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Programming for toddlers in childcare: Daily Activity & Programming Examples for Child Care

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Daily Activity & Programming Examples for Child Care

Children thrive with routine and structure in their lives- in a world where they have little control, it gives them a sense of autonomy and security. When children expect what’s coming it also frees their minds for creativity and imagination, so that they can relax into a familiar and comfortable routine and get busy doing the important work of playing and learning.

Structure also helps the child care centre run smoothly, as it assists large groups of children to navigate the often tricky transitions with more ease and efficiency, and is a way for educators to ensure that each desired area of learning is being met and progress monitored.

Having a daily routine that is designed to best meet the needs of the children and the staff, will go a long way in creating a productive and happy child care centre. We have compiled some child care programming ideas and provided some child care program examples to get you started.

General flow of the centre

To start planning a child care program, ideas on what you would like the overall structure of the centre to look like are important. Start with the basic schedule, such as timing of food, naps and outdoor/indoor sessions, and then build on this for optimum child care programming. Examples of this basic schedule could look like this:










6:30 – 9:00am Children arriving and free indoor play
10:00am Morning tea
10:30am Structured indoor play/activities
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Structured outside play/activities
2:00pm Story and sleep/rest time
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30 – 5:00pm Pick up and outside free play, late snack
5:00pm – 6:00pm Storytime and indoor play until close

Once the overall routine has been decided, you can start planning the specific child care activities, games and learning outcomes you’re aiming for in each time slot. While you can get creative with this, each program should be meeting learning and development aims and national Early Learning Centre guidelines and recommendations.

Areas to cover in your daily program activities include:

  • Physical skill development
  • Social and interpersonal relation skills
  • Speech and language development
  • Creativity and art 
  • Self-help skills and life skills
  • Problem-solving, critical analysis and mathematical concepts
  • Working as a team and independently

Each room will have a different focus depending on age and ability level, and should also be tailored to meet the needs of individual children. 

Babies program

In this age group the program should mainly be focussed on developing a routine and secure attachment with carers, as well as establishing and maintaining feeding and sleeping habits.  Carers should use singing, reading and one-to-one interaction to encourage cognitive development, and facilitate age-appropriate activities such as tummy time to assist physical development. Read about activities for babies age 0-6 months here to gather ideas for your babies room. 

Toddlers program

The toddlers program should be focussed on developing and practicing self-help skills and daily tasks, and socialising with other children. Through free and structured play, toddlers can practice learning to take turns, collaborate on larger games or play projects, and development of social and communication skills. Plenty of reading and singing encourages language and vocabulary development, so this should also form a part of the program.

At this age, toddlers are also beginning to test their skills with risk-taking play (https://toddle.com.au/thecorkboard/risky-play) and behaviour, so having appropriate outlets for this such as climbing stations, water play and use of age-appropriate tools will help them to explore this in a safe manner. Plenty of outdoor play is encouraged, as it helps to burn their enormous amounts of energy and practice a host of physical and cognitive skills. Check out these child care activities ideas for toddlers to help plan your toddlers program.  

Preschool program

This age group is building on skills through the same mediums as the toddler group, with an added focus on literacy, mathematical concepts and science. Develop opportunities through play and child care/family daycare activities that teach these skills in a natural way such as indoor and outdoor play, group activities and opportunities for solo play.

Here are some ideas for preschool child care activities:

  • Painting –  kids can paint cards for their parents and practice their letters on the inside
  • Outdoor scavenger hunt- give kids clues (such as colour and texture based) and a basket, and let them find treasures that match the clues in nature
  • Building blocks – get pre-schoolers involved in collaborative castle or village building
  • Art and craft – children love activities that involve drawing, cutting, glueing, and they learn a lot in the process
  • Music- use rhythm instruments or even pots and spoons to practice keeping time to songs

Get started on creating your ultimate child care program using some of these child care programming examples, and the multitude of easily accessible childcare programming templates, or family day care programming templates, available on the internet. Bring your own personal flair as an educator to your program so that it reflects your child care centre and what makes it special, and sign up to Toddle to connect with potential families and showcase your unique program.

Early Learning Activities, Ideas & Programming Support for EC Educators!

If you are feeling a little unmotivated to setup or create at the moment you will find a HUGE collection of playful ideas, inspiration and programming support for educators and parents when you scroll through 2018’s most visited posts and pages here on The Empowered Ed blog – I’ve already categorised them into my Empowered Ed 8 Essential Learning Areas and they are waiting for you below!

I was actually updating my records recently and was amazed to find out that this Empowered Educator website had nearly 1 million pageviews in 2018!! THANKYOU to all of those that visited the blog, emailed, left messages, asked questions, joined my Facebook Group, became a member of the new Empowered Ed Hub, opened a weekly newsletter or downloaded one of my professional development resources or training!!

We truly have become an Empowered Educator Community and I’m so proud of you for seeking out the support you need, wanting to increase your skills in certain areas, continually providing engaging learning experiences and environments for young children or just recognising and embracing the fact that we are always learning something new no matter our level of education, training or practical experience…. and it’s ok  (in fact I’d say empowered!)to go back to basics or seek to simplify to achieve that goal without spending your life savings or nights hiding in the cupboard with a chocolate and glass of chardonnay!!

So I thought it might be helpful as we head further into 2019 to take a closer look at the 2018 stats and share with you the most frequently visited blog posts in what I consider to be the 8 essential areas educators and other readers are currently finding helpful and above all supportive to their different roles! Perhaps there might be something you missed even if you are a regular reader (and who could blame you – time is so hard to come by in this job!).

So let’s scroll down through the Empowered Educator 8 essential learning areas I’ve put together for you. I’d also suggest saving this page to your bookmarks or pinning to your favourite Pinterest board as you are going to want to come back and forth as this is a huge collection and treasure trove of support for you!

This is the Empowered Educator learning area that readers visited most frequently in 2018 so if you are feeling overwhelmed in this area or just want to simplify and revisit the basics please know that you are definitely not on your own in wanting to access support with your planning! Here are the top 8 posts for this category in 2018…. .

Understanding Observations, Reflection and Linking in Early Childhood Settings.

Creating Paperless Child Portfolios (Includes Video!)

Simple Critical Reflection for Educators

Summative Assessments for Early Learning

Analysis, Reflection and Evaluation in Early Childhood Programming.

Early Childhood Programming Made Simple – Part 2 Using Observations Effectively

Child Portfolios in Early Childhood Settings – Are they Necessary?

Working with the Framework Learning Outcomes – Part 1 LINKING

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will already know I absolutely love finding ways to encourage children to develop a respect for the world around them. By including them as active participants in their own learning AND making it easy and fun they are more likely to continue with the actions and skills they are learning as they grow older.

As early childhood educators and parents it is up to us to ensure children can access opportunities to look after the world and community around them in a variety of different ways…and that doesn’t just mean having a vegetable garden and chickens!  Let’s take a look at some of the most popular posts in this category for 2018…

Reusing Tyres in Outdoor Play Spaces

Repurpose spools and reels for play!

Sensory Clay Nature Ornaments

Make a Recycled Plant Pot Scarecrow

Outdoor Play Areas – Part 4 – Incorporating Sustainability

Recycling Fun with Rubbish and Pallets!

Recycling with children – easy ideas to get them involved!

Effective and Safe Green Cleaning for Home and Daycare!

Recycled Play Series – #1 Outdoor Fun

Introducing Sustainability to Children…. Ideas and Inspiration!

Sustainability in the Garden – How to Make a Worm Tower!

Setting up indoor and outdoor playful learning environments doesn’t have to mean overcomplicating, spending huge amounts of money or taking 2 hours to set up a Pinterest worthy invitation to play each morning. It’s about knowing and understanding the needs of the children in your care, thinking outside the box, using what you already have in different ways, inviting children to take ownership of their space and ensuring they feel a sense of belonging.

Browse through the most visited posts in this category last year for a little inspiration and some simple strategies to try whether working in a home based or centre based environment!

Setting up Invitations To Play – Inspiration from Educators

5 Important elements to include in your natural outdoor play space

Creating Early Learning Spaces for Multi-Age Groups

Community Inspiration – Outdoor Play Environments

Playful Learning Spaces for Babies and Toddlers

Creating Outdoor Playspaces & Experiences for Home Daycare!

Designing Outdoor Play Spaces – Part 1 Assess & Reflect

Outdoor Play Series – #1 Working with Small Spaces

Providing regular opportunities for children to engage in sensory play is important to me as both an educator and a Mum. I truly believe if I hadn’t offered sensory play experiences to my twins from a young age the issues one has had with sensory processing challenges would have been a lot worse and we wouldn’t have made the progress we have over the years. We have gone from gagging and throwing up when her foot touched wet sand to painting and crafting with wet sand!

Never underestimate the power of sensory play….it’s one of the most popular search topics on my blog so let’s take a look at what readers were interested in throughout 2018!

Make your own Sensory Small World

Make your own rainbow sensory balls for play!

15 Strategies to encourage SPD toddlers to eat!

10 Easy ideas for sensory sand play

Gardening with Children – Make a Sensory Plant Tower!

Crowns from Nature – Mess Free Sensory Fun

Sensory Exploration & Play-based Learning with Playdough.

Soapy Sensory Slime

‘Crossing the Midline’ …Activities for Toddlers!

Sensory Painting for children – Exploring texture through art

Play is indeed a child’s ‘work’ and so very important to all stages of development. There are many ways we can introduce, encourage and extend upon play based learning – no big budget or fancy equipment required! Why not try some of these favourite ideas and experiences visited by Empowered Ed readers last year.

Using Open Ended Materials in Outdoor Play.

Extending Block Play for Early Learning

20 Ideas to Encourage Outdoor Rainy Day Play

Taking Dramatic Play Outside – Ideas to get you started!

Toddler Foam Block Shape Stamping!

Ideas for reading to active toddler groups

Sensory Fine Motor Magnet Fun with Recycled Materials

We’re going on a Goopy Bear Hunt…. .Fine Motor Sensory Fun!

Playful Tubs and Trays for Toddlers

5 Easy and Safe Slime Recipes

I’m pretty passionate about the benefits of family day care environments and supporting home based educators in their dual role of educator and small business owner. It’s not for the faint hearted or lazy that’s for sure, but it can be oh so rewarding to set up your own environment and run your early learning service according to your philosophy and principles while welcoming children and families to your home each day.

Because I have walked in the shoes of a family day care educator as well as coordinator I know the effort and skill it takes and how easy it can be to feel isolated and unsupported in your work….and that’s why I will continue to share articles that speak directly to the specific needs of Family Day Care educators! Perhaps one of the most popular posts in this category for 2018 could help you too!

Setting up for Home Daycare…Part 1

Family Day Care Educators & Environments – Part 1

Choosing a Family Daycare Scheme – what do you need to consider?

Home Based Early Childhood Services – The real story.

Designing play & learning spaces for home – Part 1 Indoors.

Setting up a Family Day Care – Is it right for you?

Setting up for Home Child Care – Tips for keeping your house a home!

Ideas for promoting and advertising a home day care business.

Documenting in Home/Family Day Care Part 2 – Finding your programming style.

Interviewing new parents for your Family Day Care Service – 5 Top Tips to ensure your success!

The Educational leader can take many forms within the early childhood profession and is an important role….however it can also be a stressful role, especially if leaders are not clear on exactly what it is they are meant to be doing! Depending on the early learning service type it can be a complex job description and ongoing support is essential to the success of a cohesive and happy team…as well as leader!

In 2019 I’ll be sharing articles and resources with a greater focus on helping educational leaders better understand & simplify their role, motivate, mentor and initiate change where needed. If you are an educational leader make sure to check out the resource shop here on the website or visit my TPT store if you find that easier. In the meantime you can get started on some previous articles that support the varied role of leaders and educators.

Marketing Strategies for Child Care Services

How to become an assertive early years educator.

How to Engage & Communicate with Families Effectively

10 Tips to Manage Daycare Paperwork!

Process V Product in Early Learning – Can we find a balance?

Educator Organisation Series – Part 2 Orientation Packs.

Stress & Anxiety in the Early Childhood Profession.

Designing Outdoor Play Spaces – Part 1 Assess & Reflect

How to Support Communication in the Early Years.

Writing Engaging and Useful Newsletters for Parents

Sustainability – How can Early Years Educators show evidence of embedded practice?

Often the most popular or played with resources and equipment are the ones you have made yourself with budget friendly or recycled materials. Instead of wishing you had a bigger budget or adding yet another page to your wishlist why not try one of the projects or activities below – make sure to include the children in your process!!

Make your own chalk paint!

Make your own resources for Play. Recycle. Upcycle. Create!

Homemade Toddler Feltboard Easel

DIY Easy Resources for Play

Easy Sensory Slime Recipe for Play

12 Easy DIY Sensory Table Projects

How to make and play with Homemade Paint

How to invite dramatic play using prop boxes.

Magic Marble Playdough

DIY Natural Playspaces – Chairs, Buses and Climbing Frames!

Playful Storytelling – Using a Story Bag, Basket or Prop Box

Wooden Stump Geoboards – Taking Math Play Outdoors!

8 Ways to Play Outdoors with Wood Cookies

DIY Outdoor Balance Scales

I hope you have found this collection of ideas and inspiration (as well as the freebie resources on certain pages) helpful – perhaps it has reignited that mojo and motivation to take action! Did any of the posts in this collection help you in some way? Let me know your favourite in the comments below – I love to hear from readers!

How to Plan for & Observe Babies and Toddlers in Early Learning Services!

To plan effectively for the 0-2 Years age group takes a little thinking outside the box. You need to give yourself permission as an educator to work differently, use an alternate planning system,document then reflect and communicate in a way that perhaps you haven’t used before when working previously with older children – but makes a whole lot more sense when it comes to meeting learning outcomes for babies and toddlers.

In this blog series – Planning & Play for Babies & Toddlers I’m sharing with you ideas to help make planning play experiences and programming for this age group not only easier and faster but also more meaningful and effective for the children and carers. 

What will this Baby/Toddler Planning & Play Series Cover?

The WHAT. The WHY. The HOW

This first post in the series shares with you WHAT it is we actually need to do as early childhood educators working with Babies & Toddlers, WHY we need to do this when it comes to meeting not only the planning cycle steps but also meeting the wellbeing, nurturing and safety needs of a child 0-2 years in care. And finally, a brief introduction into HOW we are going to make it happen! 

How to Observe & Tools to Use

You will find out WHY recording the learning, meaningful moments and progress of a baby or toddler needs a different approach. We’ll explore WHAT you can observe and HOW to use different observation formats and tools effectively.

Learning Environments, Voices & looking Forward

We finish the series with part 3 and it is in this post that you will find out how to create and support learning in Baby & Toddler environments, seek out , incorporate & use the child’s voice in your planning (even when they are non verbal!) , empower and support educators working with this age group and end with some strategies for closing the planning cycle loop and taking some simple action steps to help get you moving forward!

Ready to get started on Part 1 of this series? Let’s Do It Empowered Ed!

Planning & Play for  0-2 Years – Part 1 – What, Why & How.

Before we talk about creating an overall planning system and how to fit all the necessary paperwork in, let’s take a minute to break down and get clear on WHAT it is we actually need to do And WHY when it comes to meeting not only the planning cycle steps but also meeting the wellbeing, nurturing and safety needs of baby.

The 5 areas I list for you below ideally should already be part of your early learning curriculum and focus if working with the 0-2 years age group. (It is with any early years age group really) but the younger ages have a larger focus on routines, wellbeing and parent communication due to their high level of physical and emotional needs.

5 Essential Focus Areas for Early Learning with 0-2 Years

Family Communication & Belonging

Indoor & Outdoor environments are safe, challenging, welcoming.

Routines are flexible according to children’s specific needs day to day but children generally know what they can expect and when.

Assessment & documentation systems in place and organised to collect essential information to inform ongoing programming and save time by not doubling up or recording unnecessary information

Reflection processes that are simple but consistent and useful.

Communicating with Families and the Cycle of Information

When planning and setting future learning goals for children we want to try and include multiple sources of information that we have recorded or documented over different time periods. This then all comes together to form a clear picture using a summative assessment (or similar) at regular intervals throughout the year. 

The cycle of information needs to be continuous and consistent to help you to plan effectively for both individual children as well as groups and as I mentioned earlier above family communication plays a larger role in this process – especially when planning for babies and toddlers.

Try to make it a regular part of your planning system/process to incorporate both educator observations and the family information you gain throughout the year using the consistent and meaningful family communication tools and strategies you have put in place already. All information can help you to form a more comprehensive picture of the child in your care. This is an important way you can include the child’s voice in your overall program.

Now that you have a better understanding of why family communication and gaining knowledge regarding the child’s general family life is actually an important part of your programming, you might be looking for a few tips to help you make your current process a little more effective….and that doesn’t mean more complicated or time-consuming – it means using your time and tools more effectively!

Try some of the following suggestions…

7 Simple Ideas to Collaborate Meaningfully with families – and help you plan more effectively for babies and toddlers!

  1. Be respectful and acknowledge that parents are always the child’s first teacher.
  2. Support a strengths-based approach with parents which basically just means that you take the time to recognise that families have strengths too – you are aiming for a partnership rather than assuming you are always the expert or must know better!
  3. As mentioned previously – put orientation and daily communication systems in place to learn as much as you can about baby or toddlers’ home experiences and family life/culture.
  4. Communicate and exchange information consistently every single day – not just when you need to know something or ‘get the chance’. If a child’s core educators cannot be present to speak with parents at either drop-off or pick up times then put clear communication processes in place so that other educators know how to effectively communicate information about the child’s day. Use simple communication books if you have a large team of educators doing different shifts.
  5. Make it quick and easy for parents and carers to communicate with you! Use easy to read, visual formats, ensure parents who are unable to pick up or drop off also have access to information about their child’s day via the cloud or email systems, use surveys but keep them brief – no one wants to write paragraphs of information just to check off your boxes!
  6. Explore ways you can communicate more effectively with your ESL Families.
  7. Put in place a child orientation process that includes opportunities for parents to share relevant information with you easily and feel confident that not only their child feels a sense of belonging and trust but this also extends to the family as a whole.

So now we want to take that ongoing cycle of information we have gathered using our regular communication tools, what we already know about the development of and learning of the babies and toddlers along with the information provided by the families during the room orientation process and figure out how to incorporate that into our overall planning system so we are not doubling up, feeling overwhelmed and worst of all not meeting the child’s needs and family expectations.

When simplified, the planning and documentation cycle tells us we need to do the following:

  1. Gather information about the child’s needs, strengths, progress, well-being and development. We do this in the form of child or group observations.
  2. We then need to bring our various methods and sources of information together and think about what the information we have collected is telling us – This is our Analysis of Learning.
  3. Once we have made sense of our observations- (which just means analysing and making connections to learning outcomes and our knowledge of developmental milestones – the Analysis of Learning) we can then make a judgement or decision about how we want to move forward and create an individual plan for baby or toddler – This is our Forward Planning & Evaluation.

But what if they don’t do anything for me to observe and write down?

I hear this a lot and I understand perfectly where it comes from! I have worked as a lead educator in busy baby rooms with a group of mainly under 6 months old with very high care needs. There might be a ratio of educators to children under 2 but if you have worked in a centre based early learning service you know that your 0-2 group might be made up of all mainly younger babies instead of a mix of ages so your day and routines can change quickly
according to the group dynamic!

Honestly, you just finish one round of nappy changes, bottles, snacks and changing cot sheets then you are back to the beginning of the cycle again – what do you find ‘meaningful’ enough to write an observation on…and when do you get the time to do this anyway?

This is where we need to think outside the box remember? That cycle where it feels nothing noteworthy is happening is actually providing valuable opportunities for reflection, communication, observation and ideas for next week’s plan!

Although slightly different for family daycare educators who might only have 1-2 children under 2 years each day in a mixed age care environment the group dynamics can change quickly when you have to meet the unique and often demanding needs of infants and young toddlers so many of these same planning strategies and tips apply. They still require a different approach to plan effectively.

However, before you start shaking your head at me (I see you there!), this doesn’t actually have to mean adding work to what you currently already do with the older children. It just means collecting your information in different ways more suited to a baby’s daily routine and care needs.

“That daily cycle & routine where it feels nothing noteworthy is happening is actually providing valuable opportunities for reflection, communication, observation and ideas for next week’s plan!.”

– The Empowered Educator –

What can Educators look for when documenting an observation?

  • Strengths
  • Interests
  • Needs
  • Changes in routine
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Interactions with educators, other children and adults.
  • Reactions & Emotions
  • Gestures and different movements to the usual.

The trick to simplifying observations for baby and toddler is not to overthink the moments you choose to record. Narrow your focus and see the importance in the smaller everyday actions, moments and everyday routines. Compare to the knowledge you already have of the child.

“The trick to simplifying observations for baby and toddler is not to overthink the moments you choose to record..”

– The Empowered Educator –

5 Easy Steps to Simplify Baby & Toddler Documentation & Assessment

  • Consider ways you can include families and other professionals to guide your approach and understanding toward every baby and toddlers individual learning journey. Make time to develop consistent and easy to understand parent communication systems like ‘our day’ and ‘my day’ forms, whiteboards, photos, displays of special moments etc and how you can make it easier for parents to also add their own information and thoughts in return.
  • Ensure your family and child orientation process to your family day care or baby room is simple yet informative and useful to you as an educator and also the child’s family. Clearly explain your philosophy, daily interactions, weekly program, routines etc.
  • Record family expectations, cultural considerations and goals for their baby or toddler while attending care. Review consistently using your current planning cycle system or try this one to help get you started.
  • Decide on the observation formats and tools you want to use and if you will combine a few different types or just stick to the app or style you are most confident with. Ensure whatever formats use they tell the entire story of learning rather than just a small moment from the overall experience. Aim to be descriptive – this doesn’t have to mean lengthy and complicated – just descriptive enough to give you a good idea of the
    child’s play and voice as it unfolded. More about how to include a baby or toddlers voice who is not verbal in part 3 of this series.
  • Don’t assume that just because you wrote a fantastic observation about a meaningful moment that this will magically help baby or toddler progress on their learning journey or improve their wellbeing! It’s now up to you to decide how you can extend the learning moment in different ways for this child. Don’t forget to come back and record how this went to close you planning cycle loop – Evaluate.

“There is no set number of observations you are required to do – this is about recording, assessing and extending the ongoing progress of a child’s individual learning and discovery journey. ..record those observations not because you have to, but because they stood out to you as important in the child’s learning journey.”

– The Empowered Educator –

Although a baby’s day and routine may seem mundane when it comes to choosing what to observe and record on a regular basis – try and think about what is happening in the baby’s world. What is happening for them that is different or new no matter how small?

This is where your knowledge of each child’s routine, progress, current interests and home culture comes in. This is why you put a little extra time into collecting this information upon orientation and during consistent and meaningful parent communication.

Spending the time to set up effective communication tools and routines based on baby’s identified needs (if you don’t know where to start with setting up this system use my Baby & Toddler Planning & Communication Templates and then making it your priority to nurture and really get to know them, in turn helps you to observe more meaningfully and actually analyse the useful information you have collected in a more time efficient and
meaningful way.

I like to encourage educators not to fall into the trap of writing down observations just because they haven’t filled this month’s ‘quota’ There is no set number of observations you are required to do – this is about recording, assessing and extending the ongoing progress of a child’s individual learning and discovery journey.

