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Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 11-27-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,233
Posted By joy
non fiction

Matisse the King of Color (Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series)
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Anholt's Artists Books for Children)
van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books...
Forum: Curriculum 11-27-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By joy
game for you

Divide the children into 2 even groups. Line them up parallel to one another and facing on another, so their backs should be against a wall. Each child should face another child. They are...
Forum: Curriculum 11-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By joy
need help

How old are the children? I would introduce dinosaurs and find books at the library that are age appropriate. Hang pictures up, and make graphs- dinosaurs that were carnivorous, or herbivorous. ...
Forum: Curriculum 11-27-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,804
Posted By joy
create curriculum

Ok, this is not an easy task! Just curious, why reinvent the wheel? There are so many curriculums out there, but good for you.

First, you must define curriculum. People think it's a schedule of...
Forum: Curriculum 11-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,010
Posted By joy
project for babies

You may want to make something more secular, in case the children come from diverse backgrounds. Clay that is sold can be non-toxic, or you could make it. I believe it is 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By joy
childhood obesity

http://www.healthykidshealthyfuture.org/content/dam/hkhf/filebox/presentations/hamilton.pdf

It is not appropriate to make assumptions based on the parents, their height and weight, measuring the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By joy
philosophy

Your philosophy is different than your goals. You need a mission statement, then a philosophy, curriculum, and for philosophy:

Our students Are Intellectual
Because we encourage children to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By joy
website

Great job! You have some grammatical errors, you may want to have someone proof it. When you publicize yourself on the internet, as an educator, it is important that you use the best grammar and...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 11-02-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,480
Posted By joy
reggio

Of course there are wonderful aspects of Reggio that would not be possible in North America. No, this is not R.E. Italy, but we can certainly extract the concepts that we can do with the children. ...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-31-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,480
Posted By joy
reggio emilia

I have studied in an ECE graduate program the Reggio approach.
"We envision a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, their capabilities, and their humanity." This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By joy
speech

Don't use a letter to tell her, ask her if you could speak to her before or after class. Be sure to have resources for her. This was not addressed when he was younger?
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-31-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,494
Posted By joy
reggio emilia

I am quite familiar with NAREA but unless one joins, information is not specific.

Thanks!
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-25-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,494
Posted By joy
Reggio Emilia Inspired Preschools

Does anyone have an idea of how many reggio emilia inspired early childhood centers are in the U.S.A. and where?
Forum: Curriculum 10-23-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,358
Posted By joy
curriculum ideas

goodness, I think you misunderstood me. Yes, we all have a unique style. Programs vary, teachers, curriculum, there is no one model that is right for everyone. The point I attempted unsuccessfully...
Forum: Curriculum 10-22-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,358
Posted By joy
curriculum ideas

The websites that many have cited are filled with worksheets, art projects that are not open ended and cookie cutter ideas that do not stimulate creativity and indiviuality. Each child is unique,...
Forum: Curriculum 10-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,153
Posted By joy
oy vay

I am astonished! Unless you indicate that the program is religious, and descibe what you use to incorporate religion into the curriculum, what your goals are, and it is written on your website,...
Forum: Curriculum 10-20-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,505
Posted By joy
car theme

It is great that you honor the children by focusing on their interests. Instead of narrowing the them down by using only the wheel idea and providing themwith few materials, I would gather a large...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 830
Posted By joy
seeking partner

Hi,
I am looking for a partner in the Philadelphia area, suburbs included, to open a progressive child care center. I am most interested in a Reggio Emilia inspired program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By joy
but the parents don't know-that's the way the...

but the parents don't know-that's the way the owners like it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By joy
question for directors

If the daycare license was downgraded to provisional, as I came on board, which does not allow the center to receive Stars, a PA program offering funds, should the staff be informed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,039
Posted By joy
problem

]I have worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years. I have experience teaching, directing, did graduate work, and I am so troubled with the centers and the low standards that they have. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,039
Posted By joy
My Problem

I have worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years. I have experience teaching, directing, did graduate work, and I am so troubled with the centers and the low standards that they have. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,722
Posted By joy
naughty behavior

I do not believe in time out. It does not work, it is humiliating for the child and creates low self esteem and issues later in the child's life. I would ignore her as much as possible. Don't give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By joy
what is scary is that parents have no idea of...

what is scary is that parents have no idea of what goes on. I encouraged parents to create a committee, come into the classroom, etc. These parents had no expectations, no awareness of what was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By joy
I was simply trying to indicate that dap should...

I was simply trying to indicate that dap should incorporate the different styles of learning, how they are addressed, labeling the centers with information that coincides with each standard, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By joy
dap website

I think you are on track, but I do not agree with using one curriculum, and what about all of the different types of music, foreign language, the centers are so limited, the books are not listed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By joy
bad situation

I did not witness any abuse, however the allegations were confirmed and happened before I was employed. Other actions of non compliance occured at times when I was not present but were a result of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By joy
ba

I left last week after they gave me a document to sign that contained false information and after the continued abusive manner in which they treated me, I could not give them any more of my energy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By joy
bad situation

yes, which is why their license is now provisional. But they are still in business, making money, misleading parents and providing inappropriate care to the children.
Forum: Open Daycare Center - Sell a Daycare - Rent a Daycare - Buy a Daycare 02-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 229,389
Posted By joy
what do you need to know

what would you like to know? you may email me at joiep0710@aol.com
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By joy
Bad Situation

I was director at a child care center where the owners would not allow me to fulfill my responsiblities indicated in the reg book. Their license was provisional, they constantly violated the...
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