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How to help children of all anger manage their anger

How to Help Children Manage Anger: The Ultimate Guide (All Ages)

There’s a quote by an unknown author that says, “Children are not giving you a hard time. They are having a hard time.” Anger is a complex emotion for everyone, especially children and teens in varying stages of brain development. In this post, we’ll explore ways to help children of all ages manage their anger …

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Teaching children empathy and how to help children practice empathy

Teaching Young Children Empathy: 3 Simple Steps

Teaching young children empathy and modeling empathic behaviors around infants, toddlers, and young children is crucial during early development. ChildSavers Child Development Services Program Specialist, Koni Garofalo, explains 3 simple steps to fostering empathy in young kids. Jump to: What is empathy? Why is it important for kids to practice empathy? Step #1: Building relationships …

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The ASL Daycare team poses outside of the family day home located in Chesterfield, VA.

Inclusive ASL Daycare Serving Deaf Children in Richmond, VA

One of the many gifts we receive in life is the opportunity to pave smoother paths for future generations, allowing our community’s children to not only advance, but thrive. This is both our responsibility and honor.  Mrs. Andrea W. Oliver, owner of ASL Daycare, is familiar with overcoming adversity. As a former Richmond Public Schools student who was born Deaf, she always dreamed of creating inclusive  learning environments for the youngest members of Richmond’s …

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ChildSavers provides a checklist of what to look like in a day care or child care provider

Top 5 Things to Look for in Daycare and Child Care

Choosing child care for your child is one of the most important decisions families can make. Sometimes parents and guardians are left choosing between two or more deal breakers… Can we afford child care? Is this early care program setting my child up for successful, lifelong learning? Can they accommodate my child’s specific needs? Luckily, there’s …

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ChildSavers offers free and fee-based training hours for child care providers in Virginia

Earn Your Training Hours for Child Care: 5 Online Resources

ChildSavers offers free and low-cost training for child care providers in need of professional development training hours, technical assistance, and coaching. We’re here to help you provide the best care possible as you earn your training hours for child care. Jump to: Child Care Aware Virginia Quality Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network CDA Additional …

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How to Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth with all children

9 Ways to Honor Juneteenth with Children

Juneteenth, also known as also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is honored on June 19th. Because Black people in the United States were initially excluded from the freedom we celebrate on July 4th, our leadership found it crucial to include Juneteenth as a day of observance and reflection. The …

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ChildSavers explains calm down boxes and what to put in calm down boxes for children and adults.

How to Make A Calm Down Box in 5 Minutes (for Kids and Adults)

Everyone can feel dysregulated or stressed sometimes – those feelings are normal! Calm down boxes are a great tool to help your children, or yourself, regulate your body and mind so you can build resilience and cope during life’s most stressful moments. Jump to: What is a calm down box? What is dysregulation? Items for …

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Therapy can look different for children with autism (ASD) but play and art therapy can be great tools to address behavioral issues.

What Can Therapy for Children with Autism Look Like?

Children who have been diagnosed with symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience the world in a unique manner. ASD can (and does) vary from one person to the next in terms of both indicators as well as behaviors. There are two main categories of traits that make up this diagnosis – social communication …

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Best sensory exercises for children in child care with autism

4 of the Best Sensory Activities for Children with Autism in Child Care

April is Autism Awareness month and we are excited to share some ways to incorporate inclusive play into your daily routine as a child care provider or guardian. Sensory activities benefit all children but can be especially useful for children with Autism. People with Autism can be hyper-sensitive or hypo-sensitive to stimuli in their environment. …

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