Some moments may seem very simple but it doesn’t mean they aren’t meaningful and important in that child’s life right now.

Record those observations! Not because you have to, but because they stood out to you as important or memorable in the overall snapshot of this child’s learning journey.

That’s it for Part 1 in this series Empowered Ed’s – awesome effort sticking with me to here! Take some time to revisit this post over the next week and reflect on the What, Why & How of Planning & Play with the 0-2 Years age group before we dive into Part 2!

If you are a subscriber to the Academy For Empowered Educators make sure to look for the Baby & Toddler Planning & Play resources and templates mentioned throughout this post to give you a helping hand with some of the strategies I have mentioned here in Part 1 of this series (you already have access to them inside member hub –  so go look now!) Don’t forget you can also download one of the hundreds of activity idea guides linked to learning outcomes – especially created just for the 0-2 years age group!

Not a Hubster yet but want to save time on your planning and access regular webinars and training videos? Join us inside here!

In Part 2 of this series I will be simplifying the documentation of observations in the 0-2 Years age group. You will find out WHY recording the learning, meaningful moments and progress of a baby or toddler needs a different approach. I’ll explain WHAT you can observe and HOW to use different observation formats and tools effectively.  

A Little About Me

Jodie Clarke is an early childhood professional supporting educators who want and need to stay passionate about the work they do! She has 30 years hands-on experience in the early childhood and human services sectors across many different roles.

Jodie is mum to 3 in Australia and has already helped thousands of educators with their work through her popular blog posts, activity ideas, online training and e-books.

Why Child Care Programming Is Important

In early childhood settings, a stimulating educational program and practice are necessary to achieve learning outcomes. The goal of a professional child care service is to support children’s learning and development, therefore, planning and programming must be a priority. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) can be used as a guide in designing and implementing a curriculum. Services approach planning and programming differently because there are no templates for curriculum in childcare settings.

Educators must be able to tailor a program for various age groups and implement the same. Moreover, continuous evaluation of children’s learning outcomes as well as regular reflection on principles and practices will aid in the creation of a solid program. In the following blog, we’ll discuss the importance of a program and give some examples.

What is Programming in Childcare?

Child care programming is a process that educators use to plan for each child’s development and learning. Programming in childcare is a conscious initiative to plan and implement a curriculum. To develop a good program, information on children’s skills, understandings, interests, strengths and weaknesses must be collected from families and educators and interpreted on a regular basis. This information enables educators to make decisions on how to support each individual child’s learning journey. Programming will include a continuous process of thinking about what experiences must be provided for children and why.

The goal of the curriculum plan is to be able to achieve a learning outcome based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Hence, each experience and activity included in the programming must have a learning outcome. The outcome can only be achieved if the learning opportunities on the curriculum plan, which children are to engage with, are available for a child as planned.

Although there are clear markers for quality, the ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) does not provide a template for services. They believe that curriculum development and practices should take their cues from each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, interests and abilities.

Why is it important?

Children learn and develop daily and they need tools to aid their journey. Since most development and change will occur in a child’s first 5 years of life, the earlier they get assistance the better. The right environment and guidance is important in this early age and a structured program can be the springboard for early childhood development.

In addition, child care not only plays a major role in the learning and development of children but also prepares a child for future transition to schooling. A well-planned and curated program develops foundational skills in children and will go on to benefit them in the future. Individualised programs developed with the parents or families through careful planning and strategic approaches will certainly be beneficial to a child. A program planned out for the next few weeks allows staff members to be involved by allowing them to focus on strategies to help kids progress.

By law, as stated in the Children’s Services Award, it is mandatory for educational leaders and educators to receive 2 hours of non-contact programming time per week. This time can be used to complete documentation for children’s developmental programs. The list below outlines the specific benefits of childcare programming.

Promotes Shared Learning and Collaboration

Partnerships with other families help a child’s development. Children are given opportunities to learn and develop and make decisions, choices and problem solve whilst playing and observing with other children, regardless of age, gender or cultural background. Check this article for planning specific areas in your child care.

The professionalism of Child Care Service

Professional child care educators think critically every day and make decisions about what they are going to do to improve. Having a program enables them to identify what areas they need to work on and they actively seek to change by writing observations about themselves and the children and getting feedback from parents and families.

Coordinators and staff members are also qualified and are involved in day-to-day activities of different age groups so they are also able to contribute to planning. Through critical reflection, educators and coordinators can provide the best possible experiences of children. Find a professional child care service through Space.

Helps with Development

Planning with families and children allows educators to make better decisions about how the program can help a child’s learning and development. Understanding what is important with input from the family and feedback on children’s interests and current developmental level will enable their planning to focus on play-based activities that create a clear link between the program and developmental outcomes.

Documentation of Experiences

Program documentation is another important aspect. With a plan in place, educators can document information and experiences that have significant learnings. Information about a child may be gathered through:

  • Conversations before or after the service
  • Meetings with family members
  • Books for communication or exchange of information
  • Diaries where families can document ideas and suggestions or other data regarding their children outside of the service.

Having individual portfolios to store children’s learning, observations and stories are also advisable. Children and families are encouraged to contribute to the portfolio by revisiting events and learning experiences. Other helpful articles are accessible when you register to Space.

Important areas to cover

In order to provide a safe and nurturing environment, early childhood teachers must be trained to develop and implement a preschool program that meets the needs of the children in their care. A good program reflects children’s perspectives on their own lives and shows that their thoughts, feelings, values and beliefs are respected. Quality programs also show how children develop understandings, skills and dispositions through active learning.

In order for children to develop properly, they need to be exposed to activities that allow them to practice different skills they are working on. As services aim to help children learn a spectrum of things, play and activities should cover the following topics:

Communication and Language

Each day providers should have planned activities they will do with the children such as reading books or singing songs to improve communication and develop language. By reading, singing and reciting nursery rhymes, we introduce children to language and build their vocabulary. We also help them develop listening skills that are critical for understanding instructions, learning new ideas and developing their own storytelling abilities.

Physical skills

Each area of the classroom or playroom should be well-stocked with age-appropriate toys and materials so that children are constantly encouraged to participate in active play for physical development. For outdoor play, providers can set up obstacle courses that encourage children to move around and improve gross motor skills.

Problem-solving and Decision-making

Cognitive skills should also be considered when choosing the activities and learning games. By playing and exploring, children learn and develop thinking skills through their curiosity. Play-based learning exercises will make kids more likely to enjoy the learning process. Children’s ideas will eventually form and they will go from observing to thinking and acting.

Social skills

Interacting with others on a regular basis teaches individual children how to better engage with their peers and gain a better knowledge of their emotions. Kids should also learn social skills like sharing and cooperation, working together, taking turns, participating in activities, following simple instructions and communicating their wants and needs. Fundamental values such as being kind, sharing, cooperating, asking for help and respecting others are life skills can benefit children.

Creativity and Art

For indoor play, there should be time for free play where children can choose what they want to do. Free play allows children to be free in their play and express themselves creatively while they practice fine motor skills such as cutting with scissors or holding crayons.

Teamwork and Collaboration

As children work together on a project such as building a structure with blocks, they begin to understand the importance of sharing resources and working together with others.

Examples of Childcare Programming

Play is vital for both newborns and children. Through play, they learn, process, investigate and bond with others. Since every child is unique and will have different interests at certain times in their lives, it is important for a preschool program to be adaptable to these changes and incorporate them into their programs. Child care programming examples help educators plan the best experiences for children. They provide inspiration and ideas to assist in planning meaningful learning experiences that are informed by the child’s interests and strengths, align with the EYLF and NQS and meet licensing regulations. Starting Blocks has a few sample programs for children’s learning. Below are examples of activities for newborns and toddlers to help centres, parents or families plan activities for children as they explore the world.

Programs for New-borns

Programs for newborns should intentionally cultivate a secure attachment with carers and establish routines, such as feeding and sleeping habits. It should also provide babies with a range of sensory experiences while ensuring that the physical environment is safe and comfortable for babies to move around in.

A program for babies would include:

  • Adult led experiences such as singing, reading, talking and storytelling;
  • Child initiated play and exploration such as tummy time;
  • Opportunities for babies to learn through play; and
  • Sensory rich activities that exposes them to light, sound and movement.

These experiences are taught in one-to-one interactions between the baby and the educator. At most, one educator should responsible for no more than four children.

Programs for Toddlers

Programming for toddlers often focuses on assisting children in developing their language, independence, and social abilities. Planned experiences will frequently focus on assisting toddlers in engaging in play experiences that will allow them to practice and build their skills in different areas.

One-on-one and small-group activities should be planned yet flexible enough to allow children to participate in each experience in the way that best suits their interests and skills. Staff will serve as guides and role models, assisting kids in negotiating with others and effectively expressing their feelings. Other special moments like reading learning stories and singing can also be part of the program which are helping children develop language and vocabulary.

Finally, an abundance of physical play should be included since toddlers need the energy outlet and a safe environment to explore their physical capabilities this can be done through a combination of indoor play or outdoor activities.

YWCA Child Care Services and Programming

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YWCA reaches 2.3 million women, girls and their families through more than 200 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. 

YWCA reaches 2.3 million women, girls and their families through more than 200 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.  

Since 1868, YWCA has provided early childcare programs, and today we are proud to serve over 200,000 kids annually through childcare, Head Start, and Pre-K programs. These programs promote child development and school readiness, while enabling parents to obtain and retain employment. 

“Nicky faces many obstacles throughout his 4 years of life thus far. He is a twin and twins are typically developmentally delayed a little bit. On top of that challenge, Nicky also faces physical problems including epilepsy, kidney issues, GI tract issues, and more. This doesn’t hold Nicky back from smiling, laughing, and being the best brother to his two sisters.

…Every parent wants their child to succeed and grow despite whatever developmental challenges might be present. Over just a few months, Nicky did just that at YWCA Tri-County Area’s (YW3CA) EEC…We took him to the same doctor, months later, and she was shocked about how much he had improved. She claimed his improvements were miraculous,”

— from YWCA Tri County Area, PA

Providing safe and affordable care for children is crucial for working women. Further, it is proven that strong programs build resilience in children. We believe that a parent should never have to choose between getting help due to a Domestic Violence situation and caring for their child. We are intentional with our wrap around services because it what our clients deserve.  

We believe that all families regardless of income should have access to systems of early care and education. We work with early childhood educators and families directly to ensure that this happens. Additionally, we offer services to assist care providers in their knowledge of best-practices. Our Provider Services staff offers assistance and educational opportunities to those (licensed or license-exempt) who provide child care and early education.  

Additionally, our associations provide programs that serve young people of all-ages though after-school, summer camp, and enrichment activities for children, teenagers, and young-adults. 

A Snapshot of Our Programs

  • Early Childcare Programming

  • Enrichment Programming

As part of our commitment to providing safe and reliable care for all children and their families, we recognize that this starts with our youngest clients.

YWCA Early Learning Academies at YWCA El Paso

YWCA Early Learning Academies are on a mission to provide excellent early childhood education in a fun, enriching environment. Their goal is to bolster positive social, emotional, and academic development while promoting school-readiness. With more than 40 years of experience in early childhood education, YWCA is the best choice for childcare in El Paso. They offer eight daycare locations around town and convenient hours for working parents. 

YWCA Silicon Valley Childcare Centers

YWCA Silicon Valley Child Care strives to create a safe and socially just child-centered environment where children learn to understand, value, and create a society where all people are treated equally. Each child’s individual needs, personality, cultural background, and families are valued and supported. Children’s learning is fostered through S.T.R.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art & Math) activities through daily opportunities for hands-on, active exploration and discovery in a variety of learning and constructive play activities.  

YWCA TriCounty Area

The Early Education Centers offer children the opportunity to learn and grow in a creative and nurturing space, preparing preschool children for success in kindergarten and beyond, and enriching school-age children through after-school programming and summer camp. Classrooms for children 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten include infant/toddler, preschool, Early Head Start, and Pre-K Counts. Technology is also utilized in the classroom with iPads that allow teachers to record each child’s achievements in real time and share them electronically with parents. Classrooms have also added Hatch interactive educational software, which provides children with lessons in literacy and math through challenging games. 

YWCA recognizes that learning doesn’t end at school which is why we’re proud to offer dynamic and diverse programs to enrich the lives of the children and youth that we serve.

YouthLeads (national initiative)

Launched in 2018, Youth LEADS (Leverage, Energize, and Define Solutions) is an initiative to combat gender-based violence among youth by providing young leaders with the platforms, network, and organizational support they need to create change. Youth LEADS looks to young people to drive the solutions that will change the culture and end violence in their communities. 

TechGYRLS (multiple locations)

This youth empowerment program has been crafted to raise girls’ interest and confidence in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS Program helps young girls develop 21st Century skills like creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using hands-on inquiry-based curriculum. 

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Toddler Childcare Program – Beaumont

We channel that boundless energy and tap into their natural curiosity to maximize their development during this exciting time


At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we understand the unmatched energy and curiosity of toddlers. As such, we are confident our program fills their day with challenging and engaging activities to build on previous knowledge and present them with new opportunities to grow.

Our Kids ‘R’ Kids Toddler Program is kid-paced while still fostering important developmental skills and making learning fun!

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What We Provide Our Busy Learners

  • Building Language — We provide our toddlers an American Sign Language program, which has been shown to help with nonverbal and eventual verbal communication. Your child will be able to effectively communicate their needs with caregivers and peers, leading to more met needs and a more nurturing environment
  • Stories and Songs — Entertaining stories coupled with a variety of silly, fun songs help your toddler’s imagination continue to grow while they learn those important skills needed for the next developmental level
  • Creativity — Our classrooms are designed with imagination in mind. We offer age-appropriate learning centers for your toddler as they explore their abilities in music, art, early literacy, pretend play and more
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills — We know that an active body is a healthy body while playing indoors or outdoors on our large, age-separated play spaces. Whether a child is learning to walk, running at full speed, reaching for the monkey bars or simply tossing a ball to a friend, they will learn all about their body and celebrate accomplishments both great and small
  • Social Interaction — When children enter the world of toddlerhood, they become more aware of the world around them. We understand the importance of friendship and cultivating harmonious relationships with teachers and peers. At Kids ‘R’ Kids, your toddler will learn how to have positive interactions, regardless of differences in nationality, religious belief, or cultural norms

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At Kids ‘R’ Kids, we believe laughter and play are essential components to learning. Our Toddler Childcare Program is filled with fun daily activities and lessons, creating a welcoming space for children to make friends while enjoying lots of laughter. It is supported by our highly-qualified and compassionate staff, making Kids ‘R’ Kids an amazing place for your child to grow and thrive!

Knowing your toddler is safe is crucial to your peace of mind

Safety

  • Clean Classrooms: Include a personal place for your child’s belongings, organized learning centers, disinfected toys and play areas, and child-sized sinks for washing hands
  • Certified Teachers in: Infant/Child and Adult CPR, and First Aid
  • Glass Walls: Unlike typical day care centers or childcare providers, our classrooms feature tempered glass walls for maximum visibility and safety. This promotes an open, bright atmosphere as well as a clean environment
  • Safety Guard on Door Hinges: Our doors are padded at the hinges so that little fingers don’t get pinched when doors are opened and closed between classrooms
  • Regular Drills for: Tornado, fire, hurricane and school lock-down

Secure environments put the focus where it belongs…on your toddler

Security

  • Electronic Security: Coded entry so only authorized visitors may enter the facility
  • Hiring Process: All staff undergo extensive state-mandated background checks
  • Front Desk: Our front desk is always staffed so that a watchful eye is supervising the facility, ensuring authorized entries only
  • Security Cameras: Every classroom in our facility has security cameras that are monitored at the front desk. The owners and staff can easily observe classroom activities throughout each day. Families can login to a secure, password-protected website to check in on your child periodically

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Our teachers make mealtime fun as well as a learning experience!

Meals

  • Children eat all meals together using family-style seating in our kid-friendly café
  • Teachers monitor all eating times
  • Meals are prepared in our commercial-grade kitchen, which is kept separated from the classrooms
  • Each day, our in-house chef prepares nutritious meals that exceed USDA guidelines
  • All allergies are documented and kept in the front office with administrators
  • Our school is a nut-free zone

Susan, Nicole and Stacy

“My twins are unique, and Kids ‘R’ Kids adapted programs to meet their needs.

Our programs emphasize the development of every aspect of busy toddlers through our whole-child approach. We facilitate Brain/Cognitive, Social, Emotional, Physical and Behavioral Development, while aiding in the enhancement of communication, language and literacy skills.

Activities engineered to expand your toddler’s mind infinitely

Brain & Cognitive Development

At the successful conclusion of our Toddler Program, your child will:

  • Understand quantity and numbers, as well as the concepts of distance, weight, dimensions, and time
  • Understand patterns, shapes, and mathematical problem solving
  • Demonstrate an understanding of community, culture, ethnicity, and geography
  • Demonstrate an awareness of community economics and how events are related
  • Participate in dance, visual arts, voice and drama while exploring the use of instruments and objects to express creativity

We focus on the WHOLE child – heart and soul…

Social & Emotional Development

With the aid of our highly skilled teachers, your child will:

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Engage in self-expression
  • Demonstrate self-control
  • Develop relationships and social skills with adults
  • Develop relationships and social skills with peers

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We provide an atmosphere where your child can thrive

Physical Development

Through a blend of engaging activities both inside and outside of the classroom, your toddler will:

  • Practice safe, healthy habits
  • Participate in activities related to nutrition
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and its relationship to objects in space
  • Use senses to explore the environment and process information
  • Develop gross motor skills
  • Develop fine motor skills

Setting parameters as personalities take shape

Behavioral Development

Before moving on to our Preschool Program, we’ll ensure that your child:

  • Demonstrates initiative and self-direction
  • Demonstrates interest and curiosity
  • Sustains attention to a specific activity and demonstrates persistence
  • Engages in a progression of individualized and imaginative play
  • Demonstrates a cooperative and flexible approach to play

The art of expression is vital to your toddler’s developmental growth

Communication, Language & Literacy

By the successful conclusion of our Toddler Program, your child will:

  • Listen to conversations and demonstrate comprehension
  • Acquire vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories, and/or books
  • Use non-verbal communication for a variety of purposes
  • Use increasingly complex spoken language
  • Demonstrate increasing knowledge of the alphabet
  • Demonstrate awareness of print concepts
  • Use writing for a variety of purposes
  • Acquire meaning from a variety of materials read aloud
  • Develop early phonological awareness

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how to choose and test the right thing, what they teach and how the training is carried out

Sergey Galiullin

worked at the children’s online programming school

I worked at the children’s programming school: I was engaged in texts and communications.

Along the way, I figured out the learning process, and also looked at how competitors work.

First of all, I will rely on the programs of reputable programming schools for children – Codabra, Coddy, Codland, Codium, Algorithmics and Geekbrains. All schools have been operating for more than five years, they are often included in reviews and recommendations on children’s educational resources, teachers are carefully selected, and on websites you can find almost all the information you need to make a decision.

What is taught in courses

Most programming schools help to achieve two goals: to understand that a computer is needed not only for games and social networks, and to gain applied skills – I will tell you more about them.

Develop games. This is taught to preschoolers, elementary schoolers and older children – depending on the age, development platforms change, and the acquired skills become more complex.

Beginners’ courses – usually attended by elementary school students – create simple animations for funny characters and master the visual programming language Scratch, which can be used even by those who cannot read.

Older students come up with their own scenarios for games, learn to use 3D effects, create game levels. This helps to develop imagination, learn programming languages ​​for the Minecraft, Roblox and Unity platforms, and even get acquainted with the basics of entrepreneurship: ready-made games can be placed on Epstore or Google Play and earn money on advertising.

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There are many courses on game development, prices depend on the complexity of the platforms and their popularity. For example, Unity game development courses last from 72 hours and cost from 50,000 RUR.

Such games are developed by students at the Codland School. Source: kodland.org

Develop mobile apps and websites. Children learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript, get acquainted with the basics of layout, including mobile, learn to set goals and achieve results.

In some courses, such as Geekbrains, students work in “adult” online services that allow you to collect their sites: Figma, Tilda and Redimag. This helps not only to master applied skills that children can use in the future, but also to make school more interesting: for example, instead of the usual essay on history, you can make a website or a mobile quiz and surprise the teacher and classmates.

These courses are suitable for children from 12 years old, last from 40 hours and cost from 30,000 RUR. Students learn about machine learning and learn how to create simple versions of artificial intelligence, such as a program that can recognize pictures of cats, or a telegram bot.

Such courses will help deepen your knowledge of mathematics: the creation of neural networks is closer to mathematical modeling than just programming. The courses are suitable for children from the age of 14, last from 40 hours, on average they cost from 45,000 RUR.

Protect data on the Internet. These courses teach information hygiene and network security rules, understand how data encryption works, and learn Python at a basic level. All this helps to develop both general educational skills – for example, critical thinking – and applied ones: after such courses, students can easily recover data that they accidentally deleted.

Typically, students aged 10 years and older are invited to data protection classes: courses last from 20 hours and cost an average of 20,000 RUR.

Vlog. Students learn to identify the needs of their viewers, come up with a channel concept, write video scripts, and finally shoot and edit videos. Even if the child does not become a blogger, these skills will be useful to him in school presentations, and indeed when creating any projects.

Children from 10 years old take part in such courses, the course lasts from 20 hours and costs from 20,000 rubles.

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How learning works

It is important not only to find an interesting topic, but also to find out in advance whether it will be convenient for the child to study. Otherwise, he runs the risk of quitting classes in the middle of the program simply because of “technical” difficulties: a tiring road to class or too fast pace in the lesson. I’ll tell you what formats classes have and how to choose the right one.

Online or offline. A few years ago, almost all schools held offline classes: this made it easier for teachers to maintain a friendly atmosphere, help children with difficult tasks and receive feedback from them. During the pandemic, most schools switched to online teaching, and now they offer students the choice of studying in person or online.

By itself, online is no worse – most often, children and the teacher meet in zoom conferences, complete tasks, share the screen in case of problems and the teacher helps them correct mistakes. If the computer freezes or there are other technical difficulties, they are solved by the support service.

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at least for the first time, while the child is getting used to it.

The site where the online class is held depends on the school: in Coddy and Geekbrains, the teacher and students meet in zoom conferences, in Codabra they study in the Discord game messenger, and in Algorithmic they use interactive platform. Previously, in some schools, children simply studied material from pre-recorded videos, but now this practice has been abandoned.

Individual or group lessons. The standard format for programming courses is group lessons. Some schools, such as Codabre, provide one-time individual lessons – in case the student missed the general meeting and cannot cope with the material on his own or wants to study a more complex topic that is not yet available in group courses.

In “Codium” and “Coddy” you can initially choose an individual format if parents doubt the group one: for example, they consider the child to be too shy, they know that he learns the material more slowly than others, or, conversely, they think that he will be bored in the group because he already knows how to program at a high level.

Game or project approach. Almost all schools use a project approach – in the classroom, children do not just gain knowledge or solve programming problems, but create some kind of product, for example, a mini-game or several pages of a website.

But for preschoolers and first graders, it is better to choose courses with a game approach: for example, in Codabra and Coddy, classes for 7-8 year olds are built as an exciting quest.

Long or short course. The progress of the student depends on the number of classes, but it is important not to overload the child with lessons so as not to discourage the desire to program.

