Reading to Children Matters

Our first encounter with reading is probably when we were read to from story books as children; remember those bedtime stories? We then begin learning the alphabet, basic math, fun and fascinating facts about animals, plants and the universe. We ask ‘whys’ and ‘how’s’. In books, we find their answers. Textbooks accompany us all through…

Technology in Early Childhood

In one simple activity a child care provider can accomplish goals related to technology use, language development, and social skills. For many the debate over whether to use, or not to use technology as a way of teaching, puts some educators on edge. Here are a few ideas that may give some insight on technology…

YWCA and the Rockford Housing Authority

Getting the Word out The YWCA Northwestern Illinois continues to build partnerships throughout the community. Every month we attend “New Resident Move-in orientations” for the Rockford Housing Authority.  Childcare is a huge need for our area so we jumped at the chance to be a part of this program.  The YWCA believes that building partnerships…