Happenings with Hallie at Bright Beginnings in Waukon

We’re about halfway through the school year already!  After meeting with my three classes for 5 months now, and having done a variety of different activities, I feel like the kids have gotten very comfortable with me, and that I have a good feel for their interests also.  We’ve gone from them staring at me and not asking questions to being very engaged and hugging me when I leave their room, and volunteering information about what their mom grows in the garden or what happens to the milk from their farm, or what they like to eat with cheese on it. Continue reading

Cutting back on added sugar? What does ‘added sugar’ really mean?

I recently read this article and thought as the Early Childhood Coordinator, parent and grandparent myself, I would share it with you.  As parents, grandparents, teachers and providers of young children this is great information to rethink what we are feeding our precious kids and what you are eating as a role models. Continue reading