Standard courses consist of 20 lessons once a week: this is considered the optimal pace. But there are other options as well. For example, mini-courses of 10 lessons in “Codabra” or “Codium” will help you quickly learn the basics of certain skills – this is useful for students who want to try different things. And in Codland, some courses last for 32 lessons and allow you to dive deeper into the topic if the child has already decided on the specialization.

What other parameters are important when choosing a course

Several other important parameters can affect the quality and cost of training. I’ll tell you what to pay attention to so that training is effective and does not take up most of the family budget.

Experience of teachers. Top-notch developers rarely go to work in online schools. This is due both to the level of salary and professional ambitions – programming schools pay less than large IT companies, and not all developers and team leaders want to work with children.

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How to find a good tutor

Therefore, classes in programming schools are usually taught by graduates of technical universities, including very strong ones, such as Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology or Bauman. Nevertheless, their professional level may differ: some schools pay attention only to the knowledge of the material and the ability to program, while others also take into account the experience of working with children and the pedagogical skills of future teachers.

Codland school teachers graduated from technical universities and win pedagogical competitions. Source: kodland.org

Hardware and software. Usually, for children’s courses, Windows 7 or MacOS 10.10 and the installed Google Chrome browser are sufficient. But to develop games on Unity, you will need 20 gigabytes of free space and at least 4 gigabytes of RAM: not all home computers have such parameters, which means that you will have to buy a new gadget for courses.

Schools that conducted and continue to conduct offline classes used to rent laptops – this is not usually practiced now, but it is better to check with school managers.

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School website. The school website usually provides detailed information about courses, class format and teachers. First of all, I recommend paying attention to the detailed program and the results that students can achieve: this will help determine whether the content of the course matches the expectations of the child and parents.

It is also important to find out the requirements for a child – most often, younger students should be able to use a mouse and be able to read, while older children should know English at an elementary level and be able to type.

Codabra has several courses dedicated to game development: in order not to miscalculate the choice, it is better to study the program of each in advance. Source: codabra.org On the Algorithmics website, you can learn about the features of the classes: they take place on a special learning platform that allows you to learn at your own pace, but at the same time actively interact with other students. Source: algoritmika.org

Reviews about the school. I recommend studying reviews on third-party resources: in 2GIS, Otzovik, Advisor: this will allow you to learn not only about the advantages of the school, but also about its shortcomings.

In addition to the work of teachers, pay attention to how the interaction with managers works. Sometimes parents like what and how they teach in courses, but they are completely dissatisfied with the service – technical support does not respond to problems, managers do not explain well how to pay for classes: all this can also affect the comfort of the learning process.

This is a Geekbrains profile on the review service. You can already find your bearings here, but it is better to read all the reviews. Source: otzovik.ru The main thing is to read the details, and not just pay attention to the “asterisks”. Sometimes a negative review arises due to a banal misunderstanding, and a positive one is published after the first trial lesson – it is difficult to judge long-term prospects by it. Source: mooc.ru

Also study the reviews of former teachers: they can draw the attention of parents to problems and difficulties that are not visible from the side of the parent and student.

For example, a former Codabra teacher scolded the school for the way classes were organized and the work of methodologists was organized. At the same time, the founder of the school answered him in a separate post and tried to explain the problems in the work of the school: public correspondence helps to understand in detail the organization’s work system and understand whether such an approach to teaching a child likes or not.

Terms of payment. Some schools allow you to pay for courses not in full, but for one lesson. In this case, pay attention to the time of the lesson for which prices are indicated on the site: usually this is the cost per hour, and classes often last two hours.

Programming schools often allow you to pay for classes with the help of maternity capital, but you should check with managers before starting classes.

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Attend a trial lesson. All schools have them, but they are arranged differently. For example, in Geekbrains and Codland, a trial lesson is free of charge, and in Coddy, they offer to pay for one lesson as a test, so far without a subscription.

Before a trial lesson, find out who is conducting it: the teacher or the manager. The first option is preferable: after a lesson with a manager, it will be difficult to understand how the courses are actually taught.

Sometimes trial lessons just show how the work works, and sometimes they help to identify the interests of the child: this is useful if the student is not completely sure about the choice of the course.

After the trial session, ask your child if they liked the exercises and the teacher, if it was difficult or, conversely, too easy. If in doubt, it is better to go to trial classes at other schools and compare impressions.

Try summer intensive or short courses. Programming schools hold intensives during summer and other school holidays. The topics of the courses may vary — they are brighter and more popular than regular classes: for example, in Codabra in the summer they could learn how to shoot short videos for Tiktok, and in Coddy, the guys tried to draw anime-style illustrations.

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Children’s camps where they will learn how to cook, program and make movies

You can also try short courses of up to 10 lessons – they will take two months, the child will quickly achieve the first results, and the parent will understand how useful and interesting it is for the child.

On weekends, Coddy offers free master classes: where a child can achieve the first results and understand if he likes programming. Source: coddyschool.com

What to pay attention to during classes

Usually a child experiences courage and pleasure from the first lessons, but a little later the wow effect disappears, and the tasks become more difficult and there is no longer a desire to study further. This is normal: if contact is established with the teacher and the child feels comfortable in class, the adaptation period will not last long.

But sometimes a child’s refusal to study can also signal other problems: for example, boring lessons or conflicts with a teacher. To figure out what exactly is the reason for the child’s unwillingness to continue classes and whether it is worth going to courses further, I recommend paying attention to several parameters.

Whether the child wants to program. It happens that a child simply does not fit the program of a particular course: for example, it turned out that programming games is not as fun as playing them. In such a situation, you can offer the child to go to trial classes of other programs or ask the teacher to give assignments on other topics – in order to identify the interests of the child and figure out which course is best for him.

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How is the relationship with the teacher. Pay particular attention to this item in both individual and group sessions. In a group, a child can communicate with peers, but the teacher still remains the core and main source of information and support. If the teacher pays little attention to the child, ignores his questions, insults him, then complain to the manager, and also demand to organize a direct conversation where you can ask questions and sort out the problem.

The child may also have problems due to an unusual communication style. In some schools, for example in Codabra, teachers do not complain to parents about absenteeism or the child’s behavior, but sort these problems out with the student himself. If a child is not accustomed to an open dialogue about a problem, then he may perceive this as criticism and attack.

How technical support works. At the start of classes, technical problems may periodically arise: while parents and the child are not yet familiar with the platform on which the classes are held, or with the necessary programs. Ideally, the support service should respond instantly, but if there are many calls, then a delay of several minutes is possible. If technical support takes a long time to respond or cannot solve the problem, contact the manager – technical support is always included in the cost of the lesson.

What results does the child achieve. Evaluating the results is not easy if you don’t understand how programming works. When the child makes the first game, you will understand his strength, but this will happen in a few months, and mini-projects may seem formulaic and simple. Ask the teacher to explain to you how to properly evaluate the results – what to look for and how to understand them.

Attend class yourself, at least occasionally. So you will understand how easily the child copes, see the work of the teacher and feel the atmosphere in the lesson.

Remember

  1. When choosing courses, it is most important to focus on the interests, goals and age of the child.
  2. When choosing a specific online school, pay attention to the teaching experience of teachers and the requirements for students — your child may need to improve their English before classes.
  3. Sign your child up for a trial lesson, but be prepared to pay for it.
  4. Attend some of the classes so it will be easier for you to understand what you are paying for and how hard it is for your child to study.
  5. Pay attention to the relationship between the child and the teacher – interest and involvement strongly depend on them.

TOP-25 Programming Courses for Kids [08.2022]

There is no doubt that programming and IT is one of the most promising career paths in the 21st century. But along with great opportunities comes high competition. To succeed in this industry, it is better to start training already in childhood, especially since today children can also learn relevant skills online. We have prepared for you a selection of the best programming schools and courses for children.

08/22/2022 Updated

We have updated our rating and updated all the information for 2022. We update all information once a week.

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    • Entering IT: helping you master the digital world
    • International school for young children from 4 to 18 years
    • Learn to code already at school
    • Online course on programming for children and teenagers
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  • Duration: from 3 to 15 months, depends on the course;
  • Cost: from 18,000 ₽, or 12,600 ₽ with a discount;
  • Age: 7-17 years;
  • Format: theory, practical tasks;
  • Certificate of completion: certificate.

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Destinations

The site offers several educational programs for children of different ages (first graders, junior high school students, high school students), which will help to explore the following areas:

  1. Python.
  2. Scratch.
  3. JavaScript.
  4. Artificial intelligence.
How will you study?
  • Groups up to 15 people.
  • Developed community of students.
  • Lots of practice and project work.
  • Teamwork and communication: quizzes, competitions, discussions.

Benefits

  • Several courses to choose from for students of all ages
  • Strong experts teach
  • Lessons in the format of live webinars
  • Interesting practical tasks
  • Support of a mentor and methodologists
  • Discounts, installments, tax deductions, payment by maternity capital

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    GeekSchool courses:

    Python Programming Fundamentals is a solid curriculum for children aged 11-17. During the training, children will understand the basics of programming, the structure of web applications, and begin to write their first programs. They will study linear algorithms, branches, loops, functions, arrays, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Flask, Jinja2, databases and CRUD, SQLite, will be able to independently create and deploy applications on the server.

    Basics of Web Development – the curriculum is also designed for teenagers 11-17 years old. In 3 months, students will learn how to set up the environment, create HTML pages, work with tags, tables, hyperlinks, tag attributes, learn the style sheet, cascading, block model, JavaScript, Bootstrap.

    Minecraft: Python Programming is a program for students aged 11-14. Main topics: variables, math, strings, booleans, if construct, while loop, functions, lists, dictionaries, tuples, multithreading, object-oriented programming. Learning in a playful way using the example of Minecraft makes the learning process exciting and interesting.

    Web design: creating sites in Tilda, Figma, Readymag – a curriculum for children aged 11-17 with a finished project in the portfolio.

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    Education for the present and future

    SkySmart (Codium)

    • Duration: flexible;
    • Cost: from 799 ₽ per lesson;
    • Age: from 7 years old;
    • Format: video lessons with a tutor, practical tasks, tests;
    • Certificate of completion: not declared.

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    Destinations

    The school offers many courses to choose from. There is a gradation according to the level of preparation of the child: for beginners, students with basic and advanced knowledge, gamers.

    So, for beginners from scratch, useful basic digital literacy courses are offered for different operating systems – MacOS, Windows, Scratch base, game development base on Construct 3.

    Enthusiastic gamers will be able to enroll in a course on Roblox, App Inventor, Thunkable, creating games in Minecraft.

    Students who have a basic knowledge of programming will be able to deepen them in courses on Python, mobile application development and websites.

    For advanced young programmers, a Python course is also recommended, as well as programs for working with Unity and Unreal Engine game engines.

    Training
    • Learning in a browser, all information on one tab: video chat with a teacher, practical tasks, tests.
    • Individual training program.
    • Many practical tasks, work on projects.
    • Teacher feedback, progress tracking.
    • Lesson lasts 50 minutes.

    Advantages

    • There is a free introductory lesson
    • Courses for different ages and levels of knowledge
    • Discounts for packaged lessons

    Disadvantages

    • No certificate of completion, although much more important – acquired knowledge, ready-made projects
    • SkySmart training programs:

      Website development course is designed for students aged 12-18. In the process, the child will be able to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and also complete 2 full-fledged projects for their portfolio – a resume generator, a T-shirt store.

      Curriculum Programming in Python is suitable for children aged 10-18. Step by step, students will understand the basic terms and concepts, begin to perform practical tasks, moving on to more complex topics.

      Digital Literacy Course for Windows for kids just getting started with the digital world. It will help you learn how to create presentations, spreadsheets, work with office programs, learn the basics of video editing, and also learn the principles of cybersecurity.

      3

      Teaching children to code and make games

      XYZ Junior

      XYZ School has a new promotion – up to 50% discounts on all courses and annual programs. The discount is valid until June 28 – there is time to choose the right direction in training.
      This is your chance to master a sought-after profession and get into game development – XYZ has training in 2D, 3D, game design, programming, special effects and business. Some courses will start soon. You can find the same one at the link.

      • Duration: 14-29 months, program dependent;
      • Cost: 91 760 ₽ — 232 800 ₽, depends on the program;
      • Format: group online lectures, practical tasks;
      • Age: 7-17 years old;
      • Certificate of completion: not declared.

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      Destinations
      1. Game development, game design in Roblox Studio.
      2. Programming in MineCraft.
      3. Programming, game development in Unity.
      Training
      • Group lessons with a teacher (up to 10 people in a group), lasting 2 hours.
      • Gamification of the educational process.
      • Several courses to choose from, the ability to switch to another direction.
      • Parallel study of English in the field of IT.
      • Development of flexible skills: the ability to speak in public, work in a team, logic, creative thinking.
      • Chats with teachers, classmates, support for solving any educational and organizational issues.

      Benefits

      • Interest-free installments, discounts
      • Development of not only applied programming skills, but also flexible competencies
      • A lot of practice, work on projects

      Disadvantages

      • Less attention is paid to the child in mini-groups than in individual lessons

      Training programs from XYZ Junior:

      On the Roblox course, in 14 months a child will learn how to create their own games, universes, master Lua programming, and also learn the basics of composition, working with color, that is, they will receive a knowledge base on game design.

      Minecraft Core Curriculum is 29 months long. During this time, the child will learn the JavaScript language and be able to use it to program games, learn how to create game characters, improve school knowledge in mathematics and English.

      On the course on working with the Unity engine, the child will be able to create artificial intelligence, several games in C #, and improve their teamwork skills.

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      Scratch 9 Lessons0271

      Study at home

      • Duration: lessons of 30 minutes, total 64 lessons;
      • Cost: from 720 ₽ per session;
      • Age: 7-10 years;
      • Format: online tutoring;
      • Certificate of completion: certificate.

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      Direction

      Learning the Scratch language.

      Training
      • Individual lessons with a teacher.
      • Interactive presentation of material.
      • Automatic homework check.
      • Monitoring progress for parents: regular reports, open lessons are held periodically.
      • Individual learning path.
      • Flexible schedules.

      Advantages

      • Individual approach and maximum attention to the child
      • There is a free introductory lesson
      • Discounts for packaged lessons

      Disadvantages

      • One direction only

      5

      Enter IT: helping you master the digital world

      Foxford

      • Duration: optional;
      • Cost: depends on the exchange rate;
      • Age: 6-18 years;
      • Format: webinars, recorded courses;
      • Certificate of completion: not declared.

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      Destinations

      Educational programs of different levels of complexity for children of different ages (preschoolers, schoolchildren, adolescents) in such areas as programming, creating games, websites, animations.

      Training
      • Training in the form of live broadcasts or recorded lessons.
      • Emphasis on practical knowledge, work on projects.
      • Convenient selection of courses by age and skill level.
      • Parent progress report.

      Benefits

      • There is a free trial lesson
      • Installment plan, very nice discounts for registered courses
      • Many courses to choose from

      Disadvantages

      • The child will not receive as much attention as with individual training

      FoxFord courses:

      Data Science (Machine Learning in Python) – a recorded course of 24 lessons, designed for grades 7-11. With its help, children will learn Python programming, data processing, learn the basic machine learning algorithms, libraries for building ML models.

      At the Algorithmic Course for Grade 1 , students will receive a fundamental base in mathematics, computer science, and will develop logical and algorithmic thinking.

      Server administration in Minecraft is a curriculum for high school, which provides such universal knowledge as setting up hosting, installing a server core, plugins, and skills in working with an FTP client.

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      International School for young children from 4 to 18 years of age

      CODDY

      • Duration: depends on the course;
      • Cost: depends on the exchange rate;
      • Age: 3-16 years;
      • Format: in person or online;
      • Certificate of completion: certificate.

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      Destinations

      Fundamentals of programming in Python, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, game development. Education starts already from preschool age, but there are many courses for older children. At the same time, the school actively cooperates with universities, in particular with the VMK of Moscow State University. Lomonosov, in the development of their courses.

      Training
      • Lessons for 2 hours, 1 or 2 times a week.
      • Small groups up to 8 people.
      • Programs are age-appropriate.
      • On the site you can check the availability of branches in the city.

      Benefits

      • Face-to-face training possible in the offices of real IT companies
      • Maximum practice

      Disadvantages

      • Not all courses are available online

      7

      Learn to program already at school

      Yandex Academy Lyceum

      • Duration: 2 years;
      • Cost: free of charge, with student selection;
      • Age: Grade 8-10;
      • Format: in person and remotely in 162 cities;
      • Certificate of completion: certificate.

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      Destinations

      A solid 2-year program has been developed. During this time, students will learn how to program in Python, as well as master industrial programming.

      Training
      • Due to the Covid situation, education can be conducted remotely, but the Lyceum is specialized in full-time education.
      • Lessons twice a week.
      • Groups up to 17 people.

      Advantages

      • Free and solid education
      • Strong teachers

      Disadvantages

      • No full-fledged online format, you need to have an offline platform in your city, you can check the address on the website
      • Strict competitive selection (testing, interview), you need to devote about 8 hours per week to training

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      Online programming course for children and teenagers

      Hedu

      • Duration: 20 lessons;
      • Cost: 32 thousand rubles;
      • Format: webinars, practical RDs;
      • Age: middle and high school students;
      • Certificate of completion: certificate.

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      Destinations

      The course is aimed at giving children general knowledge of computer science, introducing them to popular programming languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL (MySQL), Java.

      How will you study?
      • Webinar training. All recordings of classes are saved, they can be viewed in your personal account.
      • Practical homework, interactive tests with expert verification.
      • Accompanying experts and course coordinators at all stages of training.
      • Protection of the final project.

      Benefits

      • Completion of the portfolio with the final project.
      • There is an installment plan
      • Ability to communicate with a mentor

      Disadvantages

      • No individual approach to the student

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      Rates from other sites:

      Codabra Online School offers several areas of learning programming for children aged 7-17: Python, Unity, Minecraft, Roblox and Scratch, there are also separate training programs for the development of games, applications, websites, digital design.

      Programming courses in Python, Java, C for schoolchildren at the Specialist training center at the Moscow State Technical University. Bauman is a great option for those who want to prepare for admission to a university. There is a large selection of training programs at different levels, you can study full-time or remotely.

      At IT Future Online school specializes in private 1 on 1 lessons with a teacher. The school works with traditional areas: Scratch, Minecraft, programming sites and web services, game development, web design. There are also courses on 3D modeling, video editing, video blogging.

      Children from 5 years old are accepted to the Shkodish programming school. In individual lessons, children will be able to get basic computer literacy, master the Microsoft office suite, as well as Scratch, Kodu Game Lab, Python, and learn how to make websites.

      Children from 5 to 15 years old attend the Codim School. It offers age-adapted learning paths that allow you to master the necessary base, gradually moving on to more complex topics – block programming, coding, robotics, graphic design, 3D.

      The RobX platform specializes in robotics. There are traditional courses on Minecraft, Scratch, as well as specialized courses on the basics of electronics with Microbit boards, game development on the Arduboy console, creating an autonomous vehicle in the Duckietown gym, parametric modeling, C ++ programming.

      Algorithmika is an international network of educational institutions that provides a foundation not only for programming, but also for mathematics. It implements both online and face-to-face training with centers in 300 cities. There are courses on computer literacy, visual programming, blogging, graphic and game design, game and website development, Python development. In addition, there is a separate department of mathematics with courses for different age groups, including discrete mathematics.

      The Moscow School of Programmers offers comprehensive IT training and fundamental programming knowledge for 3 years. The school has been operating for more than 20 years, its students have repeatedly become winners of Olympiads and world champions in robotics. The training center cooperates with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Higher School of Economics, and the Phystechpark.

      EasyPro Academy is an online school with a personalized approach. The child is engaged with his personal tutor. There are several popular areas to choose from: Python, Scratch, Java, JavaScript, Unity, Roblox Studio, Django. Based on the results of the training, he will be able to receive both a universal knowledge base and career guidance: Python or Java developer, web programmer, etc.

      RoboLab’s Unity course provides kids ages 12-17 with an excellent knowledge base on game development. Training takes place in mini-groups in the format of webinars. Students will study in detail the interface of the game engine, the basics of C # programming, the principles and paradigms of OOP (object-oriented programming), and will gain practical experience in creating a shooter and platformer.

      The Pixel Children’s School offers both individual and group lessons. The site specializes in teaching programming and robotics. In addition to online courses at Pixel, children can also improve their knowledge in the format of a summer school, online camp, face-to-face lessons in Moscow and other cities of the country.

      Codemika teaches children throughout the school – from grades 1 to 11. The main goal of the platform is to give the child fundamental knowledge of IT technologies and prepare him for admission to a specialized university. Spotlight on Scratch, Python, Java.

      Z-Mind is another programming school that combines different formats: individual and group courses, the ability to study at home. In addition to standard areas and game development, there are interesting curricula for creating bots for Telegram or Vk, as well as for finding vulnerabilities and building information security as part of the White Hacker course.

      On the ProgKids platform, you can sign up for individual lessons with a teacher or choose an independent learning format in which the child will learn from video lectures and instructions without the help of a mentor.

      Hello World School specializes in personalized learning. A free trial lesson is offered to determine the level and interests of the future student, to choose the best program.

      On the Python course from Tut Good, the child will be able to master one of the most popular and promising programming languages ​​with a personal mentor, create their first scripts and technological projects – a blog, a robot.

      A small computer academy at the TOP center aims to give the child universal skills that will definitely come in handy in the future. For children aged 9-12, a course has been developed that teaches them to perceive a computer not as an entertainment gadget, but as a tool for development and creativity. The guys will get website building skills on WIX, Canva, HTML5, CSS, master LEGO robotics, learn how to create gadgets on Arduino. This course also includes a module on 3D modeling, designing virtual worlds. Students will create their own 2D games on the Unity engine, gain the skills of a game designer with the ability to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional animations, short cartoons. But that’s not all. Also, the guys get a base on development (Kodu, Construct3, Python), designing and prototyping mobile applications with augmented reality, learn how to create and promote video content on Youtube, will be able to program a microcontroller on Micro:bit, get acquainted with photo and video editors, master photo / video tools processing, artificial intelligence technologies, neural networks, big data.

      The educational plan for 13-14 years old largely duplicates these modules, but provides in-depth knowledge on the topic.

      The Credo platform offers courses in the most popular areas: a basic Scratch course for children aged 7-12, website development (from 9 years old), Python and Java (from 10 years old). These curricula will help you master the universal knowledge of the developer, improve analytical and logical thinking, improve school performance, and also lay the foundation for your future profession. On the course on creating websites, the student will understand the basics of composition, typography, website designers, and layout. While studying Java, he will be able to develop algorithms, write, test and debug code, create animations, games, get acquainted with the PyCharm development environment in Python lessons and gain experience in creating his own mini-games.

      Codologia is an online platform for children that works in 3 areas: computer literacy, PL, digital design. The SP faculty consists of the following modules: Python, C# + Unity, C++, Java + Android. At the Faculty of Computer Literacy, you can start learning pixel art, CoSpaces, Mit AppInventor, Scratch, Construst, Kodu. The design department teaches Gimp, Sketch Up, Blender, Krita, Inkscape, video editing and processing.

      The course from the Definit platform is based on the capabilities of the Pictomir environment. The courses are suitable for children 5-8 years old who are just getting acquainted with a computer and programming. This is an excellent introduction to the topic, which will teach the rules of interaction with electronic gadgets, introduce concepts such as logic, programs and software products, algorithms, loops, operators, blocks, language syntax.

