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Self-assess yourself about what you should know about the language.

Answer the following:

  • What is language for you?
  • What do you think about language as a communication tool?
  • What is its main function?
  • How do you support children’s language development?

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Mathematical thinkingFeatured

Are the abilities that students develop associated with mathematical concepts, logical reasoning, understanding and exploration of the world through proportions. Lets prepare children for a life in which working with numbers is a necessity.

We must find a way for children to develop an interest in mathematics. Mathematics is used in everyday life. We can use math anywhere. Let’s help children develop their knowledge of mathematics.

Prepare activities involving numbers.

Even being in the supermarket can be more fun than usual.

Example: ask your child to put several apples in the basket, ask him to count the apples to motivate the child, do it together with him. These activities can help develop your child’s confidence with numbers and strengthen their math skills.

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Music and movement: Activity for children 2 to 5 years oldFeatured

For this activity we will be using:

  • Ipad
  • Speaker
  • Space to dance
  • Song to follow instructions are available on Youtube
(scan the QR code to start watching now)

Before the activity, it is necessary to look for a children’s song that is related to following instructions, we recommend watching the video to follow the commands which will do first.

Move your hands, move your elbows, move your shoulders, your head…

This activity has several benefits for the overall development of the child.


Behavior management plan and strategiesFeatured

Problem resolution: to teach problem solving, talking about it and setting a good example is a good start, talk about how every action has good and bad consequences, do not associate consequence with being strictly negative, but also explain that everyone will not always have the best days so that they can show empathy.

Setting limits: to set limits you need to include the kids in this process about creating rules or guidelines that need to be followed, the more they get involved the more they will have to accept that because they are the ones who came up with them and agreed to them, you are there to remind but also to correct any confusion or situation not strictly covered by the rules.

Wait time: learning to be patient is never easy, but a good way to make children understand this is to make sure you have a turn-taking strategy, a very common one is to limit the number of children in each area of the center.

Emotional literacy and friendships: have the corner of the library with books on emotions and how to make friends and include them in circle time by having a child choose a book per day to understand the importance of emotions and build relationships with others.

Regulation: to self-regulate or regulate as a teacher, you must be attentive to all children and situations, know the habits and when to intervene and when the child needs to learn to solve the problem by himself.

Calm and relaxation: this can be as easy as setting up a special place in the room for the child to think or read or move around to allow the child to decompress their feelings and then be able to do so without having to go to a special place. Instead, being able to deal with emotions at the time of the incident.

Bibliography consulted 7/14/2022 from https://extension2.missouri.edu/gh6119


Anti-bias educationFeatured

From the point of view of development, since an infant begins its development we can notice the physical difference. After 6 months of life, the color of their skin is more noticeable and although it is too early to speak, we can notice the difference in their tone of voice. From 3 years of life the child begins to ask questions of similarities and differences. Both at home and in child care centers and day care centers. Parents and teachers will have many questions.

The purpose of anti-bias education is to actively address those messages, and to help children form accurate ideas about culture, race, ability, gender expression, and more.

“The differences in themselves do not create the problem. Children learn prejudice from prejudice, not from learning about human diversity. It is the way people respond to differences that teaches them prejudice and fear.”

– Anti-Bias Education For Young Children and Ourselves (p.4, Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010)

How do we start this development in the classroom?

For example: (Precious Moment Child Care is a daycare where its policy is to provide safety to children in a healthy and safe environment. We do not accept discrimination for both the staff and the children and their families. Education begins from the moment the child enters the program. Precious Moment Child Care works with materials for activities for all ages, where the child begins to know the similarities and differences in the environment that surrounds them. Among the materials they have different books that demonstrate diversity. (it is important to make sure that all children feel represented in literature, photos, advertisements, through visitors who come to the classroom, and even through art supplies and band-aids. Commented Carmen Hernandez, teacher from Precious Moment Childcare.)

Language through reading books with multicultural contexts and diversity.

Classroom decoration where children can appreciate their photos and those of others giving them the opportunity to see similarities and differences between them.

Who is anti-bias education for?

When does prejudice increase in children?

According to their studies, prejudice increases steadily between preschool age and has a peak level between 5 and 7 years of age, decreasing with increasing age, reflecting normal cognitive development in children.

Why do children adopt the prejudices of their family environment?

This happens because at first the child adopts the prejudices of their family environment, since that is where they begin to create their social beliefs, but in the end when they grow up and know other environments they are given the ease of differences.

How to combat stereotypes and prejudices of children?

The wolf is always the bad guy in the story, boys like the color blue and girls like pink, a teenager knows social networks very well… These are some examples of stereotypes and prejudices that society is marking or accentuating. Educating children to enhance their critical thinking is the only way to combat them.

What is the game of stereotypes and prejudices?

