current issue button  
about TXCC button
back issues button
manuscript guidelines button
resources button
Cover Fall 2012

Contents Fall 2012


Using books to foster resilience in young children

By Karen Petty
After a few short decades of resilience research, we are now beginning to look at children and their ability to bounce back in a different light. > Read

Kitchens: Clean and green?

Cleaning a kitchen in an early childhood program presents a dilemma: How do we zap germs that cause illness, and how do we do it without chemically harming the kids? We’re justifiably alarmed at every news report about food-borne illness. > Read

What do you see, really see? Exploring art styles with children

When you look at a piece of artwork, what do you see? Most of us first see the entire image, be it a painting, sculpture, needlework, or drawing. We are usually able to immediately grasp a landscape, a portrait, a mobile, or an exuberant combination of line and color in paint. > Read

Regulating children’s excitement: Strategies that support emotional development

By Mi-Hwa Park
Ms. Smith and her children are in the school parking lot discussing the parts of a car. “Is that your car?” asks Lindsey. Smiling and nodding, Ms. Smith says, “This is my car.” > Read

Toddlers: Avoid chaos by matching activities to developmental levels

By Genan Anderson
Life in the toddler room is either an ever-changing delight or a nightmare, depending on your understanding, attitude, and preparation. > Read