      X-Lab is a unique educational format from TOP Academy aimed at the comprehensive development of a child: creativity, creativity, leadership qualities, logic, critical thinking, increasing the speed of learning and much more. There is face-to-face/online training.

      The Minecraft programming curriculum from Aitigenio is designed for children from 9 years old. Graduates will learn how to develop their own objects and worlds, improve their knowledge in mathematics. Teachers try to find an approach to each child: they use exciting videos, simulators, game teaching methods. In addition, all the necessary materials are collected on a digital platform, so parents do not have to buy textbooks and manuals.

      Programming Games for Kids with Scratch for Beginners on Udemy is an affordable video course that will provide skills in creating computer games and programs, understanding the basic principles of development, using a structural approach, using markup, coordinate grid, degree measure of angles and other special tools.

      A 2-year general course from the Unium federal network will help you take the first step towards a prestigious profession. It will lay the fundamental foundations, understanding the principles of OOP, creating algorithms. After completing the course, students will be able to master the actual programming languages ​​used by most modern developers of software products for computers and mobile devices, create user interfaces, understand numerous technical aspects and design work. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create projects in Python, C# and Javascript.

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      Free courses

      Fundamentals of C Programming. Tasks in Stepik developed in collaboration with the YoungCoder website. It is designed for students in grades 6-7, it will clearly talk about the syntax of the language, in the course of practical work it will teach you how to solve algorithmic problems.

      YouTube channel of the Pixel School, which contains a lot of practical video tutorials on creating games, programming, and preparing for state exams in computer science.

      YouTube channel of the ITGenio school, in which, in addition to game development and programming language, there are also video tutorials on solving olympiad problems, special courses on learning Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, 3ds.

      Harvard CS50 is a legendary Harvard prep course in JavaRush adaptation that can be recommended to high school students.

      YouTube channel of Oleg Shpagin with a huge selection of video tutorials in different areas.

      Box Island is a cool game app for learning to code.

      Code.org is an international educational platform in English.

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      FAQ

      What is programming for children?

      Naturally, a 5-year-old child cannot program a neural network or write code for an online store or landing page. To teach children programming, there are special “children’s” languages, with which kids begin their journey into the world of IT. Today, most children start learning with the Scratch language. In middle and high school, Pascal is added to them, as well as languages ​​​​that are already fully used by professionals: JavaScript, Python, Java, etc. If a child learned Scratch, algorithms, development principles in childhood, it will be much easier for him to start mastering more complex, high-level languages ​​(group C, Kotlin, etc.) and specializations as a teenager. At the same time, with a sufficient base, already at the age of 12-13, a teenager may well choose web design, Android or iOS development.

      Why does a child need to learn programming?

      Programming skills are called the “new literacy” for a reason. The ability to handle digital, Internet technologies is an indispensable skill in 2022 and in the 21st century as a whole. Without it, it will be much more difficult for a child to succeed in the future. IT professions are one of the most promising career paths and it is unlikely that this will change in the coming decades. In addition, knowledge of the PL today is also necessary for many other specialists: analysts, marketers, scientists, representatives of the medical and construction industries. But learning programming languages ​​in childhood is not only a contribution to a future career. This is a huge contribution to the overall development of the individual. Here are just a few examples:
      1. Motivation to study. When a child learns mathematical and physical formulas at school, he most often has no idea where and how he can apply them. Therefore, he does not really want to study them. Programming teaches you to solve specific problems with a clear result. The same knowledge in mathematics and physics in this industry finds its specific application. And often in an interesting game form. It is worth adding to this the English language, which is an indispensable skill of a modern developer – and we get the result: programming will help to interest the child in several subjects from the school curriculum at once.
      2. Development of logical, analytical thinking. To create even a simple program or game, a child needs to build logical chains, think through the sequence of actions. On such tasks, children learn to analyze events, structure thoughts, organize their actions and tasks, and find relationships.
      3. Self-realization and creativity. Many parents today worry about the fact that their children are constantly sitting on TikTok, other social networks or spending hours playing online games. You are unlikely to be able to overcome this interest, but directing it in a creative direction is quite realistic. Agree, creating your own game with unique mechanics, drawing a character is much more fun than just a game. And so the child will be able to combine his hobby with development.
      4. Creative thinking. Development is not only technical knowledge and strict logic. The implementation of any task has several solutions. Therefore, this activity also teaches the child extraordinary and non-linear thinking, the search for different solutions.

      At what age to learn programming?

      Small children learn new things much easier and faster, so you should not delay the start of learning. Most of the training centers offer an initial course for children 6-7 years old, but if you wish, you can also find schools that deal with the smallest – from 3-5 years old. Most importantly, choose a pace and intensity that is comfortable for the child. The basic programming skill forms the foundations on which the child will then begin to build his career guidance. So, if you think that IT is only for adults, change your mind and enroll your child in courses as soon as possible.

      How to choose a school or programming courses for a child?

      In this article, you will be able to evaluate a large list of training centers and online sites, which is sure to have what you need. I will tell you about the important nuances of the choice:
      1. Format of training (online, face-to-face, group or 1 on 1 classes, webinars, workshops, video lectures, etc.). You know your child and can understand which option will be more effective for him. Someone likes to communicate and will be more motivated in group classes, other children are shy and feel more comfortable either in individual lessons or without a teacher at all. Also in our selection, we focused on online platforms, although there are schools in the ranking that offer a blended learning format. If you are inclined to offline, then we recommend that you pay attention to the Engineering Institute of the Moscow State Technical University. N.E. Bauman with excellent opportunities for further admission or the CrushPro school. If you’re not sure what to choose, testing out multiple formats helps. Fortunately, many schools have begun to provide free access to one or more lessons. Try it and your child will tell you which option he likes best.
      2. Read reviews. Beautiful promises and a stylish website design do not always correlate with the professional work of the school, so be sure to read what alumni write on independent sites.
      3. Direction. Programming is a very general term for a wide range of specializations. After the child receives basic knowledge on the topic and computer literacy skills (working with the office suite, the ability to make presentations in PowerPoint, protect their personal data), you should think about choosing the direction of coding. It can be website development, mobile development for Android or iOS, Game Development, Web design, cyber security, etc. Typically, such courses are selected based on the interests of the child. But if he himself has not yet decided, you can try several routines or test lessons. You need to understand that the directions are very different. So, game developers will learn Unity engines, Unreal Engine, Game Maker, PyGame modules, while the future front-end developer will master HTML, CSS, and JavaScript layout.

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      Summarizing

      The requirements for IT professionals are constantly growing. If 5 years ago a semester was enough to study the minimum base for employment at the lowest level in the company, today employers expect much more from newcomers. In our selection, we have collected a variety of courses: elementary, advanced, intensive, optional.

      You can find the best option, get trained and get a professional qualification. If you want your child not to spend years in universities, but to get a promising skill with which you can quickly start earning money, start your own business, these courses will be a great start.

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      Programming is one of the skills of the future. RBC Trends analyzed the new forecasts of Russian and foreign futurologists at the end of 2021 and came to the conclusion that in a few years the ability to code may come in handy even for journalists or linguists. For example, such combo professions as “data journalist” or “digital linguist” will appear.

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      And in Russia, according to the estimates of the Ministry of Digital Development, there is a catastrophic shortage of IT specialists: the market lacks at least 500,000 workers in various areas of information technology. This means that programming skills will be in demand for many more years and it makes sense to learn this already at school. That is why programming courses for children appeared.

      When and how to start teaching programming to children

      The ability to write code in the near future may become as much a skill as the ability to read or write. Therefore, a child can start mastering the code quite early. There are courses adapted for kids 4-5 years old.

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      Courses are divided into age groups, because there are peculiarities of information perception and memorization at different ages. The younger the child, the more his learning is like a game. Also, all course producers try to develop programs with a clear goal, for example, to learn how to create a cartoon or a game, an application or a website. So it is easier for the child to maintain motivation and to reach the final of the program with interest.

      Will my child be successful in his professional life because he started coding at the age of 5? Of course, there is no definite answer here. It is difficult to keep a child’s constant interest in something. Rather, we are talking about a useful activity, the fruits of which will help your specialist of the future to better understand the profession and adapt to the new world.

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      Today a child can start his way in IT in different directions: learn programming languages ​​in general or with an emphasis on a specific language, master web design, game development or robotics.

      At the basic programming courses your child will learn to:

      • think like a developer and turn any task into a team;
      • write code in Python, JavaScript or C#;
      • work in some frameworks and libraries.

      If your child likes to spend a lot of time on the computer or gadgets, programming can be a great and rewarding hobby for him. Below we talk about courses that will help him take his first steps in development.

      A selection of programming courses for children

      First steps in development

      The course is designed for schoolchildren 7-10 years old. During the training in the first module, your child will learn about the device of a computer, learn to work with basic programs: mail, Word, Excel, Internet applications. In the second module, your future developer will get acquainted with the world of programming and learn how to create games and cartoons in Scratch. The third module is dedicated to programming in Minecraft.

      Duration of training 11 months, 46 lessons in the program. At the end of each module, your child will defend the final project: a presentation in PowerPoint, a game, a game block in Minecraft.

      Tuition for the course:

      43 200 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      11 months

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Computer literacy

      Classes will be interesting for children from 8 to 10 years old. Course participants will learn how to work with a graphic editor, mail and cloud storage. Also, children will be told how to make working at the computer safe and how to find useful information on the Internet.

      The program consists of 4 thematic modules and is designed for 4 months.

      Tuition for the course:

      21 000 ₽

      Installment:

      1 750 ₽ ×

      12 months

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      4 months

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      Yes

      Go to course page

      Online Programming Course for Beginners

      The course is useful for novice programmers, students, schoolchildren and beginners. You will learn how to create websites in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You will understand how to set up a server and build teamwork.

      The program lasts 15 days and consists of 18 lessons. The course includes lessons: “The float property” and “Why do we need React?”. At the end of the course, you will pass a test and receive a certificate.

      Tuition for the course:

      1 900 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      1 month

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      webinar

      Hometasks

      yes + tests

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Programming for the little ones

      The course is suitable for kids 4-6 years old who can already be without parents for some time and are passionate about games on their phone or tablet. On the course, your child will learn how to program in Scratch, create their own mini-games and cartoons, work with graphics and sounds. Your future programmer will try teamwork and improve their counting and reading skills.

      Training lasts from 10 months and is divided into 10 modules. The duration of training depends on the chosen tariff: you can study individually or in a group, online on weekdays and weekends, offline on weekends or according to an individual schedule.

      Tuition per hour:

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      10 months

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      No

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Fundamentals of programming and algorithms

      The course is adapted for students aged 5-7. Your child will start learning object-oriented programming and start coding in CoffeeScript, a simplified version of JavaScript. And he will also understand the basics of digital literacy and safe use of the Internet.

      Training lasts 3 months. The duration of training depends on the chosen tariff: you can study individually or in a group, online on weekdays and weekends, offline on weekends or according to an individual schedule.

      Tuition per hour:

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      web mastering

      The course is designed for children aged 11-14. Your child will master HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS and learn how to create beautiful and functional websites. Also on the course, students will deal with the algorithm and the creation of sites in practice, independently create an interactive image gallery and publish their project on the Internet. And also get acquainted with web layout tools.

      Training lasts 3 months. At the end of the course, your future webmaster will make a graduation project – a website based on a ready-made design layout.

      Tuition per hour:

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      No

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Online Programming Course for Kids and Teens

      The course is suitable for middle and high school students, including those planning to become programmers. Your child will understand the basics of web development, learn HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. And also get acquainted with the Java programming language.

      The training lasts 20 hours and includes 20 lessons. At the end of each lesson, your child will do homework to reinforce what they have learned. Classes are online and available for recording. The school also offers a VIP rate with individual lessons and feedback from the teacher.

      Tuition for the course:

      32 000 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      1 month

      Demo access

      No

      Learning Format

      video lessons

      Hometasks

      No

      Feedback

      No

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Python programming for kids

      The course is adapted for children and teenagers aged 10-14. Your child will gain basic Python programming skills, deal with conditionals and mathematical functions. And he will also learn how to make useful applications, for example, a calculator.

      The course includes 12 lessons that take place online and are available in the recording. At the end of the course, each student defends the final project in the form of a project in Python.

      Subscription fee:

      3 500 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      Yes

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Creation of sites in HTML, CSS, JavaScript for children

      The course is suitable for children and adolescents aged 12 and over. In the first module, your child will learn the basics of web development and master HTML and CSS. In the second module, a block on programming in JavaScript awaits him. In the final module, your future web developer will understand the ReactJS library and develop his own high-speed one-page website.

      The course consists of 36 lessons and is divided into 3 modules. In each module, your child will do homework to reinforce the material.

      Subscription fee:

      3 500 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      Yes

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      certificate

      Go to course page

      Programmer

      The course is designed for children and adolescents aged 8-16. The course teaches basic and advanced programming, working with Tkinter, games and chat bots.

      The course program contains 7 modules, as well as the creation of projects and their presentation. The lesson plan is drawn up taking into account the individual schedule, and the program itself adapts to the interests of the student.

      Tuition for the course:

      59 940 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      Yes

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      No

      Go to course page

      Game developer

      The course is designed for children and adolescents aged 8-16. The course will teach you how to work with the Roblox platform and the Unity platform, create and test games. Also, course instructors will tell you how to create objects, work out special effects and write scripts for character interaction with the environment.

      The Roblox Platform Training contains 6 modules and the Unity Platform Training contains 4 modules. The program includes practice, the lesson plan is drawn up taking into account the individual schedule, and the program itself adapts to the interests of the student.

      Tuition for the course:

      59 940 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      Yes

      Internship

      No

      Help in finding a job

      No

      document at the end

      No

      Go to course page

      Programming in Python

      The course is suitable for students who want to learn Python. In the classroom, your child will get acquainted with the syntax of the Python language and create their first programs, learn to work with the libraries time, random, turtle. He will also be able to create his own chat bot using the telegram API, openweathermap for telegrams and discord.

      Training lasts 1 academic year and includes 24 lessons. After each lesson, your child will complete homework to reinforce the material. Classes are online and available for recording.

      Tuition per month:

      4 430 ₽

      Difficulty level

      for newbies

      Duration

      6 months

      Demo access

      Yes

      Learning Format

      online

      Hometasks

      Yes

      Feedback

      yes, from the teacher

      document at the end

      No

      Go to course page

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      Our children will live in a world where being able to code will probably be as important as knowing English is now. Therefore, today teaching children to program is an excellent reserve for the future.

      Why programming is the new literacy and why teaching it to children

      The ability to program is as important as the ability to read. These are the requirements of the market and the new world. We analyze the HSE report “Universal Competences and the New Literacy” and explain why and how to teach a child to program

      Computer literacy skills help anyone to solve everyday and professional tasks. According to a study by the Open University of Israel, programming stimulates creative thinking and forms the ability to learn. The authors of the report “Universal Competences and the New Literacy” compare the development of computer literacy with the stages of development of literacy as the ability to read, write and count.

      There are two stages in the history of literacy:

      In the first stage, the text becomes part of the infrastructure. They occupy a central place in people’s lives. The text was used as a tool for creating laws and developing strategies. This is especially true of land laws, which began to be drawn up in the form of written texts instead of personal certificates.

      In the second stage, the text becomes an integral part of everyday life. Through mass literacy campaigns since the 19th century, most people have learned to write and read. Literacy helped to access information in newspapers describing events, leaflets with recommendations for farmers and accounts to track debts. The more people mastered the skills of reading and writing, the more widespread literacy was to become.

      Computers first become part of the infrastructure when they are used by the government for the census. Universities, airlines and the banking sector have been using computers since the 1950s. Around the 1980s, computers became available to most people, and knowledge about computers began to penetrate from the fields of narrow specialists into the lives of ordinary people. People were more likely to use computers when contacting hospitals, organizing government administration data, and managing education.

      Then computers become a part of life. The ability to write a simple program or code is gradually becoming a basic skill. Programming and computational thinking expand the possibilities and become a mandatory requirement for any specialist – from a physicist to a journalist. The ability to read and understand computer code is becoming more in demand, so programming is moving from specialized knowledge to universal literacy. This is the literacy of using modern tools of communication and work – computers. And if this is an aspect of literacy, then it needs to be developed from childhood.

      Programming develops computational thinking. This is a set of techniques for solving problems in computer science, but applicable in any field. For example, computational science helps in education. A special platform collects data on student activities. Using the data, the teacher tracks underperforming tasks in order to create a new curriculum.

      Computational thinking teaches you to formulate a problem, look for a solution and analyze it. Programming is part of the computational mindset and the most efficient way to master it. For example, before programming, we analyze and break the task into subtasks. Programming concretizes computational thinking and can become a tool for gaining knowledge.

      The four main components of computational thinking

      (Photo: Krauss, Prottsman 2016)

      Jean Piaget, a constructivist pedagogical ideologue, proposed the idea that children learn faster when they form their own ideas about what they see and draw their own conclusions, and not when they are told how they should perceive the world. Children are not passive recipients of knowledge, but on the contrary, they construct it themselves.

      Seymour Papert, a programmer and one of the founders of the theory of artificial intelligence, added: effective learning occurs when a student creates an object that is meaningful to him, be it a sand castle or a theory. Constructionism combines two types of construction: children construct things in the real world and construct new ideas in their heads. Two types of construction create a continuous learning spiral: when a child has new ideas, he constructs new things in the real world. Programming helps children bring these ideas to life.

      Through programming, the child develops computational thinking. Computational thinking helps children develop problem-solving skills, creative thinking, learning and collaboration skills.

      • Develops problem solving skills

      Programming and computational thinking help children learn network relationships: communicate in chats, video conferences, social networks. When solving complex problems, children use four main components of computational thinking: decomposition, pattern extraction, automation, and abstraction.

      Teaching children to code is not about becoming programmers in the future. The goal of programming is to prepare children for computational thinking, which will help them confidently cope with complex problems of the 21st century that have no unique solution.

      Children will be able to apply “computational” approaches in different contexts and disciplines. If a child has learned to decompose a large problem into small fragments, find similarities in different elements, identify and eliminate insignificant details, build fragments into a single algorithm to obtain a result, he will be able to solve problems in any discipline.

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      • Stimulates creative thinking

      Mitch Resnick, head of the research team that developed the Scratch programming language, believes that creativity can be sustained, nurtured and stimulated.

      At the computer, children consume information, play games, and only a small part of the time invent and create something of their own. The trend began to change with the proliferation of programming tools for children, such as Scratch, Alice or Kodu. With the help of such tools, children learn to create games, animations, stories and artistic elements. Programming helps to support and stimulate creativity, opens up sources of inspiration to express your ideas and reveal your personality.

      MIT Media Lab Professor Mitch Resnick explains why it is important to teach children not only to read with new technologies, but also to create them

      • Develops the ability to learn

      By learning to program, children learn to think in a new way. If the written program does not work or does not work as the child expected, he has to figure it out and come up with a solution to the problem. The child begins to understand new ideas and learns to learn.

      Compared to other learning activities, programming is a gentler and gentler process. Working with code helps to learn from your mistakes and does not cause discomfort if children make them. For example, a child might cancel a command to fix a bug in the code, make edits, and try something new. Thanks to programming, children are no longer afraid of mistakes. Here’s what the mother of the girl who worked at Scratch said:

      • Computational participation

      A child begins to appreciate learning to code when he expresses himself through a product that he can show to others. This approach is referred to as “computational participation”.

      Professors Cafai and Burke described computational participation in Linked Code: Why Kids Need to Learn to Code. They believe that computational participation is about solving problems and developing intuitive systems with and for others. Exploring the cultural and social nature of human behavior using computer science concepts, practices and approaches. For example, working in groups and using other people’s codes.

      Through collaborative programming, a collaborative environment can be created in the school. Programmed games or stories that a child creates can connect different children to each other.

      Canadian charity The Learning Partnership leads the way in computational participation. They bring together businesses and educators to create coding education programs for primary school children

      • Stimulates learning motivation

      In a traditional classroom, the teacher gives assignments and the students solve them. If children have intrinsic motivation to learn, this approach will work, but not for everyone. At the same time, children have almost no time and resources for self-expression. Computational participation helps solve this problem through personalization and reliance on intrinsic motivation.

      Personalization. In programming, children personalize projects by “adding themselves to them. ” For example, in the Scratch program, you can add your photo and voice recording. Personalization engages in learning, makes it more interesting and motivating.

      Reliance on intrinsic motivation and interests. Through programming, you can use the internal motivation of the child, and not use the system of external rewards. For example, Scratch selects individual projects to show on the homepage, instead of direct rewards in the form of points, points, or stars. Children are happy when their project is chosen. The idea behind this approach is to motivate others by giving them new ideas. The user profile does not say how many times his projects appeared on the main page, but only on how many projects the child worked on.

      The usual result of programming is a project. The child immediately sees whether the program is working or not. If it doesn’t work, he tries to understand what needs to be learned to complete the project. The student is motivated, it is interesting for him to look for answers to questions to which the teacher does not know the answer, but he can definitely help find them.

      According to a study on the development of computer thinking, a formal setting develops systematic thinking and approaches, while an informal setting helps children develop motivation and identify areas of interest. The ideal environment should combine both. The spread of technology blurs the boundaries between formal and non-formal education. The teacher no longer needs to “pass through himself” all educational programs – the students themselves build new connections with the world.

      Professors Cafai and Burke created two learning environments to evaluate the differences between structured learning and extracurricular environments. In each of them, students created digital stories with the same teacher for ten weeks.

      According to the results of the study, in the extracurricular environment, fewer children completed their projects, but made them harder and bigger. The students in the club used more creative programming skills and collaborated twice as much with their peers. At the same time, for those who are just getting acquainted with programming, a structured lesson will be more effective.

      Comparison of classroom and club learning environments

      The authors of the report “Universal Competences and the New Literacy” suggest supplementing the classroom with making, programming activities and trips to technology parks.

      Making. Educators bring children together in extracurricular activities to create physical or digital projects – making. Creating a real product gives students an incentive to learn, the opportunity to apply knowledge in practice and understand what else needs to be mastered.

      Based on the philosophy of making, schools can be created. For example, in 2011, Brightworks School was opened in San Francisco for children from 5 to 15 years old. They use a fully project-oriented approach to teaching children there. In the classroom, students make projects, for example, they build a “Children’s City”.

      Programming clubs for children are being created all over the world. They are based on the CoderDojo movement, which encourages communities to create free-access programming camps called dojos. For example, in Russia there are two international free clubs run by volunteers CoderDojo and Code Club.

      Programming activities. At these events, participants are given materials to teach programming lessons themselves. It remains for the teacher, parent or child to gather other children together and start learning. For example, Code.org, a non-profit organization, hosts three popular international coding events, the Hour of Code, Code Week EU, and the Bebras Challenge.

      Hour of Code is an hour-long learning program designed for all ages in over 45 languages. The Hour of Code is held in 180 countries.

      Code Week is a two-week event for children organized by volunteers around the world. Code Week is held in 50 countries. Almost 1 million people took part in 2016 in Europe.

      The beaver competition is held every year in 38 countries for children aged 8 to 19. Under the terms of the competition, each participant is given 45 minutes to complete 18 tasks in the field of information technology. The organizers do not require special programming skills, so everyone can handle the tasks. The competition is held on the basis of schools with the support of teachers. The winners receive certificates and prizes.

