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Gather current early learning and care practices, creative ideas, and general inspiration from CCPRN and its members.

The Value of Play

July 2, 2020

Through play, children are able to express their ideas, explore who they are, test out emerging theories, engage their creativity, and practice essential skills. In a time when children are trying to understand the pandemic and its implications relative to their lives—processing what they see and hear in their community, at child care, and at home—it is important to take a minute to acknowledge and...

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Sensory Bottles and Bags—Ideal for Individual Sensory Exploration

June 25, 2020

Preparing to embrace and move forward with a new sense of “normal” provides a perfect opportunity to reflect upon and be creative when selecting toys and other items for play.  While the more traditional type of sensory play (small open bins of material with groups of children exploring together) is currently being discouraged, individual sensory exploration can and should be included as an option for...

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COVID-19 Q&A with the Ministry of Education–UPDATED JUNE 10 2020

April 17, 2020

Question and answer exchange with Shannon Fuller from the Ministry of Education.

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Connection and COVID-19

April 8, 2020

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” https://brenebrown.com/

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COVID-19: Information and Ideas to Share

March 17, 2020

We hope that you are all as well as can be during this time of uncertainty and concern relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19.  We understand that feelings of angst are at the forefront for many. While it is certainly a time for diligent precautions, it is also a time for compassion, support, communication, and sharing.  We want you to know that while we may not...

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COVID-19 and Independent Home Daycare

March 15, 2020

Updated: June 19 2020 7:00 AM

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Art & Early Learning Opportunities for Young Children

March 3, 2020

Understanding the learning opportunities and many benefits of both process and product art.

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Professional Development for Home Child Care Providers

February 19, 2020

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou

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Building a Relationship with Your Caregiver

February 12, 2020

Choosing a home child care environment allows your child to grow and learn within the comfort and structure of a family setting. Just as with any family, connection and relationship between the members of your home child care family is essential. A strong foundation of trust, open communication, mutual respect, and kindness between you and your home child care provider will allow your child to...

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The Joy of Giving

January 29, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it might be timely to share an article focused on the topic of gift-giving within the context of a home childcare environment.

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