Kool Kidz Radio attracts listeners worldwide

The radio was always playing in the school-age classroom at the Vacaville, Ca., KinderCare center. When teacher Liam McEvilly’s students got tired of hearing songs they didn’t like and constant commercials, he thought of a simple solution: start a radio station all their own. “The kids came up with the name, Kool Kidz Radio, and…

Texas City Declares September “Attendance Awareness Month”

September is National Attendance Awareness Month. Attendanceworks.org, a national organization, promotes attendance awareness and provides tools and resources for schools, principals, teachers, and parents to support students who may struggle making it to school or attending class. According to Attendance Works, 1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students in chronically absent. Differences in school…

Center Finds Way to Turn Goodbye into Hello

Some people just don’t like to say goodbye. Michelle Baber is one of those people, which is why she and her daughter Sydney made a quick exit on Sydney’s last day at the McMurrary KinderCare center in McMurrary, Pa. in August. Her hasty retreat wasn’t a reflection on a bad experience; quite the opposite. As…

Activity idea: duct tape beautifies nature

How can duct tape beautify nature, you ask? Simple – plus this craft promotes cognitive development and creative expression as 3-4-year-old children head outside and think about how shapes interact. In this activity, preschool children will create their own snazzy bracelet using duct tape and objects from the natural world. This project is fun for…

PA center gives official an inside view of ECE classroom

It’s one thing to talk about early childhood education in legislative offices, but it’s another thing entirely to visit with teachers in their classrooms and see firsthand the impact high-quality ECE can have on a child. Brian Kasel, assistant to Pennsylvania State Representative George Dunbar, recently enjoyed that opportunity at the North Huntingdon KinderCare. The…

Five tips for an engaging PDD

The Talent Experience team wants to ensure that you and your team have a successful Professional Development Day on October 12. Read their five tips for a great and engaging PDD: Prepare You can find everything you need to prepare for October’s PDD on the KLCentral PDD page. The PDD planning checklist will help you prep for…

Activity idea: Bottle shapes

Infants delight in colors, shapes, and their ability to make things happen. In this activity, infants will explore their gross-motor skills by pushing, rolling, and crawling toward bottles designed to inspire wonder and curiosity. Materials 2-3 clear plastic water bottles with lids Water Visually stimulating items, such as beads, glitter, food coloring, or small shells…