      Children’s technology parks. These are educational sites for schoolchildren. Technoparks install high-tech equipment to motivate children to study design and computer technology.

      For example, Quantorium is a network of children’s technology parks in Russia. Now there are 24 technoparks in 19 regions of the country.

      Why teach children to code

      1. Programming and computer skills are the new universal literacy as the ability to read or write.
      2. Helps specialists of different disciplines in their work. Workers with programming skills are more in demand in the market.
      3. Develops computational thinking. Helps to solve problems, make decisions and analyze them.
      4. Supports, nourishes and stimulates creative thinking. Helps to come up with new solutions and projects.
      5. Develops the ability to learn, correct mistakes and search for new areas of knowledge.
      6. Unites and helps to find a common language with other people.
      7. Motivates children to learn, ask questions and seek answers.

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      Is it possible to saturate the IT market by teaching programming to children

      Programming in Ukraine is a fishing rod with which you can catch oily fish. Many programmer dads understand this, so even before the birth of their first children, they begin to fantasize about how a three-year-old daughter will write her first script in JS. After all, if 53-year-old Obama succeeded, what can we say about children who absorb knowledge like SpongeBob? Especially if the programmer father is sitting at home, and the cabinets are bursting under old textbooks on C ++, Unix and TCP / IP.

      Raise a programmer out of a child

      How realistic is this? On this issue, the debaters are divided into two camps: conservatives and progressives. The former believe that a person is born with certain skills and lives with them all his life. The second is sure that everything can be learned.

      For a long time science was on the side of conservatives. This upset those to whom genetics said: “Not in this life, my friend!” – something that others don’t have” . Although, of course, conservatives also have a hard time: finding and developing your talent is another task. But over the past 30 years, more and more attention has been paid to this topic, which has resulted in studies that have been framed in bestsellers like Talent is Overrated and Talent Code. It turned out that not only genetics: you can very radically pump the brain and body in any direction, if you approach it competently and create the necessary conditions. So, who knows, maybe my cat will still be able to be taught to parse XML (those same paw-scraping movements at the tray).

      Cognitive development of children

      Children think in symbols and images – otherwise they would not play boring (from the point of view of adults) games with soulless objects, which in their imagination necessarily come to life. It would seem – here it is, abstract thinking! But abstract thinking requires more – the ability to use concepts, to operate with complex abstract concepts and conclusions, the ability to understand generalizations, to be able to abstract and build connections between phenomena and concepts.

      So, symbols and images alone will in no way attract abstract thinking, without which there is nowhere in programming. First you need to get hold of at least logic.

      According to Piaget’s theory, a child under 4-7 years old still cannot fully use logic. For example, it is difficult for him to keep two concepts about the same situation in his head at the same time. If a four-year-old girl is shown a picture with eight dogs and three cats (she is able to identify cats and dogs on it), and then ask – “Are there more dogs or animals here?”, then she will most likely answer “there are more dogs.” This is because it is difficult for a child to focus on two subclasses and a class at the same time.

      So the logic will start to give soot only from the age of seven. Until that time, it remains only to be content with symbols and images.

      In the period of 7-11 years, the child begins to properly use the logical apparatus. But it is too early to talk about abstract thinking at this time: it begins to develop with might and main only at 11-12 years old, allowing the child to make generalizations, put forward hypotheses and assumptions. At this age, the tomboy’s thinking allows him, finally, to fully break away from specific objects.

      That is, the optimal age to start learning how to program a spherical child in a vacuum is 7-8 years old. This hypothesis is confirmed by the intention of the UK Ministry of Education to introduce programming in schools from the age of five. Isn’t it too early? Not at all. It is unlikely that anything will prevent teachers from introducing programming concepts gradually, layering more and more new concepts from year to year. After all, why not go through “Hello, World!” back in childhood? In addition, in schools, from the first grade, they begin to teach mathematics, a very abstract science. If a child feels comfortable in arithmetic lessons, then for sure he will be able to carry out the same calculations in computer science lessons. Only not in a notebook, but on the screen.

      Does this approach work?

      How to know. For example, Maxim Zaslavsky, who started programming at the age of 7 thanks to his father, already by the age of 13 felt that he had seriously advanced in programming: he started with Visual Basic 6, then got acquainted with HTML, and at the age of 9-10 he was already studying C#. Now he is studying computer science at Princeton University, studying ASP.NET and is preparing to release a couple of sites: for the university and for local musicians.

      Maxim himself advises parents to come up with something more visual as a pet-project for a child, where there are more pictures, in order to intrigue. In this regard, the search engine loses to some colorful game. Maxim’s story is a successful example of childhood programming that led to something.

      On the other hand, having a father who is a programmer and a mother who is a sysadmin does not guarantee a bright future in Silicon Valley. An apple does not fall far from an apple tree only if the apple tree grows on a plain, and not, say, on a hill or rock. Children are not at all like their parents, both in character and in interests. Of course, the family influences the child and there is a possibility that he will bend towards the ancestors, but it can also be the other way around: the child, after looking at dad and mom sticking out at laptops every day, will think: “Well, no, I’d rather move more and communicate with people, I’ll go to the realtors! “.

      A child may choose a different path both out of protest, in spite of the parent’s occupation, or simply because, for example, he would rather play the violin than shovel code. And it’s quite possible that for every child who got a computer and textbooks and became a programmer, there will be a child who had all this, but did not become a programmer. And there are many examples of people around who have been taught the piano since childhood, and then they hate it all their lives.

      Maybe we teach children the wrong way?

      If you rely on schools with their constantly yawning computer science teachers, prodigal flowcharts and languishing processors, then there will be no business. The development of a child as a programmer in such an environment occurs not thanks to, but in spite of. Obviously, the quality of teaching needs to be improved. The only problem is that schools, like any state structures, are too inert for quick and high-quality transformations.

      It’s not good to wait by the sea for the weather – that’s why parents who want to raise a programmer choose the path of home education: they either teach on their own or invite a mentor once a week. Such an approach cannot fail to yield at least some fruit. Based on the same principles of “10,000 hours”, “deliberate practice” and “practice makes perfect” that come through from many books and studies on the topic of ability and talent, the child will be doomed to improve his programming skills. And not only a child.

      Personnel shortage in the IT market

      To understand how to solve the shortage of specialists, let’s look at how the USSR satisfied its personnel shortage in the field of science.

      After all, on the one hand, with something, but with science in the USSR, everything was in chocolate. When it dawned on the ruling elite that technical education should be raised in schools, many universities of the Union began to create faculties of general technical disciplines and labor, which could train qualified teachers.

      In 1956, the production of “Young Technician” began. Ten years later, a magazine on children’s technical creativity “Modelist-Constructor” began to be published. The young soviet not only got the opportunity to enroll in the design bureau at the school, but, starting from 1968, he could take part in the regular all-Union competitions of rocket modellers-schoolchildren. A real design paradise – just have time to collect building materials from landfills for design activities.

      Yes, and the humanities faculties were bursting with crowds of people willing and paid, so it was even easier to enter technical specialties where you need to think, in a sense, than others. All cards in the hands of the future scientist!

      But was it a great science?

      Here is what Alexander Nikonov said about this in his book “Behind the Façade of the Empire”:

      On the one hand, everything looked great. The number of scientists in the USSR grew steadily. Students aspired to science, there were competitions for graduate school. On the other hand, I myself worked in science, and I don’t need to tell stories about advanced Soviet science. I know firsthand about dozens of useless research institutes that prepared projects and reports that no one needed. I know about the chronic lag of our science from Western science. I know that the drop in the level of knowledge among university graduates, which many are now complaining about, did not begin yesterday.

      Nobel laureate in physics Vitaly Ginzburg spoke about science in the USSR:

      No need to idealize Soviet science! Indeed, in some areas, such as physics and mathematics, she was at a very high level. Well, this is understandable: the communists needed a bomb from physics, so the physicists had a lot of money. I remember when the Americans first detonated the atomic bomb, my salary immediately tripled. But there were completely failed areas in Soviet science, the clearest example of this is biology, cybernetics.

      Obviously, the Soviet approach did not work. They tried to take it in quantity: go out onto the Soviet street, throw a stone – you will hit an engineer. They tried to take the quality – it was not possible. Even throwing all its resources into armaments and science, the USSR could not catch up with the West. Although it would seem that at that time the children, and then the students, had all the cards in their hands.

      Will it be “great IT”?

      All these initiatives of parents and government programs sooner or later run into the same problem – the human factor. Don’t feed one with bread – let him dig into electronics, don’t touch the second, leave it by the canvas, seduce the third with the programmer’s salary, and he, the scoundrel, having all the trump cards for moving to IT, will sit in the scientific research institute, growing his algae, because he it is interesting.

      Will the mass popularization of programming among children be able to raise their level of development and broaden their horizons? 100%. Will a tomato grow from a sunflower seed if you plant it in a greenhouse, give it textbooks on tomato science and take care of it like a tomato? May be. Genetic engineering works wonders, and a person is perfectly able to adapt and adapt. Another question is whether it will bring him pleasure. For where there is no reward in the form of pleasure, there is no long-term progress.

      So trying to teach a child, if not to teach, then at least to acquaint a child with programming is a noble cause (a mean tear of nostalgia for the “Encyclopedia of Professor Fortran”). Well, then everything will depend on the level of democracy in the family and the desires of the child himself.

      As for the saturation of the IT market, there have always been few intelligent people, so the prospect of satisfying the shortage of personnel in IT should be considered more in terms of increasing the number of coders who could perform simple and routine tasks than in terms of increasing the number of real programmers.

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      About 75% of children in Russia attend extracurricular activities. Most often, parents think about how to entertain the child: they give it to dances, football or to a music school. Using the Pixel school as an example, we will talk about the benefits of alternative activities – extra-curricular lessons for children aged 6–7 in programming and robotics.

      Professional developers often start learning the basics of programming from school. According to the Stack Overflow developer survey, over 54% of professional programmers have written their first line of code by the time they are 15 years old. And before that, they attended classes in computer science and mathematics with interest.

      Programming is a sought-after and promising area that requires a lot of time, effort and energy. The earlier a child is immersed in IT, the higher the likelihood that he will become a first-class specialist. And if in the future the child chooses another profession, learning to program in any case will give useful skills for adulthood. Now let’s see what skills we are talking about.

      Solve problems yourself

      Children improve their problem-solving skills as soon as they take on their first task. The ability to cope with difficult or new situations is problem solving. In the context of programming, coders constantly challenge complexity. IT practice requires children to:

      • break tasks down into small, manageable subtasks;
      • set priorities;
      • formed hypotheses;
      • achieved their goals through difficulties.

      This method of problem solving is also applicable in many other areas. For example, scientists form hypotheses and test them one by one, and in management, all work is built around solving problems.

      Creative thinking

      Creative thinking is the skill of generating unique and fresh ideas. In the classroom, children not only learn programming languages, but also design 3D models, create computer games, and even program robots. Depending on the chosen training program, the child can develop creative thinking through:

      • Robot assembly. The robotics course involves working with the WeDo 2.0 constructor from Lego Education. In the classroom, the guys, together with the teacher, design some kind of mechanical object, connect it to a computer and program it to perform actions (for example, walk or move limbs).
      • Computer games. Students develop their own games using the visual programming designer Kodu Game Lab. The guys create landscapes and characters, write game scenarios and learn to distinguish between genres in the game industry.
      • Programming languages. Schoolchildren of 6-7 years old program with the help of children’s language Scratch Junior. It looks like a Lego constructor: programs are assembled from multi-colored “bricks” – blocks. This language is much simpler than the popular Java and Python, making it ideal for coding at a young age. In the classroom, children invent and “revive” characters, create game backgrounds, draw interactive postcards with musical effects, and also program simple games.

      Love for mathematics

      A child’s school performance often suffers because of the exact sciences. Mathematics requires concentration, patience and logical thinking. And these skills are not easy to develop. Then children’s programming can come to the rescue. Coding games and assembling robots literally bring up in the child a love for the exact sciences.

      The student has the opportunity to independently create computer games and “revive” the designer, only for this you need to improve mathematics a little. Believe me, this is a strong motivator for a child of 6-7 years old.

      Children use mathematical principles in the classroom in a playful way that makes learning formulas and solving problems fun and understandable.

      Perseverance skill

      Programming is one of the few professional disciplines in which it is perfectly acceptable to fail. Not only is a failure immediately recognized—that is, the program “breaks” and doesn’t work as intended—success literally cannot be achieved until all errors have been worked out.

      The simplest programs require the developer to understand a set of problems and solve them; otherwise the code will not work. In the classroom, children often face similar problems, then the teacher joins the work and teaches the child not to give up and find solutions.

      With all the disappointments and setbacks comes the real payoff – resilience. Successful people in life are not those who avoid failure, but those who see it as a useful signal.

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Eyes of Wonder

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JAYME DURANT
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017


Merry Christmas from the Institute for Creation Research! Some of my favorite memories of Christmas surround my children and grandchildren. It’s always fun to watch their faces as they open gifts and discover something new underneath all the wrapping. The gift is always worth the price to see their eyes of wonder.


What if we looked at God’s blessings that way? With the eyes of a child—with eager anticipation, delight, and even wonder. Have you paused long enough to look at God’s gifts with fresh eyes lately?


Consider His great love for us—how He loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sin so we can enjoy a relationship with Him forever. Do we live each day anticipating His presence throughout the day? The details of our daily lives are stamped with His goodness—have you noticed? We can search the Scriptures for a new gem of truth tucked away, and we can anticipate a new discovery every time we open His Word. Our days would probably be different if we delighted in His great grace with every step. How He blesses us when we least deserve it!


Consider His great love for us—how He loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sin so we can enjoy a relationship with Him forever.


Do we look with awe at His creation? Perhaps we’ve become so accustomed to His masterpiece that we fail to notice the grandeur of this world. His majesty drips from the trees, and His splendor calls with the wind. If we see His creation with eyes of wonder, we’ll recognize His handiwork in the stars and His dignity in the eyes of a child. How great is our God!


In this issue, we take a fresh look at the many wonders in God’s divine design. ICR Science Writer Brian Thomas marvels at the many ways ICR’s recent research confirms the Bible: “[Our] calling would be very difficult indeed if science verified molecules-to-man evolution instead of creation. But thanks be to God that His world matches His Word time after time” (“The Gospel and ICR”). Frank Sherwin examines the wonders of “The Created Placenta,” and Dr. Randy Guliuzza describes how racecar drivers display God’s incredible engineering with their coordinated feats (“Beauty in Motion: Formula 1 Drivers”). All of these revelations of God’s power and wisdom in creation are gifts to us, and we can see them clearly if we keep our eyes open.


If we see His creation with eyes of wonder, we’ll recognize His handiwork in the stars and His dignity in the eyes of a child. How great is our God!


Our Lord provides for our needs and requires nothing in return—He understands how feeble our efforts are and how our righteousness falls far short of any repayment. And, yet, He gives. We enjoy the fruit of our God’s goodness, and He delights in the wonder in our eyes.


As you read Acts & Facts, please know that we have prayed for you. We ask God to use every resource we develop to provide a deeper understanding about our Creator and to equip you to share His truth with others. We’ve asked God to draw you to Him, to reveal His truth, and to let you see His wondrous works in creation.


This Christmas, we hope you will celebrate Christ’s birth with renewed vision. As Henry Morris IV reminds us, “He is so much more than a babe in a manger; He is the very Creator Himself.”


* Jayme Durant is Director of Communications at the Institute for Creation Research.

Cite this article: Jayme Durant. 2017. Eyes of Wonder. Acts & Facts. 46 (12).

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Auge von einer schwarzen Frau erschossen großen Makro

frau entspannung in ein wärme park – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Frau Entspannung in ein Wärme park

Frau, die sich entspannt und die Sonne in einem Wärmepark bei Sonnenuntergang genießt

computer bildschirm licht reflektieren aus gläsern. nahaufnahme von augen. geschäftsmann, programmierer oder programmierer arbeiten spät in die nacht mit laptop. nachdenklich konzentrierte kerl in dunkelheit. – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Computer Bildschirm Licht reflektieren aus Gläsern. Nahaufnahme…

Das Licht des Computerbildschirms wird von der Brille reflektiert. Schließen Sie die Augen. Geschäftsmann, Programmierer oder Programmierer, der spät in der Nacht mit Laptop arbeitet. Nachdenklicher, fokussierter Typ im Dunkeln. Reflexion des Monitors.

porträt eines lächelnden und selbstbewussten älteren 87-jährigen hübschen mannes im hut mit schnurrbart. glückliches aktives alter. porträt eines mannes im herbst – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Porträt eines lächelnden und selbstbewussten älteren 87-jährigen…

Porträt eines lächelnden und selbstbewussten älteren 87-jährigen gutaussehenden Mannes mit Hut und Schnurrbart. Glückliches aktives Alter. Porträt eines Mannes im Herbst.

nehmen sie all die schönheit, die sie umgibt – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Nehmen Sie all die Schönheit, die sie umgibt

nachdenkliche abendstimmung mit einer jungen agrolatino-frau – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Nachdenkliche Abendstimmung mit einer jungen Agrolatino-Frau

Eine junge Afroamerikanerin steht auf der Promenade am See und blickt nachdenklich auf das Wasser und die untergehende Sonne. Das Mädchen in einer Weste ist in einer nachdenklichen Stimmung

retro gehirn mit 3d-brille illustration auf grün bg – wonder eyes stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole

Retro Gehirn mit 3D-Brille Illustration auf grün BG

Retro Pop Art Orange Gravur menschliches Gehirn mit 3D-Brille Illustration in Seitenansicht isoliert auf grünem Hintergrund

porträt des glücklichen geschäftsmanns in gläsern – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Porträt des glücklichen Geschäftsmanns in Gläsern

tippen sie auf bildschirm analysieren handel – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Tippen Sie auf Bildschirm analysieren Handel

Eine asiatische Frau, die sich auf ein Touchscreen-Display konzentriert. Der Blickwinkel ist hinter dem Bildschirm, durch die Daten und Bilder zum Gesicht und zu den Händen der Frau, während sie die Informationsfenster manipuliert.

junger geschäftsmann, der handelscharts betrachtet, die sich in einer brille widerspiegeln, aus der nähe. – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Junger Geschäftsmann, der Handelscharts betrachtet, die sich in…

weibliches auge mit langen falschen wimpern – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Weibliches Auge mit langen falschen Wimpern

auge makro, blau mit vielen details – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Auge Makro, blau mit vielen details

Makroblaues Auge mit vielen Details mit Studioleuchten

bevölkerung datenbildschirm – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Bevölkerung Datenbildschirm

Nahaufnahme einer jungen Asiatin, die auf einen Computerbildschirm starrt, der sich in ihrer Brille spiegelt. Die Reflexion zeigt Diagramme; Menschen & Daten.

das mädchen hält kamillenblüten in ihren händen. selektiven fokus. – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Das Mädchen hält Kamillenblüten in ihren Händen. Selektiven Fokus.

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Closeup Kopfschuss Studio Foto Portrait of schockiert mit großen…

nahaufnahme schuss des mannes augen – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Nahaufnahme Schuss des Mannes Augen

schöne gesunde junge frau, die tief atemtief luftaufatmen kann – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Schöne gesunde junge Frau, die tief atemtief luftaufatmen kann

traurige frau – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Traurige Frau

geschäftsmann hält ein teleskop in die augen schauen in die ferne – wonder eyes stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole

Geschäftsmann hält ein Teleskop in die Augen schauen in die Ferne

nahaufnahme von fokussierten geschäftsmann trägt computerbrille zur verringerung der augenbelastung verschwommenes sehen blick auf pc-bildschirm mit computer-reflexion mit internet, lesen, beobachten, online-arbeit spät. – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Nahaufnahme von fokussierten Geschäftsmann trägt Computerbrille…

see-durchru-datenbildschirmbeobachter. – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

See-durchru-Datenbildschirmbeobachter.

Nahaufnahme eines Archivfotos einer asiatischen Frau, die sorgfältig bewegte Daten auf ihrem Computerbildschirm studiert, ist der Bildschirm ungewöhnlich, da er transparent ist und die Kamera durch die Rückseite des Bildschirms schaut.

hübscher junger mann über graue grunge mauer angst unter schock mit überraschung gesicht, angst und furcht ausdruck begeistert – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Hübscher junger Mann über graue Grunge Mauer Angst unter Schock…

nahauf-porträt von ihr sie schön hübsch schön verwirrt mädchen öffnete mund atemberaubende nachrichten isoliert über hellen lebendigen glanz gelben hintergrund – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Nahauf-Porträt von ihr sie schön hübsch schön verwirrt Mädchen öff

halbporträt eines jungen mädchens mit brille nach oben – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Halbporträt eines jungen Mädchens mit Brille nach oben

hautnah beobachten – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Hautnah beobachten

Stockbild einer schönen jungen Frau, die einen durchsichtigen Computerbildschirm studiert und darüber nachdenkt.

ein bärtiger mann meditiert im freien im park mit erhobenem gesicht und geschlossenen augen am sonnigen sommertag. konzept der meditation, träumen, wohlbefinden gesunder lebensstil – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Ein bärtiger Mann meditiert im Freien im Park mit erhobenem…

überrascht baby – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Überrascht baby

mode pin-up frau mit regenbogen-laser aus den augen. minimale collage kunst – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Mode Pin-up Frau mit Regenbogen-Laser aus den Augen. Minimale…

wunderschöne blauäugige brünette tatenlos strukturierte wand sieht traurig – wonder eyes stock-fotos und bilder

Wunderschöne blauäugige Brünette tatenlos strukturierte Wand…

illustration des surrealen abstrakten konzepts des geistesgefängnisses – wonder eyes stock-grafiken, -clipart, -cartoons und -symbole

Illustration des surrealen abstrakten Konzepts des Geistesgefängni

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The Eyes of Wonder – Osho World

Osho on Wonder

YOU HAVE REMINDED ME AGAIN THAT, FOR ME, KNOWING BECOMES KNOWLEDGE, WHICH BECOMES THE PRACTICE OF THAT KNOWLEDGE. EVEN THIS IS BECOMING A PRACTICE. PLEASE COMMENT.

KNOWING always becomes knowledge — and you have to be alert not to allow it. One of the most delicate situations on the path of a seeker: knowing always becomes knowledge — because the moment you have known something, your mind collects it as knowledge, as experience. Knowing is a process. Knowledge is a conclusion. When knowing dies it becomes knowledge. And if you go on gathering this knowledge, then knowing will become more and more difficult — because with knowledge, knowing never happens. Then you carry your knowledge around you. A knowledgeable person is almost hidden behind his knowledge; he loses all clarity, all perception. The world becomes far away; the reality loses all transparency.

The knowledgeable person is always looking through his knowledge. He projects his knowledge. His knowledge colors everything — now there is no longer any possibility of knowing. Remember: knowledge is not gathered only through scriptures — it is also gathered, and more so, through your own experience. You love a woman, for example. You have never known a woman before, have never fallen in deep love. You fall for the first time — you are innocent, you are a virgin. You don’t know what love is — your mind is open. You don’t have any knowledge about love. You are spontaneous. You move into the unknown. It is mysterious. Love opens doors of unknown temples, sings unknown songs into your ears and into your heart, dances with unknown tunes. And you don’t know anything; you don’t have any knowledge to judge by, to evaluate, to condemn, to say good or bad. It is ecstatic. You are gripped by the ineffable experience of love. You live in moments of grace.

