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Many people are excited to celebrate Florida's Children's Week. Others promote NAEYC Week of the Young Child. Since both of these entities bring children's issues to the community and to legislators and advocates, they both have value. /they can be celebrated together either in programs that serve children or by agencies and organizations that work with children and teachers. Here are links to both: Children's Week and 2013 Week of the Young Child on our website.
The Pinellas ECA and the Hillsborough AEYC are collaborating on "Hands Across the Bay" to celebrate both events. They have fabulous activities planned for their communities. Visit these websites to learn more:http://hillsboroughaeyc.org/ or http://www.pinellaseca.org/ Can't participate in either state or national initiative? Make it a point to talk to one friend outside the early childhood community about the importance of supporting children's issues. Make one phone call or email to a legislator. That will give you a start. Already a big advocate? Have a neighbothood coffee and share legislative initiatives.
What are you doing to promote children's issues. We'd love to hear you ideas!!!!
November 29, 1999 Educators Share
Nap time is torture for some young children. They aren't tired and instead of resting quietly, they relish in attention from misbehavior. Prolonged back rubs and soothing music calm them for only so long. Here are some things to contemplate and then, please share you ideas.
Is it imperative that every child sleep? Would it be so terrible if after the other children are asleep they are allowed to sit or lay quietly on their mat and look at books or work a difficult puzzle? Rules can be set down that good, quiet resting for 15 minutes results in the ability to quietly do activities. Keeping the consequences positive, helps to establish this routine.