Spanish Translation - October 2021
Chinese Translation - October 2021
Arabic Translation - October 2021
Water truly is magical and supports life on our planet in so many ways. In this activity, kids turn pumpkins into boats to explore sink and float and water transportation.
One way to extract the natural magic of pumpkins and help kids naturally learn more science and math is by exploring pumpkin seeds!
Pretend play is central to kids’ early learning and is simply fun! The addition of a simple prop or costume may be all your child needs to jump right into active imaginative play.
It's so hard to know how to help young kids take a hands-on approach to carving pumpkins. But, we know that they enjoy and benefit most when they are in the lead.
Whether or not your family celebrates Halloween, the chance to mix, mash and mull "fall brew" can stimulate your child's imagination, activate multiple senses and strengthen emerging STEM skills.
One of the best parts of camping is cooking over a campfire, and there is so much more to campsite cooking than the classic s’mores or hot dogs on a stick. Want to up your campfire meal game?
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tinkergarten shares a story of generosity, hope and joy told across the Spanish-speaking world, from Mexico and Guatemala to Puerto Rico and Spain. This story then leads to exploring colors in nature.
To celebrate the beauty of nature all year long, kids can pick and pluck apart nature and connect them to clear, sticky things like contact paper, packing tape or glass jars to make suncatchers.
October 10th is a holiday entitled Indigenous People Day. In honor of this day and for the Native American people who live and have lived on the land on which each of us lives today, we share this series of steps you can take to learn about and include Native American History in your outdoor adventures.
Hatch allows children to play developmentally appropriate experiences both in the classroom and at home while taking a hands on approach.
With proper precautions and safety awareness, your family can enjoy that crisp autumn weather while avoiding some of the dangers that come with the season.
Halloween is a fun and spirited holiday that is great for the whole family. While you're trick or treating and family fun, try to remember some basic safety tips to ensure the whole family has a spooktacular holiday.
It’s National Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” As parents focus on several priorities at once, more kids are helping out in the kitchen, which makes this the perfect time to talk with your kids about fire safety, how to prevent kitchen fires, and what to do in an emergency.
Chicago has something to offer every season of the year, but fall is particularly magical. The leaves turn golden in Millennium Park, a crisp breeze blows near the lake, and the city is filled with tons of cool activities and events.
Sometimes toddlers ask us questions that are hard to answer. If children ask about people wearing masks or other face coverings, parents can explain that sometimes people wear masks when they are sick or to help keep them safe.
Many parents wonder what they can do to best prepare their children for preschool. The best answer is start at home. See this wonderful reference for a guide to early learning.
Register here for this free workshop with Joshua Krasne to learn how to best advocate for children and students with autism.
The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services developed this standardized training to address the requirements of the federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) to ensure a smooth and effective transition process is in place for children and their families who will be transitioning from Early Intervention into Early Childhood Special Education. Register here.
Welcome to MyTeachingStrategiesTM Family! The MyTeachingStrategiesTM online family portal and mobile app will give you another connection to your child’s learning program. Through MyTeachingStrategiesTM Family, teachers and administrators can share with you photos, notes, daily reports, and more!
How to create GOLD documentation in MyTeachingStrategiesTM. This step by step guide will help you understand the process better.
Find out how to receive child care for unemployed parents, in order to seek employment. Contact their local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) which can be found online at https://www.inccrra.org/about/sdasearch or by calling 1-877-202-4453 toll-free.
Spaces fill up fast for our programs so secure your spot as soon as you can. All of our Head Start Child Care Learning Centers are taking the safest and healthiest precautions possible during this time of uncertainty. Your family's safety and health is our most important job. Enroll today!
This online education platform for birth - 5 learners and their families provides everything you need to continue education outside of the classroom and in the home.
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