Early Childhood Education Corner
Michael Reisman, Early Childhiid Education Director, shares useful information about curriculum, child development and helpful tips for parenting.
- Five Days of Action: Protecting Children from Sexual AbuseFive Days of Action: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse By Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Director, HCYMCA Early Childhood Education It is not easy to openly discuss child sexual abuse in any setting, [...]Read more
Our Healthy Living Department provides nutrition and wellness tips.
- Carmen’s Post – How Functional Training Benefits YouFunctional Training – It’s a buzz-word we hear often around the gym. What exactly is Functional Training and how can it benefit you? Functional Training is full body movement exercises done [...]Read more
Social-Emotional Exploration for the Whole Family Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Nadjla Sahyoun Bowie, M.A. Along with the healthy movement and eating activities we do at the Child Learning Center and Milford Preschool, our teachers do lots of work to develop the social-emotional well-being of our young members. Self-esteem, empathy, kindness and verbal problem-solving are […]
Metamorphosis By Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Director, HCYMCA Early Childhood Education In on line research on the concept of “change,” I regularly see the verb “cope.” Certainly for those of us who don’t like change, cope is an appropriate term. However, that is an adultism. Achieving balance in our day to day lives is often about […]
Five Days of Action: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse By Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Director, HCYMCA Early Childhood Education It is not easy to openly discuss child sexual abuse in any setting, let alone in the childcare environment. I have served in the early childhood field for 15 years, as a teacher for six years and […]
By Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Director, HCYMCA Early Childhood Education Last week the Momo came back. If you have a school-age child you undoubtedly heard about it and may have received communication from your school warning you about the mysterious internet hack reported to be appearing in online games and streaming apps. It was all over […]
A Culturally Relevant Look at the Winter Holidays – Michael Reisman, M.Ed., Director, Early Childhood Education Last week’s social media post about the Montville substitute teacher who blew the lid off the Santa Claus myth for a class of first graders intrigued me. Due to whatever motivation, this substitute teacher evidently stood in front […]
Michael Reisman, M.Ed. Director, HCYMCA Early Childhood Education Since my induction into the world of the young child some 15 years ago, the subject of dramatic play has been interesting and complex. Dramatic play, or pretend play, is a creative hallmark of the early childhood universe. Even prior to speaking, crawlers and waddlers explore […]