The game of stereotypes and prejudices. An activity to promote critical thinking in children. The wolf is always the bad guy in the story, boys like the color blue and girls like pink, a teenager knows social networks very well… These are some examples of stereotypes and prejudices that society is marking or accentuating.

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Who has not played with mud in their childhood?Featured

It is more likely that some of our happiest memories in childhood are when we played with mud and it is not for less since the benefits of interacting with mud for the little ones have been demonstrated.

Children are more creative and healthy. Some studies claim that playing with mud benefits children physically and mentally.

It’s healthy for their whole body (muscles, bones, lungs, heart, etc.) and keeps kids active. Playing develops senses, strength capacity, muscle control, balance and self-awareness.

It is more likely that some of our happiest memories in childhood are when we played with mud and it is not for less since the benefits of interacting with mud for the little ones have been demonstrated.

Children are more creative and healthy. Some studies claim that playing with mud benefits children physically and mentally.

It’s healthy for their whole body (muscles, bones, lungs, heart, etc.) and keeps kids active. Playing develops senses, strength capacity, muscle control, balance and self-awareness. Many parents worry about hygiene and safety, but the reality is that this limits them a bit from exploring.

Many times we can see the children playing outside. If the day before it rained surely there will be a child who jumps in a puddle with water and mud.

There are many children who have an inclination to play with dust and mud. If you don’t have a garden or a patio where they can have fun, there is no need to worry anymore, because even in the smallest space you can find a place. For this you can free an area of the house and then place a tarp.

Playing with mud strengthens the immune system. The immune system is responsible for protecting people from external agents such as germs and bacteria that threaten health. Contact with nature is necessary.

Lets help children to have more physical activity to combat obesity. Lack of physical activity stimulates obesity, a problem that affects a large part of the child population.

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This activity is about diversity for 5 year old children.

Exploring skin colors

We will present the diversity book to the children, we let them express themselves as they wish, in order to intervene and correct what they cant understand.

Materials for this activity

  • Diversity book
  • Paper
  • Skin color paint
  • 2 or 3 crayon packets
  • Multicultural markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil


Encourage children to use descriptive color names like mahogany, peach, and gold; words that describe actions such as describe, mix, and paint; and words about scientific processes like matching.

Key science concepts

There’s many different colors.

The same color can have different shades, from very light to very dark.


Tell children that they are going to trace the outline of their hands and color it by matching the color of their skin.

Ask children to look at their skin. How would you describe your skin color? If they answer with white or black, encourage them to take a closer look and identify some of the colors that when combined makes up the color of their skin. For example, do they see something brown, red, yellow, orange and/or beige on their skin?

Examine the crayons and/or paint together. read and discuss the names on each tag.


  • Which crayons are more likely like a peach?
  • Which brown looks like the one from a teddy bear?

Invite children to choose a crayon or paint that matches their skin color. If they feel like the color doesn’t match that well, encourage them to mix it with other colors.

When children have the shades of the color they are happy with, have them trace the outline of their hands on sheets of paper and then color or ink them. Encourage children to make up a name for their skin color. Food often works as inspiration, for example, chocolate cake, gold honey. Help children write the name of the colors on their work

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SPOTLIGHT: Rainbow Butterfly Human Development LLCFeatured

Offer Personalized pedagogical activities that aim at the optimal learning of children at an early age based on the main interest in the little ones, such as play, and respecting their areas of development. Work articulated with didactics and professionalism.

Brindamos apoyo con Baile, ejercicios adaptados y recreativos a los programas de las comunidades promoviendo la actividad física como lo es con la clínica sixteen street con el programa líderes por la salud con atención al adulto mayor ya que el ejercicio es una parte importante de la vida cotidiana de casi todas las personas, incluidos los adultos. Según los expertos, los adultos mayores deben estar tan activos como sea posible. Si es un adulto mayor, el ejercicio puede ayudarlo a vivir una vida más larga y saludable.

Group or personalized swimming classes at home for beginners at different levels; Basic level: you will be able to float short distances by yourself, you will dive by controlling your breathing and you will learn Front Crawl and Backstroke. Intermediate level: will perfect the same styles of Front Crawl, Backstroke and start with breaststroke, swimming medium distances without stopping, basic dives, moving underwater. We also offer aqua fitness for adults, matronatacion in an educational and fun way, offering safety and confidence.

Teach workshops and courses on pedagogical strategies aimed at all adults, who are teachers, providers, preschool assistants, directors who work with children from an early age, with the purpose of facilitating training and learning, using didactic techniques which allow the creation of knowledge in a creative and dynamic way.

Rainbow butterflay provides Move Mean For Life with group or personalized outdoor exercise classes, online or at home, with functional exercise and adapted with various strategies and techniques that consists of exercising and achieving a better state of health and quality of life and personal challenges that they want to meet, strengthening their self-esteem even more.


