CCRI

Tip Sheets For Child Care Professionals

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TS 500 Master List – Listing of all available Tip Sheets

Language and Literacy

TS 501 The Early Years are the Learning Years – Children and Books: Begin the Connection Early (2)
TS 573 Developing Good Readers (3)
TS 575 Literacy for Preschoolers

Children: Birth to Three

TS 502 The Basic Characteristics of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Agers
TS 536 Toilet Learning for Toddlers
TS 555 On the Brain (Part 1): What Does New Research on Infant Brain Development Mean to You?
TS 571 Why Are Baby Teeth Important (2)
TS 582 Dealing with Biting
TS 558 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Furnishings and Display (2)
TS 559 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Personal Care Routines (2)
TS 560 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Listening & Talking/Language & Reasoning and
Interactions (2)
TS 561 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Learning Activities (2)
TS 562 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Program Structure (3)
TS 563 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Adult Needs (2)

Children: Three to Five

TS 502 The Basic Characteristics of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Agers
TS 534 Discussing the News with 3 to 7 Year Olds (2)
TS 558 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Furnishings and Display (2)
TS 559 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Personal Care Routines (2)
TS 560 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Listening & Talking/Language & Reasoning and
Interactions (2)
TS 561 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Learning Activities (2)
TS 562 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Program Structure (3)
TS 563 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Adult Needs (2)

Children: Five to Twelve

TS 502 The Basic Characteristics of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Agers
TS 534 Discussing the News with 3 to 7 Year Olds (2)
TS 577 School-age Environment Rating Scale -Part1- The Parts (2)
TS 578 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part II – Health and Safety
TS 579 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part III – Activities (2)
TS 580 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part IV – Interactions and Program Structure
TS 581 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part V – Staff Development & Special Needs

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

TS 541 How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables
TS 564 Obesity in Children – What Can be Done? (2)
TS 570 Cutting Back on Sugary Snacks (2)
TS 571 Why Are Baby Teeth Important (2)
TS 572 Cool Summertime Snacks (2)

Activity Ideas for Young Children

TS 528 Creative Art Projects for Your and Your 3 & 4 Year Old (2)
TS 538 Celebrate!- Make the Most of Teachable Moments During the Winter Holidays

Professional Development for Early Care and Education Practitioners

TS 545 Get the Most Out of Training – Seven Tips
TS 546 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 1 Choose The Right Training For You
TS 547 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 2 Participate
TS 548 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 3 Sleep and Eat
TS 549 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 4 Treat Training as An Adventure
TS 550 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 5 Don’t Learn in a Vacuum
TS 551 Get the Most Out of Training – Part 6 Extend Your Training on Your Own
TS 552 Get the Most Out of Training – Part7 Remember, You Are a Professional!
TS 556 On the Brain (Part 2): Exercise Your Brain

Working with Children with Special Needs

TS 525 Why Inclusion?
TS 526 Children with Special Needs (2)

Parent and Teacher Communication

TS 531 Making Child Care Work for Everyone (2)
TS 533 Building Parent/Teacher Partnerships (2)
TS 576 Tennis Balls and Slippery Eggs: How to Communicate with Families

Sharing Current Events and Technology with Young Children

TS 534 Discussing the News with 3 to 7 Year Olds (2)
TS 535 The Internet and Young Children
TS 557 After a Disaster

Program Administration in Child Care

TS 530 Bibliography: Readings on Developing a Strong System of Early Education (3)
TS 531 Making Child Care Work for Everyone (2)
TS 540 Searching for the Stars (3)
TS 542 When to Provide Care for a Sick Child
TS 554 Licensing and Accreditation
TS 567 The Business of Child Care: Is It For You? (2)
TS 574 Implementing a Curriculum in Child Care Programs (2)
TS 950 Let’s Get Organized Forms (for child care centers)

Classroom Environments (ITERS/ECERS/SACERS)

TS 558 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Furnishings and Display (2)
TS 559 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Personal Care Routines (2)
TS 560 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Listening & Talking/Language & Reasoning and
Interactions (2)
TS 561 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Learning Activities (2)
TS 562 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Program Structure (3)
TS 563 ITERS & ECERS Breaking Down the Scales – Adult Needs (2)
TS 568 Making Center Time A Pleasant Experience (2)
TS 577 School-age Environment Rating Scale -Part1- The Parts (2)
TS 578 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part II – Health and Safety
TS 579 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part III – Activities (2)
TS 580 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part IV – Interactions and Program Structure
TS 581 Tips for Improving Your SACERS Score! – Part V – Staff Development & Special Needs
TS 583 Top 10 Tips for a Better ERS Assessment

Challenging Behaviors/Social-Emotional Development in Children

TS 566 Helping the Angry Child (2)
TS 569 When Children are Rejected
TS 582 Dealing with Biting

Choosing Quality Child Care

TS 531 Making Child Care Work for Everyone (2)
TS 537 All in the Family – Can Relatives Provide Quality Child Care?
TS 540 Searching for the Stars (3)

Grief and Loss

HSB 01 Helping a Child Cope with Illness and Hospitalization
HSB 02 Helping a Child Cope with Stress
HSB 03 Helping Children Cope with Military Deployment
HSB 04 Helping Children Cope with Natural Disasters
HSB 05 Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce
HSB 06 Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Teacher or Classmate
HSB 07 Helping Children Cope with the Serious Illness of a Family Member
HSB 08 How Caring Adults Can Support a Grieving Young Child
HSB 09 How to Talk to Kids about Death
HSB 10 Understanding Maturational and Situational Losses
HSB 11 Understanding What Grief and Loss Looks Like to a Preschooler
HSB 12 When a Friend Dies
HSB 13 When a Grandparent Dies
HSB 14 When a Parent Becomes Unemployed
HSB 15 When a Parent Dies
HSB 16 When a Parent Is Incarcerated
HSB 17 When a Parent Loses a Limb or Loss of Normal Ability
HSB 18 When a Pet Dies
HSB 19 When a Sibling Dies
HSB 20 When Children Are Placed in Foster Care