But, by and by, you become knowledgeable — now you know what love means; now you know what the woman means; now you know the geography, the topography of love. You have become knowledgeable. You fall in love with another woman. Now, nothing like the first experience happens — nothing like it. Dull. A repetition. As if you have gone to see the same movie again, or reading the same novel again. A little difference here and there, but not much. Now, why are you missing? Why is the same mysterious experience not gripping you? Why are you not throbbing with the unknown again? You are knowledgeable. Something so beautiful like love has become a repetition.

Knowing always becomes knowledge. So you have to be very alert: know something — the moment it becomes knowledge, drop it. Go on dying to your knowledge.

Never carry it — because no other woman is the same. Your first woman was a totally different world; this new woman you have fallen in love with is a totally different world. It is not going to be the same. But if you move through knowledge it will look like the same. Drop the knowledge. Be again innocent. Again move into the unknown — because no two persons are alike. Every person is so unique that there has never been a person like that before and there will never be again. Learn again from A B C and you will be full of wonder. And then you have learnt a deep experience: never allow any knowledge to settle.

All knowing becomes knowledge. The moment it becomes knowledge, drop it. It is just like dust gathers on the mirror; every day you have to clean it. On the mirror of your mind dust gathers, dust of experience: it becomes knowledge. Clean it. That’s why every day meditation is needed. Meditation is nothing but cleaning the mirror of your mind. Clean it continuously! If you can clean it every moment of your life, then there is no need to sit separately for meditation.

Remember, be alert that knowledge has not to be gathered, that you have to remain like a child — full of wonder, full of awe. Every nook and corner is mysterious, and you don’t know what it is. You cannot figure it out, what this life is. Enchanted you run in this direction and that direction.

Have you watched a child running on the sea-beach? So elated! in such euphoria! collecting shells and colored stones. Have you watched a child running in a garden to catch a butterfly? You will not run that way even if God is there; you will not run that way. You will not be so ecstatic even if God is there. You will move like a gentleman. You will not rush, you will not be mad. You will still keep your manners; you will still show that you are mature, you are not a child. And Jesus says: “Only those who are childlike, they will be able to enter into my Kingdom of God” — only those who are childlike, only those who are still capable of wonder.

Wonder is the greatest treasure in life. Once you lose wonder, you have lost your life — then you drag, but you no longer live. And knowledge kills wonder.

That is one of the most difficult problems the modern mind is facing, because knowledge has accumulated every day more and more.

The twentieth century is so much burdened with knowledge.

Hence religion has disappeared — because religion can exist only with wonder, with wonder-filled eyes; eyes which don’t know but are ready to rush into any direction to see what is there; innocent eyes, virgin hearts. So remember to remain capable of childlike wonder.

Science grows out of doubt. Religion grows out of wonder. Between the two is philosophy; it has not yet decided — it goes on hanging between doubt and wonder. Sometimes the philosopher doubts and sometimes the philosopher wonders: he is just in between. If he doubts too much, by and by he becomes a scientist. If he wonders too much, by and by he becomes religious.

That’s why philosophy is disappearing from the world — because ninety-nine percent of philosophers have become scientists. And one person — a Buber somewhere, or a Krishnamurti somewhere, or a Suzuki somewhere — great minds, great penetrating intellects, they have become religious. Philosophy is almost losing its ground. If you become too sceptical, you become scientists. If you become too childlike, you become religious. Science exists with doubt. Religion exists with wonder. If you want to be religious then create more wonder, discover more wonder. Allow your eyes to be more filled with wonder than anything else.

Be surprised by everything that is happening. Everything is so tremendously wonderful that it is simply unbelievable how you go on living without dancing, how you go on living without becoming ecstatic. You must not be seeing what is happening all around. Just to be is so miraculous, just to breathe is so miraculous. Just to breathe and just to be! — nothing else is needed for a religious person. To be full of wonder. And when one is full of wonder, praise arises, and praise is prayer. When you see this wonderful existence, you start praising it. In your praising, prayer arises.

You say: “Holy, holy, holy! ” It is holy. It is so beautiful and so holy.

So the questioner has raised a very pertinent question: “You have reminded me again that, for me, knowing becomes knowledge, which becomes the practice of that knowledge.” These are the three steps. First knowing; then the knowing dies, shrinks, becomes knowledge; then knowledge also shrinks even more and becomes practice or character. A man of character is the deadliest man in the world. He practices his knowledge; he tries to follow his knowledge. He is not spontaneous. He is continuously managing, manipulating, pushing himself this way and that; somehow holding himself together. He is not responsible — responsible in the sense of being capable of response. If you come across him, if you embrace him, he will answer it, but that answer will come out of his past experiencing — out of his character. A man of character is predictable. Only a mechanism can be predictable. A fully conscious man is unpredictable. No astrologer can predict anything about a fully conscious man. He moves moment-to-moment, full of wonder. He acts out of wonder; he acts out of response to the moment. He carries no knowledge, he carries no character with him. Each moment he is new, reborn.

So these are the three steps: knowing dies; knowing becomes knowledge; knowledge becomes character. Be aware — beware! Don’t allow your knowing to fall and to become knowledge. And never allow your knowledge to control you and to create a character for you. A character is an armour. In the armour you are jailed… then you can never be spontaneous. You are already in your grave — a character is a grave. Let your knowing be there, but don’t allow it to become knowledge or character. The moment it is turning into knowledge, drop it, empty your hands. Forget all about it. Move ahead! again like a child. Difficult, I know. Easy to say; difficult to be that way — but that is the only way you can attain to satchitanand — you can attain to truth, you can attain to consciousness, you can attain to bliss.

Yes, it is hard. One has to pay too much for it — but

God is not cheap. You will have to pay with your whole being. Only when you have paid totally and you are not holding anything and you are not a miser, and you have sacrificed and surrendered yourself totally, will you attain. God comes to you when you are not; when you have become just a zero God comes to you. He is just waiting by the corner. The moment you become empty, He rushes towards you, He comes and fulfills you.

Don’t allow knowing to become knowledge and character. Then a totally different type of character will arise which will not be like the character you have seen in the world. It will be inner — a discipline which comes from the innermost core of your being. Never forced! — always spontaneous. It is not like a commandment: it is an organic growth. God is your spontaneous organic growth.

Source:

This is an excerpt from the transcript of a public discourse by Osho in Buddha Hall, Shree Rajneesh Ashram, Pune. 

Discourse Series: A Sudden Clash of Thunder

Chapter #2

Chapter title: When you are Not, God is

12 August 1976 am in Buddha Hall

References:

Osho has spoken on Wonder, innocence, meditation, love, dance, ecstasy, prayer, spontaneity, consciousness, bliss, religionin many of His discourses. More on the subject can be referred to in the following books/discourses:

  1. The Book of Wisdom
  2. The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha
  3. The Messiah, Vol 2
  4. Tao: The Golden Gate
  5. Unio Mystica
  6. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra
  7. The Wisdom of the Sands
  8. Zen: The Special Transmission
  9. Beyond Enlightenment
  10. The Book of Wisdom
  11. The Hidden Splendor
  12. The Razor’s Edge
  13. The Tantra Vision
  14. Sat Chit Anand
  15. The Beloved

How Do Our Eyes Make Us See?

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  • What are the major parts of the eye?
  • What role does the brain play in sight?
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Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Alix from Lincoln. Alix Wonders, “How do our eyes make us see?” Thanks for WONDERing with us, Alix!

Have you ever gone on a long road trip with your family? Stopping at neat locations along the way is so much fun, but the hours and hours on interstate highways in between stops can get a bit boring.

Many kids play games with their friends and family members to pass the time. Have you ever played license plate bingo? It can be a challenge to spot as many different states’ license plates as possible during your journey.

Or maybe you prefer to play “I Spy.” You might say, “I spy with my little eye…something red!” Then it’s up to your friends and family members to guess whether you’re talking about the stop sign, the fire truck, the cool little red Corvette, or something else entirely.

Playing “I Spy” makes you think about how incredible your eyes are. They can look around in all directions, focusing on things near and far in mere milliseconds. They’re on the job, helping you experience the world around you from the time you wake up until you go to sleep.

But exactly how do they make you see? What parts of the eye do what jobs? How are they able to do things the world’s most technologically-advanced cameras can’t do?

Human sight is all about light. That may seem obvious, since it’s nearly impossible to see things in the dark. But it’s light reflecting off objects and entering the eye that allows us to see them.

When light bounces off an object in your field of vision and enters the eye, it first penetrates a thin layer of tears that cover the eye’s clear outer layer called the cornea. The cornea helps to focus the light as it enters the eye.

On the other side of the cornea is a liquid substance called the aqueous humor. This fluid maintains the proper pressure inside the eye. After the aqueous humor, light passes through the pupil, which is the round opening in the iris that you otherwise know as the colored part of your eye.

The iris changes the size of the pupil to adjust the amount of light it lets in. When it’s dark, the iris makes the pupil larger to let as much light as possible in to help you see. When it’s bright out, though, the iris makes the pupil smaller to reduce the amount of light entering to prevent damage to the eye.

After light passes through the pupil, it moves through the lens. The lens focuses the light onto the retina, which is the back surface of the eye. The retina is kind of like the screen in a movie theater or the film in a camera.

Ligaments inside the eye change the shape of the lens to keep light focused properly on the retina. Sometimes, however, our eyes need extra help. That’s why some people wear glasses that help to bend light so that it’s perfectly focused on the retina.

When light hits the retina, it activates photoreceptors called rods and cones. These special nerve cells convert light into electrochemical signals. Those electrical impulses then travel to the brain along the optic nerve.

The image the brain receives from the eyes is actually upside-down. The brain turns the image around as it processes it, so that we see things as they really are.

Although it may seem like a simple process, the coordination of all the different parts of the eye along with the optic nerve and the brain requires countless adjustments that happen in milliseconds as we look around.

If you think about all that is happening as you look at something as small as a human hair and then look into the sky at something as large and far away as the Moon, you’ll realize what amazing organs your eyes really are!

Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and National Council for the Social Studies.”>Standards:

CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA. R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1

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Are you ready to SEE what else you can learn about your eyes? Ask a friend or family member to help you explore the following activities:

  • Do you have any idea how incredible your eyes are? Learn more when you visit National Geographic to explore Your Amazing Eyes! Write down at least three interesting facts that you learn and share them with a friend or family member.
  • Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you couldn’t see? How would your life be different? Use a bandana to make a blindfold and wear it around the house for several minutes. What do you think you would miss most about not being able to see? Discuss your thoughts with a friend or family member.
  • We’re all used to having our eyes open for most of the day. However, you can have fun and learn some interesting things with your eyes closed. Check out Top 10 Things To Do with Your Eyes Closed to sample a variety of activities that will teach you more about your amazing eyes!

Wonder Sources

  • http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/curriculum-blogs/biology-blogs/how-do-our-eyes-work
  • http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/amazing-human-eye

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Mydriasis – pupil dilation. Symptoms of mydriasis, at what lesion occurs. Drug-induced mydriasis

Mydriasis is pupil dilation. Symptoms of mydriasis, at what lesion occurs. Drug-induced mydriasis
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  • What causes mydriasis
  • Diagnosis of eye mydriasis
  • Treatment of mydriasis

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Mydriasis is the dilation of the pupil under the influence of stimuli. The process is provided by relaxation of the visual sphincter – a circular muscle responsible for the narrowing of the pupil. Physiological mydriasis occurs reflexively, for example, when lighting becomes worse, or if a person looks into the distance. Mydriasis is characteristic of states of stress and fear (remember the proverb “Fear has big eyes”?), As well as surprise, joy, euphoria.

The main difference between physiological mydriasis and other varieties is that pupil dilation is always temporary. As soon as the stimulus disappears (the lighting becomes brighter, the person calms down), the pupil diameter again approaches the norm – 2-4 mm. Another symptom of pathological mydriasis is uneven pupillary dilation.

What causes mydriasis

Pupil dilation is called pathological mydriasis if there are no natural pathogens to trigger the reaction. This condition can be caused by external or internal factors. Depending on the cause of the manifestation of the pathology, mydriasis is divided into:

Pathology name

Description

Traumatic Such mydriasis occurs when the eye is affected, such as contusion. In this case, the pupil expands to 7-10 mm and does not react to light. It can also be caused by eye surgery.
Paralytic The pupil dilates due to paralysis of the sphincter of the pupil. Mydriasis occurs when the nucleus or root of the oculomotor nerve is damaged, pathologies of the central nervous system, an acute attack of glaucoma. Paralytic mydriasis is also observed in case of poisoning with cocaine, quinine, carbon dioxide.
Spastic It is caused by a spasm of the pupillary dilator – the muscle responsible for pupil dilation. The cause may be irritation of the cervical sympathetic trunk, damage to the brain or spinal cord. Spastic mydriasis is also observed in some pathologies of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and thyroid gland.
medical The cause of drug-induced mydriasis is the effect of a drug. Means with atropine, scopolamine, tropicamide and other substances in the composition are used. Such drops are instilled by ophthalmologists to study the visual apparatus or before surgery.

Mydriasis and miosis (pathological reduction in the size of the pupil) can be symptoms of such dangerous diseases as meningitis, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, brain tumor, diabetes mellitus. That is why the condition when the pupils are of different sizes cannot be ignored: the sooner you see a doctor, the higher the chances of stopping the disease in the early stages.

A person with mydriasis of the pupil complains of a cloudy image, a feeling of a film on the eye, and difficulty with focusing. Depending on the causes of the pathology, the symptoms can be supplemented:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • headache;
  • lethargy, fatigue;
  • lacrimation;
  • pain in the eyes;
  • sensation of a foreign body in the eye, etc.

Eye mydriasis diagnostics

The first thing an ophthalmologist is convinced of is that pupil dilation is not physiological. Further examinations include:

  • checking the visual organs with an ophthalmoscope;
  • CT or MRI of the brain;
  • neurosonography;
  • Ultrasound of cerebral vessels;
  • lumbar puncture;
  • general analysis of blood and urine, etc.

If the problem is not only of an ophthalmological, but also of a neurological nature, the patient must be sent to an appointment with a neurologist.

Treatment of mydriasis

Unilateral or bilateral mydriasis caused by medication resolves within 24 hours. If the pupil has not narrowed, miotic drugs are prescribed.

In other cases, treatment is aimed at eliminating the underlying disease. For example, in an acute attack of glaucoma, drugs are prescribed that narrow intraocular pressure and normalize blood circulation, as well as drops that narrow the pupil. If these funds do not help, an operation is prescribed. To eliminate mydriasis in case of damage to the nucleus of the oculomotor nerve caused by an aneurysm, an operation is performed to eliminate the aneurysmal sac pressing on the nerve trunk. With cerebral edema, drugs are used that drain excess fluid.

The prognosis for pathological mydriasis in most cases depends on how timely treatment is started. For example, the sooner the factors affecting the nerves are eliminated, the faster and more efficiently they will recover.

Embroidered eyes, patchwork and grass weaving: how can folk artists surprise?

Culture24 – Embroidered eyes, patchwork and grass weaving: how can folk artists surprise?

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Veronika Golovchits

In Lesosibirsk, an exhibition of the Krasnoyarsk Masters of the Krasnoyarsk regional competition of folk craftsmen has opened. We talked with artists about rare techniques and the demand for needlework these days.

Embroidery

The youngest participant of the exhibition, Tatyana Emelyanova, showed new horizons of embroidery: unique brooches with embroidered eyes, flowers and birds are now ordered by residents of large cities of Russia and beyond.

I was inspired by the work of one artist who is engaged in embroidery on clothes. Her work hooked me so much that I bought some thread and started embroidering flowers on my shirt. Then I realized that embroidery on clothes takes a lot of time, and I decided to come up with something more mobile, so I came up with a brooch.

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Gradually, I started instagram, and brooches began to be bought from all regions of our country. I was very surprised, because after only three months of work, orders for brooches began to come from Moscow, the Moscow region, Chelyabinsk and even from America.

Patchwork

Patchwork or patchwork – “patchwork” has existed for a very long time, back in the 17th century the Old Believers made patchwork rugs. Today, this type of needlework is in great demand due to its brightness and originality.

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I have been making patchwork bedspreads for over 15 years, mostly as gifts for the family, because I have seven children and twelve grandchildren. It is not possible to create products to order. Basically, people ask to repeat exactly the finished bedspread, but this is impossible. There are no two identical products in this technique, – said master Tatyana Tokareva.

The meaning of patchwork is simple — according to the mosaic principle, artists sew pieces of fabric and patches into a single product: bedspreads, bags, potholders and backpacks. At the same time, many add to the canvases and appliqué elements.

Grass weaving

Perhaps this is the most ancient type of needlework, today it is especially rare, but the artist Nadezhda Mikhailova continues to create herbal bow bowls and toys.

I worked at the Spiridonovsky Center for the Detention of the Disabled, where I conducted creative classes. The most readily available material is grass and hay, so the idea to engage in grass weaving came by itself. To make a bird or a horse, you just need to crumple the grass and secure with linen threads. It’s all simple, but every woman sculpts something from the dough with her kids. It’s the same here – only instead of dough you take hay.

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Caps: picture in picture

Caps are growths on a tree that are carefully cut and dried to create an unusual canvas for painting. According to the artists, this is a rare direction in which it is not always necessary to use paints – many burls already contain a natural landscape, the artist only needs to notice this.

The natural texture of growths on a tree is also used by artists for landscapes on birch bark to create three-dimensional paintings.

Felting, carving and painting

The Folk Art Center helped to revive many techniques through master classes in the regional creative workshop “The Living Spring of Crafts”. Krasnoyarsk craftsmen Nina Ivanova and Tatyana Vysotskaya taught wet felting and patchwork — the participants felted bracelets and hats, sewed patchwork purses. In addition, the Yenisei craftsman Irina Topchieva taught geometric wood carving and helped to make hot coasters in the form of horses with a linen mane.

Another master class on folk painting was held in Lesosibirsk by Sergey Vasilkeev, head of the amateur studio of artists of the GorDK.

Gorodets painting is a more accessible and understandable technique, but unlike Khokhloma and Mezen painting, where accuracy is needed, it is very good in the learning process. The drawing here is created from a large spot to smaller details, thus honing the sequence, the correct holding of the brush, – Sergey notes.

The leaders of the circles of the north of the region will pass on the acquired knowledge and techniques to their students.

Photo: Ruslan Maksimov

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Synonyms for the word (surprise) open mouth (eyes) – these are words close in meaning to the word (surprise) open mouth (eyes), which easily replace it in texts and in conversation. In total, synonyms were found for the word (in surprise) to open the mouth (eyes) – 3 pcs. They can include both words and phrases. Of the found synonyms, words – 2 pieces, and synonymous phrases – 0 pieces. Very often, especially when solving crossword puzzles, the question occurs: “A synonym for the word (in surprise) open your mouth (eyes)”, therefore, our dictionary also contains the number of letters from which one or another synonym consists. The smallest synonym for (surprise) open mouth (eyes) consists of 10 letters, and the longest one consists of 10 letters. You can find the desired synonym word by the number of letters using the table above, and specifically the number of letters column.

About synonyms

Without the words of synonyms in texts of various nature, whether it be narration, reasoning, motivation, it is impossible to overcome the unjustified repetition of the same word. Also, the use of synonymous words instead of (in surprise) to open the mouth (eyes) is used in literature as a way to link adjacent sentences in the text. In the style of Russian literature, when a text is written, the repetition of the same words is identified as a tautology and is a gross lexical error. Thus, when presenting the text at the initial stage, one of the keywords of the synonym is used, and further along the text, synonyms that are suitable in meaning are already used, revealing and reinforcing the theme of the text for a broader presentation.

For example, the original word “(in surprise) open your mouth (eyes)”, further, depending on the necessary applicability, is replaced by surprised.

Do not forget that in terms of their qualities, synonyms can be applied using the prefix “not” to antonyms, words that are opposite in meaning. At the same time, the lexical meaning of the formed word of the antonym with the prefix is ​​not also characterized as a synonym.

The word is characterized as a synonym and polysemantic words that form a complex word combination of words in their polysemy according to the lexical meaning of one of the words of the proposed synonym in the context.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize the most important role synonyms play in people’s speech. The use of synonymous words and the ability to use additional resources in the form of dictionaries makes it possible not only to express one’s thoughts in the most accurate and diverse way, but also leads to the enrichment and saturation of our native Russian language.

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“Part of the face

” His fool in the church smashes

“Don’t wrinkle . ..

” In his place were folded violent little heads

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» The area of ​​the head covered by the bangs

» The part of the face on which the obvious is “written”

» The area on the face covered by the bangs

» They frown when they think

» The part of the face covered by the visor of the cap

» In an intelligent person, it reaches seven spans in width

» He is “smashed” by a simpleton who was taught to pray

» They say that this part of the body You can’t break through walls

» What “you can’t break through a wall”

» Eyes sometimes climb on him

» Ears no longer grow above him

» Part of the face that you can’t break through walls

» Part of the skull

»Great recoiler

» In the priest he is Tolokonnoye (Pushkin)

»Part of the face for planting cones

» Place for seven spans

»Place for the sloban

olive part

” Upper part of the face

» Tolokonny at the priest

» Location of the eye of the Cyclops

» “Target” for a click

» What in the old days was called the brow

» Tolokonny brow of the priest at Pushkin

» What is hidden under the bangs

» He frowns in surprise

» “Eyes on . .. climb”

» A wide sign of mind

» A polygon for a crack

» The upper part of the facial skull

» In the smart one – seven spans 900 6 Fool

“Polyana” above the eye

“above the eye

» Firm under the bangs

“Tolokonny …

” “Polyana” under the bangs

“Part of the head

” of the person

“Which is in him what’s on him

»Special sign Socrates

» over eyebrows

“” Facade “Heads

” Seven span deployment

“Wide, Tolokonny

” Under a bang 9000,0006 “target for a bear

” “Polyana” over Polyana “above eyebrows

» Modern “brow”

» Facade part of the head

» Place for a kiss

» Superciliary part of the skull

» Forehead now

» Cleaning under the bangs

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»Strong part of the head

” The fact that over the eyebrows of

“In it seven spans

” The container of seven spans

“that the priest had a Tolokonnoye

” The wall will not be pierced by

“In the priest he is a Tolokonny

» Part of the face in rhyme with the priest

» Tolokon cash of Pushkin’s priest

» Part of the face for stuffing bumps

» A polygon for crackers

» A part of the face on which some have “everything written”

» A not very smart but diligent person will smash him

» The part of the face that is hidden under the bangs

» The area of ​​the head, which in Russia was called the brow

» The upper part of the face above the eyebrows

» The “tholokon” part of the body of Pushkin’s priest

» An intelligent person has seven spans in it

» One of the indicators of emotions on a person’s face

» It is said that smart people have as many as seven spans in it

» Part of the face that can frown

»Part of Pop’s face, injured by Balda’s hands

»Part of the face where the eyes can climb

»In an intelligent person, it is the size of seven spans

»Tolokonnaya __ – an epithet of a narrow-minded person

»”Tolokonnaya” part of Pushkin’s head Buttocks

» The “tholokon” region of the head

» The part of the head that is considered a sign of intelligence

» When surprised, eyebrows rise

» The sacred mark of tilaka is usually applied to it

» What a fool will break during prayer

» A place for stuffing bumps

» The forehead in the modern concept

» Old age idler (colloquial)

» Part of the head for breaking through walls

» Tolokon part of the head Once upon a time there was a pop, oatmeal. ..” (Pushkin)

“It used to be called chelo

” Tolokon rhyme to the priest by Pushkin

“What was once called chelo

” They sometimes try to break through the wall

»Part of the face under the bangs

” Warches with surprise

“He frowns from the Duma

” Place for bangs

“From the temple to the temple

” Copper man of the fool

“Territory of seven spanks

” is hidden under Bangs

»Tolokonnaya part of the face

» At the sage, he is seven spans

»A place for clicking in some games

” hid under the bars of the eyebrow

“Part of the Popovsky physiognomy, on which Balda 9 recouped

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» Part of the body for seven spans

» “Hard” part of the head

» Forehead under bangs

» Not in it, so on it

» Already eyes on … climbed

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» Popovskaya target for Balda

»Hides under the bangs

» Eyes

climb on it from eyebrows to baldness

“7 spans under the bangs

” is cast iron and Tolokonnoye

“Part of the person covered with bangs

“The same brow

” Tolokonnoe brow

“Once upon a time there was a pop, oatmeal . ..