SPOTLIGHT: Yosmary Consolacion GodkinFeatured

Yosmary Godkin is Venezuelan born in Cardenas municipality, Tariba parish, Tachira state. She studied pedagogy in preschool, she also has a degree in physical activity and health. In search of professional development, she continued her postgraduate studies as a specialist in early childhood education and a master’s degree in behavioral guidance and a master’s degree in physical education. This passionate teacher, single mother of two sons, daughter of Ana Mireya Delgado, is now 45 years old in 2022. Since her childhood she has identified with humanist values such as solidarity. Seeing her mother selflessly help those in need. Throughout her life she has kept a passion for teaching through educational games.

She recounts that some time ago she undertook the adventure of leaving her country for Cancun and reuniting with her eldest son, whom she had not seen for 3 years because of his sports career as a national team athlete. She expressed that her stay in Cancun allowed her to develop and strengthen other potentialities, such as being a children’s swimming instructor, aqua-fitness coach and a childrens re-enactor through adapted physical activity in summer courses.

In december 2017, she traveled with her youngest son to Milwaukee, WI. For whatever reasons she found the need to stay, facing a new life full of uncertainties, obstacles, difficulties mainly due to not knowing the English language and being undocumented. Full of fears, doubts and little hope, she seeks to get ahead like all immigrants who are in this country for different reasons and circumstances.

Over time, she met her husband Phillip Godkin. A cycling coach whom she married in september of 2019. She says that her husband is the one who is always supporting her in her dreams and motivating her to enjoy life doing what she loves. Later, through her husband, she met Dr. David Waters, a well-known doctor at the sixteenth street clinic, who saw in her a great human potential as one who could provide great benefits to the hispanic community through the programs at the clinic. He recommended her to the latina for health group led by Tatiana Maida and Delia Gast at that time, where they gave her the opportunity to receive training to learn about the mission and vision of the program and thus be able to be part of the group of volunteer leaders for health in south milwaukee communities.

Her dedication to the constant search for academic and professional excellence led her to prepare professionally while working in various fields related to education, public and private educational institutions, universities, health centers, companies, and sport clubs. All with the aim of promoting quality education and adapted physical activity, through games, dances and recreational activities that allow human beings to have fun and recreate while learning. She has performed and constantly maintains continuous training in various areas of early childhood education focused on the didactic “ the art of teaching” and the playful “the enjoyment of learning”. All based on the primary interest of the human being the GAME and the influence of MUSIC and MOVEMENT at an early age, youth, adults and older adults. She reiterates that through the different activities she promotes massification and inclusion as a right of all and for all.

Yosmary has been part of the group of leaders for health in hispanic communities for many years, promoting physical activity through the “MOVE-MEANT FOR LIFE” philosophy and style. This is how she continues her dream of promoting physical activity and recreation. Also through the leaders for health program, she provides motivation, leadership and training workshops to the inhabitants so that they empower their community and become future community leaders.

On january 26th, 2022 a normal afternoon and routine work day at Lincoln elementary school it was when she was heading home that she was suddenly struck by a stray bullet through her car window hitting her in the left side of her face and destroying her jaw. She mentions that she received emergency surgery and that she is currently still convalescing from the consequences of this tragic accident but she continues and fights with the hope of improving and healing the severe pain that she lives with.

“Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality”

Yosmary Godkin

If you want to know more about Yosmary and her projects, you can contact her through email!

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SPOTLIGHT: Angelica GonzalezFeatured

My name is Angelica Gonzalez

I am mexican, i came to the united states in 1996 married, i have 4 children and i faced some challenges with my kids for not finding a daycare i could trust and that’s how i became interested in knowing more about early education but unfortunately i didn’t know where i could study or if it was possible to take classes in spanish and until they told me about MATC, a technical college, and from there they referred me to 4c and i started to study. I was working at night and would go to school during the day, so in this way I was able to take the basic classes that are required to obtain a license for child care in the home.

In 2015 I obtained my child care license which motivated me to continue studying. I have been able to finish some credentials such as preschool, infants and toddler. My goal is to be able to finish my degree in early childhood and later to be able to open a center where we can provide services to the families of our community.

“Education is very important in all aspects to be able to achieve our dreams. “

Angelica Gonzalez

I currently work in my daycare in which we have had very good acceptance with the families and they like our way of working with their children. They accept that their children can learn another language that is not their first language, as well as that children live in a harmonious environment with their peers. In our daycare, we import the basics so that the children are prepared for preschool and with little knowledge of vowels, the alphabet, colors, geometric figures, tracing the names of letters and reading. We always use music and games, keeping in mind that everyone learns at different rates. Our priority is simply to leave a positive mark on each child, since each child deserves respect regardless of their nationality or culture. We try to help everyone equally as well as to their families.