Early Child Care and Education

How to Create a Safe Learning Environment for Children

Welcoming children to a safe environment is critical to their early development. As an early childhood educator, you have the greatest commitment of shaping young minds. Part of that commitment is making sure your children are safe and secure so they can focus on learning and having fun! Feeling safe is not only essential to …

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Nate Love and Light Foundation: A Partnership with ChildSavers

In December 2021, we received a heartfelt volunteer request from Brandi Evans, co-founder of the Nate Evans Love and Light Foundation. Little did we know, one message from Brandi would quickly blossom into a long-lasting partnership. We were so moved to learn that the foundation Brandi created was in memory of her son, Nate Evans. …

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

By Dominique Harris, BS, QMHP-C (Qualified Mental Health Professional), Trauma & Resiliency Specialist at ChildSavers. Representation matters when it comes to early childhood experiences. Relatable and culturally diverse environments are critical in early development for young children. Jump to: Here are some strategies to help represent all children in your classroom and provide positive experiences …

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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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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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