avoiding the use of pesticides...

December 4, 2015   |   0 Comments

Baseball and Butterflies

The article from May 16, 2015  NY Times, Let the Children Learn Through Play, was shared with me in paper and electronic formats – from colleagues, CCDC teachers, professional organizations, CCDC families as well as on multiple Facebook posts.  After thirty-four years at CCDC and as an Early Childhood Professional, I am more convinced than ever that “how” children are taught – in a supportive community...

May 22, 2015   |   0 Comments

Recycle Your Flowers!

Children have a remarkable ability to re-purpose almost anything.  Toilet paper tubes become binoculars, boxes become rocket ships and wilting flowers ready for the trash in your home become fresh flowers in a parade or food for a dinosaur! ...

May 15, 2015   |   0 Comments

Protected: CCDC Auction Highlights 2015

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April 23, 2015   |   0 Comments

Nature Explore Certified Outdoor Classroom!

  We are excited and proud to join the network of Nature Explore Certified Classrooms.  This has been a four-year effort, prompted by a desire to improve our outdoor space, to better integrate natural elements and to more intentionally plan for experiences outdoors.  As one of our teachers commented, “It has made us all think a little different.” The improvements would not have been possible without the...

November 21, 2014   |   0 Comments

Halloween at CCDC

Between the  anticipation, the celebrations and the aftermath, Halloween is a topic of conversation and source of excitement for months.  This year was no different. Check out some of the characters who were here on Halloween:   The Halloween photos can be viewed by those authorized in Eileen’s Photos. ...

November 7, 2014   |   0 Comments

Executive Function Skills for Young Children

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides resources to families and professionals interested in learning about the science behind practices that promote health child development and learning.  Their most recent publication is Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence. The publication includes suggested activities for different ages: Introduction to Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to...

October 29, 2014   |   0 Comments

No-Drama Discipline

Take a look at this recent article from Time Magazine (link below).  As you know, CCDC does not use time out in response to or as a deterrent for a child’s misbehavior.  We see misbehavior as a chance to help children develop and maintain control over strong emotions and an opportunity to teach them constructive ways to solve problems.  It’s always great to find support...

October 6, 2014   |   0 Comments