” They wrinkle him, thinking

“Tolokon target for Balda

” meditating

“The brow in the old fashioned way

” eyes climb on it

“Closed with bangs

” Some have oatmeal

“Teddy bear, bump

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📖 Eyebrows, What surprise looks like, CHAPTER 3. Surprise. Recognize a liar by the expression on his face. Ekman P. Page 20. Read online


We use photographs of two people, Patricia and John, to demonstrate typical facial expressions. Appendix I describes the goals we set for ourselves in taking these photographs, how they were obtained and who these people are.

Each of the three parts of the face expressing surprise has its own external characteristics. Eyebrows go up, eyes go wide, jaws open, and then lips part.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows are curved and raised. On fig. In Figure 4 you see Patricia’s surprised eyebrows (B) and her normal or neutral eyebrows (A). The skin under raised eyebrows is stretched and more visible than usual (arrow 1). Raising the eyebrows results in long horizontal wrinkles on the forehead (arrow 2). These wrinkles do not appear in everyone. They are absent in most young children, even when the eyebrows are raised, and are sometimes absent in adults as well. Some people have horizontal lines—grooves that are permanently present on the skin of the face—even when the eyebrows are still, but these lines usually appear in middle age. If these permanent wrinkles are present on a neutral face, they become even deeper and more noticeable when the eyebrows rise in surprise.

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Figure 4

Although a person who is surprised usually not only raises eyebrows, but also opens eyes wide and jaw drops, raised eyebrows can also be observed on a neutral face. In such cases, the facial expression no longer reflects the emotion; it takes on other meanings, some of which may be related to surprise. On fig. 5 you see surprised eyebrows on a neutral face (B) and a completely neutral face (A). When the eyebrows are held in a raised position for a few seconds, this facial expression becomes a emblem doubt or question. Often this is what a person does when he listens to what someone else is saying to him; in this way he expresses without words a question or doubt about what he is told. The question or doubt may or may not be serious; often such an emblem expresses ironic doubt, skepticism or surprise of the listener about the words spoken. If this is complemented by a movement of the head to the side or back, we observe a mute exclamation. If, however, the eyebrows raised in surprise are complemented by a mouth twisted in a grimace of disgust, then the emblem takes on a slightly different meaning – skeptical disbelief or, if a person begins to shake his head back and forth, an incredulous mute exclamation (see Fig. 28).

A

B

Figure 5

5 reveals something else that is very important when considering facial expressions. Patricia appears to show doubt all over her face, but this photo is a composite. Raised eyebrows are just part of the redesigned previously neutral face shown in the left photo. If you cover her eyebrows with your hand, you will see for yourself. Despite the existence of many facial expressions, a change in only one area gives the impression that the rest of the facial features have also changed.

If surprised eyebrows are held in a raised state for a very short time, this may indicate other meanings. If the lifting of the eyebrows is accompanied by a tilt of the head, or a slight movement of the head up and down, then we observe an emblem of salutation called the lifting of the eyebrows; such an emblem, found in Melanesia, was called by one researcher universal. A quick eyebrow raise can also be used as a colloquial “punctuation mark”. When a person says something, they can quickly raise and lower their eyebrows to emphasize a particular word or phrase. Facial expressions emphasize the spoken words, much like italics do in typed text. Other movements of the eyebrows and movements of other parts of the face are also used as “punctuation marks”, which we will definitely talk about later.

Eyes

Surprised face with eyes wide open, lower eyelids relaxed and upper eyelids raised. On fig. 6 (left) Patricia and John have wide eyes in surprise; for comparison, their eyes are shown on the right side of the picture with a neutral facial expression. Note that in a state of surprise, narrow stripes of the whites of the eyes – the sclera – become visible between the upper eyelid and the iris (colored in the central part of the eye). The sclera may also be visible below the iris, but this depends on how deep the eyes are set and whether the lower jaw is lowered low enough to pull the skin under the eyes. Thus, when you see white below the iris, it is not as reliable an indicator of surprise as the appearance of sclera between the upper eyelid and the iris.

Figure 6

Surprised eyes are usually accompanied by surprised eyebrows, a surprised mouth, or both, but sometimes they appear on their own. When the upper eyelids lift, showing the sclera, in the absence of a corresponding change in the positions of the eyebrows and mouth, this movement is almost always short-lived and lasts a small fraction of a second. Such open eyes can serve as a reflection of an instantaneous interest, or as an addition or replacement, for example, for such a word as “Great!” Wide eyes can also be used as colloquial “punctuation marks” to emphasize a particular spoken word.

Lower face

In a moment of surprise, the lower jaw drops, causing the teeth to open and the lips to part. On fig. 7 shows that the mouth, slightly open in surprise, is relaxed, not tense; lips are not closed and not pulled back. Instead, the mouth looks like it opened naturally. The mouth may be only slightly open, moderately open, as shown in fig. 7, or more widely disclosed, and this degree of disclosure depends on how strong the surprise is. We will give an example of such variations below.

Figure 7

The jaw can be lowered without any movement of the rest of the face. On fig. 8 shows a face in which surprise is reflected only in its lower part in the form of a lowered jaw, and for comparison, the same face is shown in a neutral state. The point of dropping the jaw is to express astonishment. Jaw dropping might have happened if Patricia had actually been stunned by something; it can serve as an emblem if Patricia wants to state that she was stunned at some point in the past; or it can be used to give a fake expression to her face when she wants to act stunned. Figures 8 and 5 show how a change in one part of the face leads to a complete change in the expression of the entire face. Take a look at the eye area in Fig. 8B: A little more surprise seems to be expressed than in fig. 8A. But it’s also a composite photograph; if you cover the mouth areas in both images with your hand, you will see that the eyes and eyebrows – forehead in both photos are the same.

A

B

Figure 8

From slight surprise to extreme

The face being experienced differs in its intensity, and reflects these variations. Although there are slight changes in the eyebrows (raise a little) and eyes (widen and open a little wider), the main indicator of the intensity of surprise is the lower part of the face. On fig. 9A shows mild surprise, and Fig. 9B – moderate surprise. Eyebrows and eyes look the same in both photos; only the level of lowering of the jaw changes. The stronger the surprise, the wider the mouth opens. Displays of extreme surprise are often accompanied by exclamations like “Oh” or “Whoa.”

A

B

Drawing 9

Four types of surprise

Surprise can be expressed through only two areas of the face, while the third area remains neutral. Each face, in which surprise appears in two parts, has its own somewhat special meaning. On fig. 10 shows four types of surprise. But before we get into explanations of what message we think each of these faces is conveying and how differences in facial appearance shape these different messages, take a look at each of these photographs and ask yourself, “What message is that?” and: “How does this person differ in appearance from other faces?”

10A Patricia shows an interrogative surprise that is rather vague. This facial expression could be accompanied, for example, by such words as: “Is that so?” or “Oh, really?” It is exactly the same as shown in Fig. 10D, with the only difference that in Fig. The 10G surprised mouth has been replaced with a neutral one. If you put your fingers over the mouth areas of the faces shown in fig. 10A and 10D, you will see that these faces are identical in everything except the shape of the mouth. Surprise looks interrogative when the expression of surprise on the face is created only by the movements of the eyebrows and eyes.

10B Patricia shows surprise that has reached amazement. This facial expression may be accompanied by words such as “What?” or sounds like “Ah” made at the same time as a quick breath. If you cover the eyebrows and forehead with your fingers in the faces shown in fig. 10B and 10D, you will see that these faces are identical in every way, except for the closed parts – the eyebrow and forehead areas. Surprise reaches astonishment when it is expressed on the face only through the movements of the eyes and mouth.

A

B

C

D

10B Patricia shows a surprise that is closer to stunned, or less interested surprise, or the surprise that an internally devastated or drugged person can express on the face. If you close your eyes to Fig. 10V and 10D, you will see that everything is the same on them, except for the eyes. Surprise looks like bewilderment when it is expressed only by the movements of the eyebrows and mouth.

10D shows the expression of surprise created using the elements of all three areas of the face. The meaning of the message spread by such a person lies in one word – surprise.

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Today, perhaps everyone has heard about the concept of emotional intelligence. Psychologist Daniel Goleman is the same person who introduced this concept into circulation. In the book “Emotional Intelligence” – the basics of the basics: what is EQ, how it differs from “ordinary” intelligence and why the owners of the first are often inferior to the owners of the second.

The book has been on the bestseller list since 1995, has been translated into 40 languages ​​and has sold millions of copies. We recently released the 11th edition – with a new translation and additional comments. Goleman clearly explains how EQ works and gives tips to help curb strong emotions.

No less than IQ

The definition of Homo sapiens – a reasonable person – misleads many. Modern science has proven that emotions are as important as cognitive abilities. Yes, and from our own experience we know that we choose with our hearts more often than with our minds.

The intellect is powerless when emotions take over.

Every emotion prepares the body for responses. In a moment of anger, blood rushes to the hands, making it faster and easier to grab a weapon or strike an enemy. The release of hormones, such as adrenaline, provides a boost of energy, which is enough for decisive action.

Emotional intelligence
A person who has experienced fear turns pale. This occurs as a result of the outflow of blood from the head (feeling that the blood “freezes in the veins”). The body becomes numb, giving time to assess the situation and decide whether it is better to quickly hide in a secluded place.

In ancient times, instant emotions could provide a decisive advantage and a chance for survival. There is no such need these days.

By raising your eyebrows in surprise, you increase the space covered by the gaze, and more light enters the retina. As a result, the brain is able to collect more information about the unexpected event in order to develop the best course of action.

Feelings don’t have to be fought, they have to be managed. Every emotion is needed and important.

Childhood memories

The first emotional reactions in a child’s life remain with him forever. They take root even before the baby can express feelings in words. That is why it is so important who and how takes care of the child in the first years of life.

Reactions – those that come from childhood – do not leave us in adulthood.

The amygdala can react by going mad with rage or fear before the cortex knows what’s going on: the raw emotion is triggered independently of and ahead of thinking. Our explosive emotions remain unknown to us, and we continue to succumb to them.

The myth of emotional discharge

You may have heard the following opinion: in order for an emotion to let go, you need to let it go, that is, do not hold yourself back. However, research shows that this is not always the case.

Strong emotions impel to action: I want to scream, stomp, throw objects that come to hand. If you “indulge” anger, you will inflame yourself even more and may fall into an indomitable rage. You will fall into a funnel from which it is difficult to get out.

It is easy to draw an analogy with nature: let the wind pick up and there will be a hurricane

Our task is to influence the duration of the emotion. Do you realize that you are annoyed or angry? Switch. Tell yourself that you will come back to thinking about the situation later.

Ineffective ways to cope with sadness

Sadness is another emotional state that we strive to get rid of as soon as possible. However, sometimes sadness is necessary. When a person experiences a loss or is trying to cope with a major loss, sadness causes them to “take a break” to process what has happened. It helps to adapt to new realities.

At the same time, it is important not to slip into depression. In order not to feel worse, you need to be able to cope with a depressed mood. Here are the mistakes we most often make.

  • privacy

Usually it only adds to sadness a feeling of loneliness, disunity with people, and does not help.

  • crying

Reinforces psychic experience and prolongs suffering.

  • Watching TV

Studies show that people tend to be even more depressed after watching a few programs than they were before turning on the TV.

What else

We have two minds: one thinks, the other feels. The book will help you understand the laws by which our “irrational” self (and in fact, very rational) behaves in different areas of life – from family to work.

You will learn how to develop emotional intelligence in children and adults. What to do if you have a psychological trauma or violent temper. How to create a healthy atmosphere in marriage.

Here are some other topics you will find in the book “Emotional Intelligence”:

  • How the brain “produces” emotions
  • Why emotions often outweigh common sense
  • How to deal with “poisonous” thoughts
  • Simple ways to cheer yourself up
  • To inspire yourself and children to study is real
  • How to communicate openly, sincerely and constructively

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My home is limited to only 6 to 8 children depending on age so my availability is reserved to parents that want true home daycare; my home is home when they are not at home.
Please feel free to call me any time for any questions. I am always here to help.
Diane
Owner, Daycare Provider
Cell/Text: 408-807-8467
*State of California Department of Social Services License
*Certified EMP International
*Certified MEDIC First Aid for pediatric CPR and First Aid for children, infants, and adults….

Elham Daycare

5384 Romford Drive, San Jose, CA 95124

Starting at $400/day

Description:

Elham Small Family Home Child Daycare.
My rates are very reasonable compared to the high rates of preschool, and your kid would learn similar educational material that they would in preschool. I provideholiday, overnight or weekend care with notice in advance.
I have been running my daycare for more than 14 years; I really enjoy taking my time with babies and kids. The daycare is part of my house which is a large common area to play and learn. I treat my daycare’s kids like my own, since they all call me “mama” right when they start talking. 🙂
There is a separate/private room for babies or children who need a quiet environment to rest.
The house is facilitated with the central system of heater and air condition.
When the weather permits, we play in the safe, private and large size backyard.
Very clean and healthy environment.
Children will be entertained and taught alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors and many other fun activities.
Feel free to call Elham any time at the following number:
Cell: (408)210-5090….

Recent Review:

We cannot say enough nice things about Elham and her family, because she has been a loving, patient, and kind teacher and caretaker of our child for the past four years. She truly loves all her kids and treatsthem like family! Not only do we know our son is well taken care of in a clean, safe home with a fun yard to play in, Elham is a great teacher and uses a preschool curriculum to teach all the basics in shapes, colors, letters, numbers, and writing starting at an early age. Our son never attended a typical pre-school, but starting school in the fall we know he is well prepared knowing alphabet and numbers, drawing shapes and letters, and even started getting into the basic math problems she teaches.
It’s such a great environment for learning and fun for kids of all ages – from mere months old our kid was consistently around a diverse group of babies and kids of all ages, which has helped him be very gentle with babies as he got older along with learning to be a good friend with kids his own age. We could not have asked for a better daycare for all these years, not to mention her rates are super reasonable for the area and she is always flexible and understanding for those times you need a bit earlier or later. We’ll miss Elham when we have to leave, but glad another child will get to make a new friend and teacher!…

Reviewed by Lisa C

KidsPark

2858 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128

Starting at $10/day

Description:

Hourly Care
On your own schedule. Come when you need us days, evenings and weekends.
For young children new to childcare, keep your first visits short till they are comfortable with the routine.
Back-up Care
Be prepared. Come for a tour and register so you are ready if there is a schedule glitch or your regular provider or school is closed
For young children, have them visit a few times before they are left for a full day so they are comfortable with the environment.
Preschool Education
Pick your schedule. Pick your days. Perhaps come for 1 or 2 days a week until they are use to school. Then, add more days.
Do you usually come Monday-Wednesday-Friday but one week you miss Wednesday? No problem, come Tuesday or Thursday or skip a day.
Lessons are repeated throughout the week in new ways to engage all learners. This method is ideal with children on different schedules. Each child is exposed to the same material.
No need to pay when you are on vacation or your child doesn’t attend….

San Andreas Day Care

1509 San Andreas Ave, San Jose, CA 95118

Starting at $110/day

Description:

San Andreas Daycare doors have been open since August, 2018. I am a wife and a mother to three girls. I am extremely reliable, loving, nurturing, peaceful, laid back and very experienced. I have cared for somany wonderful families with young children over the years.
My program includes reading, singing, art and outside exploring and exploring our imagination. I focus on learning letters, numbers, colors, shapes and animals names. I love teaching infants how to crawl, walk, talk and when child shows interest potty training; when parents are ready. I am a wonderful cook and can’t wait to meet your family….

Skyway Child Care

4485 Illsley Ct., San Jose, CA 95136

Starting at $20/day

Description:

We provide safe, affordable, high quality care. At Skyway child care, your child will grow in a loving and caring environment. Batool Afjei, Licensed Caregiver with over 10 years of experience operating anin-home day care. Committed to providing high quality care in a home environment. Skyway Child care offers children the opportunity to learn and grow. Your child will be provided with one-on one contact. This will allow to build stability and better nurture and support your child as they grow. Our goal is to give you a sense of comfort and confidence knowing that your child’s well-being is our top priority.
OFFERINGS/RATES:
FULL TIME (4-5 DAYS) $400.00
PART TIME (2-3 DAYS) $350.00
DAILY (ONE FULL DAY/WEEK) $120.00
HOURLY $20.00
Visit our website: skywaychildcare.com
Call or Text: 408-499-1914…

Sandy’s Child Care

5049 Leigh Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Starting at $120/day

Description:

I’m a mother of three girls, 22, 25, and 29. My husband and I have been married 31 years this October. While our girls were growing up, I took of care of children, one or two at a time, sometimes 3 or 4 as ourgirls got older. I’ve cared for infants, toddlers and while our girls were in elementary school and middle school, after school care. My love of children also carried over to when I owned a Jazzercise franchise for 19 years. During this time, in addition to teaching adult classes, I also taught classes for K-5th grade. I taught PE at a few schools, held after school programs, and summer camps. I also volunteered at a school every spring for 9 of those years by teaching a dance to the four kindergarten classes for their Dance Fest.
I’m still caring for children just 1-2 at a time so I can give the children all of my attention. I love reading to the children in my care, going on walks to the park, singing, bubbles, play dough and arts and crafts. Most recently I was taking care of a little boy, 22 months old. I cared for him since he was 4 months, they recently moved.
If you’re looking for a small, loving, home daycare situation with someone who loves to read to your children and has wonderful references, please contact me….

Description:

Hello!
My name is Saima and I run a home daycare in West San Jose, California called EverRose Daycare and Preschool!
I have worked at Kinder Care, Primary Plus, and One World Montessori. I also receivedearly child care education from West Valley College and I am a mom, raising five kids, ages ranging from nine to twenty-three.
My license number is: 434415436
Daycare is where a child takes his or her first steps. To begin with, it is important for children to grow, learn, and thrive in a safe and caring environment. They should be given the opportunity to have fun and enjoy their time at daycare.
This is our goal: to provide a positive home atmosphere that in turn promotes the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of the children. Various unique learning experiences will be provided on a daily basis for this purpose.
-We have openings for infants, toddlers, and school age children
-CPR, First Aid, and Preventive Health certified.
-Lunch and snacks
-Large enclosed outdoor play area
-Preschool curriculum
-Conveniently located and accessible from Highways 280 and 85, and Lawrence and San Tomas Expressways
-Only ten minutes away from Apple’s headquarters
Check out our website: www. everrosedaycare.com
For more info:
email: [email protected] or
call/text: 408.821.5658….

Recent Review:

This is absolutely one of the best daycare so far. Best part is the family is friendly, educated and approachable. Our daughter has been going here since she was 2, and she loves it. She came home everyday withactivities. In the beginning she wasn’t too thrilled about going to daycare, but now she wakes up everyday telling us to take her to daycare.
If you’re looking for a safe, creative, and loving environment for your little one’s this is it. As a first time parent we always have doubts about sending our daughter to daycare, but this daycare put all of that at ease. Also, the pictures and videos they send at the end of the day is a bonus….

Reviewed by Estella A

Description:

Hi my name is Nancy, I have been married for 34 years. I have a 32 year old son and I have a 30 year old daughter. I also have to amazing little grand daughters, ages 4. 5 and 2.5 year old. I was a stay athome mom when my 2 children were toddlers. When they entered kindergarten I worked at their school for 10 years as a teacher’s aid in 2nd grade. When my 2 children went to high school I decided to open my own home daycare. I had always hoped to do that. I have had my daycare since 2005. I enjoy scrapbooking, going to Disneyland with my family, I love to cook, I
enjoy gardening. My husband and I are involved with the Make a wish foundation.
Most days I have 6 children in my care. We have sharing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have music time, circle time, and craft time daily. The children have many activities, and toys to play with during the day. We go outside also (weather
permitting). On days when we play outside the children have ride on toys, water tables, balls, chalk, and other things that they enjoy.. I provide 2 healthy snacks , breakfast, and hot lunches. Each child has a bucket and a daily journal that they bring to daycare each day. I write in a journal so that the parents can see what kind of day their child had. These are just a few things about my daycare. If you would like more information about my daycare please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you. Have a wonderful day!…

Description:

Thank you for visiting my page!
I’ve partnered with parents in raising their kids since 1995, when it was my way of providing for my family while home with my own kiddos. I live on a tree lined street nearHacienda School, providing a nurturing family environment for the kids. Having an abundance of experience with young kids, I’m happy to assist parents with parenting questions or concerns anytime. I enjoy relationships with all my daycare parents, working hand in hand with them in offering a wonderful experience for their kids.
Your family’s health, safety and well being are my highest priority! I’ve worked diligently to protect my daycare families during this pandemic and continue to follow all guidance at all times, including being fully vaccinated and masking.
It’s important for my families to be in community with each other, which I foster by hosting Friday night dinners at my home as well as Halloween and Christmas celebrations for the families. I look forward to resuming these fun activities when it is safe to do so!
I serve nutritious, delicious meals and snacks including whole grains, organic milk, organic infant formula and organic fruits and vegetables.
I offer each child personal care and attention as we enjoy our daily activities promoting preschool and kindergarten readiness, socialization skills and self esteem.
I have a large, shady patio where the kiddos can play in the sandbox or water table, or draw pictures with sidewalk chalk. My lawn is very spacious, where kids enjoy a playhouse along with various toys to climb up and slide down. Sometimes we just run around in the sprinklers!
Contact me to arrange a time for me to show you what I’m all about….

