May 2019 Newsletter
Engaging in Play with Children
Early childhood professionals have many responsibilities. The list of tasks that must be completed on a daily basis includes everything from making sure the environment is clean and safe to planning lessons and documenting learning.  
Why Engage in Play with Children
Ways to Engage in Play with Children
When to NOT Engage in Play with Children
Director's Corner: Encouraging Teachers to Engage in Play with Children

Additional Articles
Poll Results: April 2019 Newsletter
Which statements best describes your experience with developing professional portfolios?

A. I have never compiled a professional portfolio. - 95 responses or 58%
B. I have a professional portfolio in a different field, but not one for ECE. - 14 responses or 0.9%
C. I have an ECE professional portfolio, but it is not current. - 34 responses or 21%
D. I have an ECE-related professional portfolio that I add to often. - 21 responses or 13%

164 total responses
Teacher Appreciation Contest
Teachers Make a Difference Every Day Photo Contest
Winners Announced!
ChildCare Education Institute along with Excelligence Learning Corporation sister companies Discount School Supply, Frog Street, Really Good Stuff, Children's Factory, Educational Products, Inc., and Life Cubby sponsored an exciting Teacher Appreciation Week Photo Contest called Teachers Make a Difference Every Day April 1-April 28! The top three winners with the most votes received of their profile submitted are Ashley Chauvin in 1st Place with 1704 votes, Corinne Luck in 2nd Place with 1134 votes, and Brooke Dunstan in 3rd Place with 828 votes. Overall, there were 11,311 voters and over 89,510 views of the contest page ! Congratulations to these top three winners and thank you to the 847 amazing teacher nominations . We sincerely appreciate all you do to support our youth!

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Making Connections between Play and Assessing Children's ...

This month's newsletter is all about play and how teachers can engage in play with young children. In the newsletter, we acknowledge the many tasks that teachers are responsible for completing on a daily basis. Sometimes there are just not enough ...

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Lisa Stevens
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