Michelle Graham, Executive Director is at the State Capital all week representing and advocating for Early Child Education and Santa Barbara County.
Today Quality Counts Family Child Care owners learned more about the assessments that happen in their programs from Susan McGraw, CEO of Progressive Early Assessments.
Unstructured outdoor play offers opportunities to develop executive function skills. Executive function skills have been compared to an air traffic control system in each of our bodies. These essential life skills help us remember information, filter out distractions, switch gears when needed, and sustain focus over time (Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, 2015). Among the many benefits of imaginary play, one is helping children develop these executive function skills. Children develop rules for the imaginary scenarios they create, remember and try out complex ideas, apply the rules to the scenarios as they go along, and regulate each other's behavior. Given the time, children can extend imaginary play for hours. . .#play #unstructured #earlyeducation #learning #socialemotional #development #childdevelopment #ece #firstfiveyear #letthemgetdirty
Please join us in congratulating Jacqui Banta, who has been promoted to Associate Director! Jacqui has been the acting Program Director for over a year now, developing great programming for our child care community. We look forward to what she will be able to accomplish in this new role! Congratulations, Jacqui!
Tonight Early Childhood Educators learned how to manage challenging behaviors in their programs while peeling back the layers of an escalation cycle. . #behaviors #autism #adhd #earlyeducation #education #teachers #iep #intervention #prevention #crisis #professionaldevelopment
A brand new year could be considered the seed, and your goals could be the buds, but taking action and achieving your dreams, well, that is the flower. May the New Year be your seed and may you have lots of flowers to inspire you!
CRR has had a year of change and growth! We are so proud to serve the children, families and early child educators of Santa Barbara County. Here are our top 9 pictures of 2018. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2019!
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Happy Holidays from CRR! We sure know how to have fun!