Car ramps can help teach kids the basics about forces in motion. We started off by brainstorming all of the items we had in the house that we could make ramps with. Here’s our list… blocks lids cardboard boxes poster board books pillow cushions Check it out here!

Car Ramp Science with Kids

Well, day one of summer made me realize a difference from last year. We are going to need to put some limits on screen time. Given it was a rainy day, but my kids were still watching TV way too much. It’s funny how easy it is to slip into […]

15 Things to Do Instead of TV

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! Start planning your celebration today with event […]

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child

As a cook, there’s nothing more empowering than having control over your ingredients. And there’s no better way to ensure their greatness than having grown them yourself. From broccoli to squash blossoms, growing an edible garden is not only a great way to connect with your food, it’s also a […]

Starting An Edible Garden

Every October we look forward to setting up our apple stand dramatic play activity. We turn this area into a market, complete with a scale and cash registers, and handy bags and baskets for carrying the apples. And, of course, a phone to take orders! Our apple stand is a […]

Apple Stand Dramatic Play

Organic gardening is a great way to promote children’s learning about and appreciation for the natural world. However, it’s important to keep safety in mind when gardening with preschoolers. Here are a few safety tips. Read more here!

Planting Smart

Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. New research indicates that children who regularly play in nature are growing up healthy, smart, and happy. Our stories from the field show positive examples of Head Start and Early Head Start centers who have found a way […]

Nature-Based Learning and Development