Description:

We are following all CDPH guidelines and currently requires all individuals who are two years of age and older to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, unless they are (1) eating or drinking. We arealso try maintain 6-feet distance while kids are playing eating or sleeping. We are fully in compliance with all cdc guidelines.
Being a mother of two, I understand that leaving your kids can be frightening; therefore, we are dedicated to having your kids feel at home in our family daycare. We offer a preschool program that develops the social, emotional and physical well-being of every child. Our mission is to understand that every child is unique and special in their own way.
*State Licensed, First Aid Certified, CPR Certified.
*Language: English, Punjabi, Hindi.
*Non Smoker Home, Non Alcoholic home, no pets in house.
*8:00 AM -6:00 PM, M-F.
*Ages 4 month and up.
*Small group, After/Before school, Homework help, Pickup and Drop offs.
*Fresh homemade hot meals from prepared from scratch, pure vegetarian meals.
*Healthy snacks (veggie & fruits).
*Infant meals prepared at home.
*Big playground in backyard with a tall fence, cleanest learning environment.
*Lots of age appropriate toys, lots of board/brain games, lots of books.
*Home has safety locks everywhere.
*Progressive preschool education, Fine Motor, Gross Motor.
*Art, Cooking, Science, Math, Singing and Dancing.
*Story telling, Alphabet (ABC), games, Phonics, Reading, Writing.
*Teaching new English words, Prepare for school.
*Playing together and sharing with other children.
Contact us for a tour & please bring your state ID for tour.
Thank you,
Learn N Play Daycare…

Description:

Working with children has been my passion for many years. One of the most fulfilling experiences in my career as a physical therapist was promoting a healthy physical development for children of all ages. Inthe many years of working as a childcare provider, caring for children has been a responsibility I have taken very seriously.
In a fun, loving, play based environment, I strive to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of each individual child.
I have completed CPR / First Aid, Safe and Healthy Training and I have taken SIDS classes.
I am fluent in English, Italian and Romanian.
Our program is designed to include planned and spontaneous activities in response to a child interests where indoor and outdoor play, art, music, movement are incorporated into daily plan.
In addition we include:
craft activities around weekly themes;
large fenced backyard with age appropriate play structures for children of all ages;
weekly music class;
potty-training when age appropriate;
preschool based activities for older children;
home-cooked meals with organic ingredients.
One of the goals is to create an appropriate educational environment which guides children from one developmental level to another.
Each child is unique and deserves everything that makes him/her happy and keeps him/her interested in learning new things everyday….

Recent Review:

I met Ioana at school pickups. She was super friendly to my daughter. Started during covid and am amazed by how loving and caring she is each and every day. She has a special place in my daughters heart. Andfrom the very first day she would sit and hold my daughter during nap time, (as until then she would sleep like that only) And slowly transitioned her to sleep on her own. She is the best. The care the love the things my daughter has learned and grown into, I couldn’t have done it myself. Can’t stop praising her enough.
Love her and her care team….

Reviewed by Ridhim

Colleen’s Day Care

802 Spindrift St, San Jose, CA 95134

Starting at $275/day

Description:

I am a licensed provider for over 19 years. I pride myself that my environment is a loving and safe place for children.
*Activities are age appropriate.
*We bring activities that enrich each child withstories, ABC, colors, and shapes. *Our children also learn independence, sharing, communication with classmates and others. Along with everything else, we include a preschool program to get our little ones ready for Kindergarten.
*A backyard that offers a variety of play activities for the children.
*All meals are provided by the guidelines of the 4C’s food program.Vegetarian meals upon request.
*Business hours are 6 am to 6 pm.
*Ages are newborn to 5 years old.
*CPR, First Aid, Finger Printed and background clearness.
*Over 32 units of Early Childcare Education.
*Along with private, we also take subsidized programs….

Watch Me Grow Daycare

1615 Almond Blossom Ln, San Jose, CA 95124

Starting at $1700/day

Description:

Coping with kids and work everyday can be a delicate balancing act, but help is right around the corner! We are a licensed Home Family daycare, providing your community with quality child care services for over9 years. Our commitment is to offering a secure supportive environment for your child to develop his or her academic, physical, and social skills at their own pace, and, most of all, to make learning fun! In addition to plenty of love, we also provide the cleanest, most well-equipped facilities for your child to explore and grow in, and we pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service….

Lingling Daycare

3216 Birchwood LN, San Jose, CA 95132

Starting at $1600/day

Description:

We are dedicated ourselves to teaching children more than 10 years. We are well-qualified and experienced
We are trilingual English & Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese).
We provide organic healthy and nutritiousfood.
We are offering a safe and clean place for the kids, as well a fun learning environment for the children including-reading and music, colors and shapes, numbers and alphabets.
HOUR OF OPERATION: Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 6:00 pm).
Full-time and part-time are available.
Located near Morrill Middle School and Great mall
Children ages 2/m to 5/yrs.
Please call or text Lindsay at 415-521-6441
to schedule a visit. Please send me a text msg or leave a voicemail if I missed your call. I will get back to you immediately. Thank you and we appreciate your business.
Lindsay….

Recent Review:

We are so happy with Ling Ling Daycare. Lindsay is so knowledge. She answers all my questions and always give us daily update on how my son is doing. We started Ling Ling when my daughter was five months andnow she is in preschool. When we pass by Lindsay to pick up my son she always want to get out of the car to say “Hi”. My kids learn so much from Lindsay. I am so happy that we found this place….

Reviewed by Casey C

Next Generation

2205 Corktree Lane, San Jose, CA 95132

Costimate: $243/day

Description:

History:
My mother (Suzie) and I work together to take the best possible care of your children. We started this business back in 2005 in Virginia under her name. She has a lifetime history and experiencetaking care of children both personally (4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren) and professionally (home daycare in Virginia). I teamed up with her all these years as a helper in caring for children, as well as handling the business management, accounting, marketing, etc. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Banking Management in 1977 and worked in a bank back in Iran as a Financial Expert in Industrial Projects for 23 years.
In 2014, my mother reduced her activity level. I continued rendering the same services under my name and my license in San Jose. Currently she is my best experienced consultant. We moved to San Jose to be closer to my niece and her family. Due to certain family situations back in 1986, my mom and I became responsible for raising my niece who is now a successful doctor in San Jose. Back then, I took this responsibility of raising her very seriously and started searching and studying Dr. Maria Monterssori. I was fascinated by the method and used it in the upbringing of our now accomplished niece.
We were so impressed by the results of using the Montessori method that we decided to follow this approach in our daycare setting to nurture and develop our children. We believe in the infinite potential of the confident, curious child. We approach education this way because it nurtures engaged, intellectually curious individuals who are prepared to define their own success and contribute to the world in truly original ways.
I’m a licensee and also certified by State Of California in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitations), AED (Automated External Defibrillations), First Aids (Infants, Children and adults), Healthy Habits (Nutrition and Well-Being for Young Children), DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profiles), Social Emotional Developments, Motor Skills and Movements for Young Children’s Physical Developments. In accordance with the California State law, rules and requirements we are both fingerprinted.
Food:
We prepare well balanced nutrition of all organic foods, fruits, grains, vegetables, protein and dairy. Spending time in the backyard for at least an hour a day helps us and our children to get fresh air and Vitamin D to grow healthy bones, teeth, nails and strengthen our immune system….

Description:

Licensed as a large family daycare, we are a Montessori preschool in essence. Currently, we are enrolling children between the ages of 2 and 6. Since its inception, our school has been well loved by ourchildren as well as our parents.
“Ms. Sierra has been a beacon of hope and comfort for us regarding our child’s education and social skills development. She exudes both professionalism and compassion as a preschool teacher.
She loves all her students, nurturing them in a way a parent would; from providing them with fundamental education in a fun, collaborative, and creative way to giving them healthy meals. In addition to teaching them math and languages (Spanish, English, and Chinese), she is very meticulous about tracking the progress of each of her students..”…

Ali’s Home

1495 Santa Fe Dr, San Jose, CA 95118

Starting at $10/day

Description:

Hello Parents!
I am a mother of a 7yo boy and a 6yo girl and a Preschool Teacher offering care at my home, a nurturing, safe and clean environment. I have a lot of experience with infant/toddlers andgetting preschoolers ready for kindergarten.
I am inspired by Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophy:
-Focus on the whole child. I give them tools to learn to become independent, well-rounded, and responsible to be polite and helpful.
-One hundred languages. I encourage children to express themselves in many different kinds of ways (drawing, painting, music, dance, stories etc).
-Hands-on learning. This Improve engagement, focus and better learning outcomes.
-Lots of open-ended projects.
-Nutrition. I try to provide healthy choices at every meal. I usually prepare meals from scratch using good quality ingredients. I let my kids help me prepare food as much as possible, definitely one of my favorite things to do with them!
I am Infant/toddler certified.
-Background check and fingerprinted.
-Health and safety training.
-CPR, First Aid.
-Great professional references
If you are interested in something like this please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.
Looking forward to hear from you!
Sincerely,
Ali…

Recent Review:

As first time parents, finding quality care for our daughter with someone we trust was extremely important. Ali has not only exceeded our expectations but has become an extended member of our family! Ourdaughter gets so excited when we tell her she’s going to Miss Ali’s.
Ali is patient, kind, and very attentive to each child she watches. Her home is welcoming and very clean. She provides an abundance of toys, music, arts & crafts, outdoor time, you name it! She’s even been teaching our daughter Spanish.
If I could give her 10 stars I would. Parents: if you want peace of mind for child care, I highly recommended Ali!…

Reviewed by Rebecka B

“ET” Kids!

5083 Country Lane, San Jose, CA 95129

Starting at $8/day

Description:

We are passionate about family! Each family is valued and each child is valued as an individual. I have over 35 years’ experience and my partner has 15. We are committed to each child’s growth building trust,joy and happiness through play, cooking, academics, field trips, parks, libraries, art, music, and honesty! We provide part-time and full-time care, as well as after school care, preschool program, holiday care, drop-in care, and babysitting/after hours.
Preschool Program:
-Full days
-Half days
Curriculum
Academics: We have circle time plus one on one time to work on colors, shapes, numbers, phonics, and small motor skills. Your child will be confident and ready to learn because learning is ENJOYABLE and REWARDING for your child at ET Kids!
Music and Drama: The children join in Music and Theater games that promote laughter, creativity, and applause for one another.
Field Trips: Hands-on and environmental activities! Having group outings stimulates community appreciation and team building in your child. We are off to see… The park, library, ice cream parlor and more! We will have a calendar with the planned projects and field trips for each month.
Gardening: Harvesting green beans, tomatoes, and snow peas; creating a bouquet of flowers!
Arts and Crafts: working with all types of art mediums to learn our basic skills.
After School Program:
-2, 3, & 5 day rates
-Drop in Welcome
-Kinder care offered
-Open 7am – 6pm. Extended care offered.
-All snacks and meals are provided and prepared fresh daily. Healthy menu!
-Daily activities such as cooking, drawing/painting, building, crafts, water fun, musical instruments, walks, dramatic play, gardening, etc.
-Weekly field trips such as library, parks, BBQ, etc. Every month we hand out our calendar with the scheduled activities.
-Daily “homework time” scheduled…

Description:

Joyous program provides children the opportunity to learn, create, and explore exciting new experiences. We understand these first years are critical in your child’s development. At Joyous Home Daycare, wefoster your child’s development through play, and natural expression in a fun and safe environment. Call now to reserve your spot as openings fill up quick.
Age: 3 months to 5 years
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Staff Credentials: CPR, AED, First Aid, Preventative Health and Safety
Contact us….

Cinderella

Curie Dr, San Jose, CA 95119

Starting at $22/day

Description:

Hello, my name is Haki. I can take care of your infants and toddlers in a safe, fun, educational environment with playground and activities. I do accept full-time, part-time, night time, weekend and summer. Iteach alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. I provide breakfast, snack or lunch according to family’s diet. References are available upon request.
I am a mother and have a lot experience with children. I am friendly, very patient, honest, reliable, cheerful, and responsible, I am also a non smoker. I have taken care of over 50 kids from newborn to 6 years old. I will take excellent care of your children. I am very mindful of children’s safety. I always prioritize their well being before mine. If you are interested in my services, please call….

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FAQs for finding daycares in San Jose

In 2022 what type of daycare can I find near me in San Jose, CA?

There are a variety of daycares in San Jose, CA providing full time and part-time care. Some daycares are facility-based and some are in-home daycares operated out of a person’s home. They can also vary in the degree of education and curriculum they offer. Additionally, some daycares offer bilingual programs for parents that want to immerse their children in multiple languages.

How can I find a daycare near me in San Jose, CA?

If you are looking for daycare options near you, start several months in advance of when you need care for your child. Care.com has 2759 in San Jose, CA as of October 2022 and you can filter daycares by distance from San Jose or your zip code. From there, you can then compare daycare rates, parent reviews, view their specific services, see their hours of operation and contact them through the website for further information or to request an appointment.

What questions should I ask a daycare provider before signing up?

As you visit daycare facilities in San Jose, CA, you should ask the providers what their hours are so you can be prepared to adjust your schedule for drop-off and pick-up. Ask what items you are responsible for bringing for your child and what items you may be required to provide that will be shared among other children or the daycare staff. Also, make sure to check directly with the business for information about their local licensing and credentials in San Jose, CA.

5 Best Child Care Centres in San Jose

Day care center playground. Source: Pixabay

Below is a list of the top and leading Child Care Centres in San Jose. To help you find the best Child Care Centres located near you in San Jose, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

San Jose’s Best Child Care Centres:

Scuttlebugs Child Development Center

Community Child Care Council

San Jose Day Nursery

Roxana’s Day Care

Bright Horizons

The top rated Child Care Centres in San Jose are:

  • Scuttlebugs Child Development Center – the center promotes a child-teacher-parent bond
  • Community Child Care Council – has been impacting the lives of children, youth, seniors and families
  • San Jose Day Nursery – rendering a necessary learning curriculum and excellent childcare services
  • Roxana’s Day Care – with a purpose and devotion to create a diverse and creative atmosphere for children
  • Bright Horizons – gives a reliable ambiance that cultivates curiosity and education

Scuttlebugs Child Development Center

Scuttlebugs Child Development Center. Source: Screenshot from www. scuttlebugscdc.com

Scuttlebugs Child Development Center was conceptualized by Sam, among the creator and associates of the center. They love languages, music, reading and therefore do their youngsters. Every child discovers and engages first hand in the abundance of not only their American culture but the nationwide cultures all around them.

They all love their children. The center ensures to promote child-teacher-parent connection or three dimensional bond. That really is, therefore, rewarding nonetheless it’s also crucial that their children love arriving daily to see their own educators in addition to their buddies. Parents may then realize truly currently a sheltered, safe and caring place for their children to learn and grow in their travel to becoming well rounded and well mannered.

Products/Services:

Security, Eats, Health, Extra Step, Whole-Child, Extra-Curricular

LOCATION:

Address: 3291 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: (866) 777-0040
Website: www. scuttlebugscdc.com

REVIEWS:

“Our daughter has had a wonderful experience here and we would highly recommend it! Perks: the teachers are wonderful, everything is included in the cost (food, diapers, etc.), they focus on child development, not just watching your children. The cost is very reasonable as well! Thanks for all that you do Scuttlebugs!” – Colin Triplett

Community Child Care Council

Community Child Care Council. Source: Screenshot from www.4c.org

Community Child Care Council‘s partnership started in 1971 when an organization of parents discovered that their access into the present child development services had been limited since these certainly were prevented by benefiting from superior child care services which other kids in wealthy families were not receiving. Their concerns were assessed by community activists and teachers, and it had been ascertained their child care demands were really perhaps not being met. Then in 1972, the county united at the partnership, and 4 Cs was yielded.

The center has provided many services and programs for all children and even nutritional program. They take pride in employing great individuals who will surely take care of your child for exceptional development.

Products/Services:

Child Care Resource and Referral, Subsidized Child Care Programs, Child Care Food Program, Family Child Care Home Education Network, Early Head Start, Child Care Initiative Project, Kaleidoscope, Health, and Safety Training and Reimbursement Program
TrustLine, Senior Nutrition Program

LOCATION:

Address: 150 River Oaks Pkwy F-1, San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: (408) 487-0747
Website: www.4c.org

REVIEWS:

“Great place and people.” – D. Murray

San Jose Day Nursery

San Jose Day Nursery. Source: Screenshot from www.sjdn.org

San Jose Day Nursery is located in 8th Street in downtown San Jose. Since 1916, the San Jose Day Nursery is focused on providing significant learning programs and superb childcare services for your small kids in the area. At an intricate public ecosystem, the Nursery attempts a team and boards that have a diversity of skills and heritages, compassion and relativity in family connections, and direction at the behavior of programs and service administration.

All teaching staff have been trained in child growth. The vital blend of technical instruction and experience functions as the supply of the expertise required to deal with the complicated problems of the kids and families.

Products/Services:

Preschool Care and Education, Infant and Early Toddler Care and Education, Older Toddler Care and Education

LOCATION:

Address: 33 N 8th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 288-9667
Website: www.sjdn.org

REVIEWS:

“It’s a big place, enough space for activities. ” – Bukky- Third Culture Individual

Roxana’s Day Care

Roxana’s Day Care. Source: Screenshot from www.roxanasdaycare.com

Roxana’s Day Care‘s purpose and dedication would be to develop a diverse and creative atmosphere for kids to grow naturally, funny and more creatively. They present a familiar and reliable atmosphere so that they encounter the world in new intelligent ways at their own movement. Assessing and learning out of those natural parts provides a naturally comprehensive world for them to flourish in.

A number of their customers see Roxana’s Day Care as not a nursery but also at dwelling. They supply a verified community for the parents and families inviting them to engage in and learn together. Parents feel safe and safe knowing that their devotion to their kids’ growth creates a caring connection for the students and family equally.

Products/Services:

Full-Time Day Care, Part-Time Day Care, After School Programs, Before School Programs, Special Needs Care, Summer Care, Meals Provided, Twins/Siblings Care

LOCATION:

Address: 518 War Admiral Ave, San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 225-1561
Website: www. roxanasdaycare.com

REVIEWS:

“I am so glad that I found a place that my daughter loves to go to every day! There is always something new at Roxana’s Daycare while still maintaining an awesome routine for the children. Her home is so organized and full of opportunities for creativity and imagination. The backyard is wonderful and they serve home-cooked meals! It’s definitely a place where I feel my daughter is in good hands. The amount of time and love that Roxana puts into her home definitely shows! I am so grateful that I found Roxana and Erika, they are truly awesome at what they do! Thank you, ladies!!” – Silvia Flores

Bright Horizons

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Bright Horizons‘ duty is to present an inspirational and engaging environment that fosters learning and curiosity. An appreciation for the exterior is encouraged by their two private outside playgrounds. Their families originate in communities that are nearby, making a high-value environment and robust parent ventures.

Children graduate Bright Horizons with the relevant skills they will need to be successful in public or private schools. In polls, faculty and first-grade teachers report that Bright Horizons pupils are eager pupils that are socially and socially ready for years beforehand. Their centers also have strict rules for security and cleanliness and they are pleased to be known as a health-and-wellness version for child care centers.

Products/Services:

The Infant Classroom, The Toddler/Two Classroom, The Preschool Classroom, The Kindergarten Prep Classroom

LOCATION:

Address: 6120 Liska Ln, San Jose, CA 95119
Phone: (408) 225-3276
Website: www.child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com

REVIEWS:

“Excellent daycare! The teachers we have had from Infant Room and Toddler 2 have been outstanding. They provide detailed updates daily on my child’s progress and development. My child has also learned so much over the past year.” – Zabrina Han

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Paying for Care | Santa Clara County Childcare Resource and Referral

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For many families, paying for childcare can be a financial burden. The R&R Program can refer you to programs that may provide assistance with paying for childcare (see options below). The R&R Program does not provide financial assistance for childcare payments. 

In Santa Clara County, a number of programs exist to support families in need. Each program has its own application process and possibly a waiting list. Families should contact each program below directly to find out about application processes and how to apply for all programs that interest them. If you would like support with determining which program to contact, please contact the R&R Program at 669-212-KIDS (5437) or email [email protected].

Alternative Payment Program

The California Alternative Payment Program (AP) is available for children birth through 12 years old. The AP system allows a parent to choose the setting for their child from a wide array of pre-approved providers including large and small family child care homes. 

There are two agencies coordinating AP vouchers in Santa Clara County.  To find out more about qualifying for Alternative Payment Vouchers and to view income eligiblity and other requirements, please contact:

  • Choices for Children at 408-297-3295 ext. 0 or visit their website.
  • Go Kids, Inc. at 831-637-9205 or visit their website.

 

Subsidized Early Learning Programs 

The following programs offer subsidized care:










Alumn Rock School District

Associated Students, San Jose State University California Young World Inc.
Campbell Union School District Catalyst Kids  East Side Union High School District
De Anza Community College Gilroy Unified School District Grail Family Services
Go Kids, Inc. Kidango Luther Burbank School District
Mandala Children’s House Martinson Child Development Center Inc. Milpitas Unified School District
Moreland School District Mountain View Whisman School District Palo Alto Unified School District
San Jose Conservation Corps (operated by YWCA Silicon Valley) SJB Child Development Centers Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)
Santa Clara Unified School District Sunnyvale Elementary School District YWCA Silicon Valley
West Valley College CDC Mission College CDC  

 

The following qualifying income chart applies to the programs in the table above:


**This chart does not apply to Head Start. Please contact Head Start at (408) 453-6900 or view visit their website. 

The following are program descriptions for the different types of subsidized early learning programs:

General Childcare and Development 

General childcare and development programs are state and federally funded programs that use centers and family child care home networks operated or administered by either public or private agencies and local educational agencies. These agencies provide child development services for children from birth through 12 years of age and older children with exceptional needs. These programs provide an educational component that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. The programs also provide meals and snacks to children, parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees.

California State Preschool Programs

The California State Preschool Program provides both part-day and full-day services that provide a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. The program also provides meals and snacks to children, parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees. The program is administered through local educational agencies, colleges, community-action agencies, and private nonprofit agencies.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are nationwide, federally-funded early childhood programs for low-income children, ages birth to five. It is designed to provide comprehensive services in preparation for public school. Services include cognitive and language development, medical, dental, mental health, nutritional, and social services. The program places particular emphasis on parental involvement.

 

Other Community-Based Programs

City of San Jose Programs

Please visit the City of San Jose’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department website to learn more about the many programs offered for city youth.

Home – San Jose Day Nursery

Welcome to SAN JOSE DAY NURSERY

 100 Years of learning


Ages Served

Infant program: 6 weeks to 2 years
Toddler program: 2 years to 3 years
Preschool program: 3 years to 5 years

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Hours of Operation

7 am to 6 pm
(Children must be in attendance by 9:30 each day)

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Meals

Included in tuition
Breakfast, Light Morning Snack, Lunch and Afternoon Snack.

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San Jose Day Nursery is a high-quality hands-on learning Child Development Center located in the heart of downtown San Jose that accommodates the financial needs of all working families.

Our Mission is to promote child excellence through outstanding early care and education, parent engagement, and community partnerships.

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You can see the GLOWING RESULTS  in every child’s smile


Friendly

SJDN staff build positive relationships with both children and families in the program, and develop partnerships with parents to support their child.


Education

All staff are trained in child development practices and many have a degree in the ECE field. SJDN requires staff to continue their professional development, no matter their level of education.


Qualified

In addition to experience with children in some capacity, SJDN staff qualifications include a desire and passion for working with children and a commitment to the field of early education.


Play Areas

The indoor and outdoor environment supports children’s learning in all areas of development. Materials are selected to enhance and support children’s play.


Experienced

All staff have experience working or volunteering with children, whether it be in a center based program or more informal setting.


Learning

Staff facilitate children’s learning by providing hands on learning experiences that support development in all areas.

Carol

Carol was a single mother of a six-month old baby girl when she came to us very worried about who would take care of her daughter when she made the decision to go back to work and school. The tuition subsidies that Carol received for her daughter enabled her to “finally get off welfare” (quote from Carol), get a job and support her family, and go back to school. Carol feels secure in the care her daughter receives at the Nursery and she feels grateful that “Staff are so loving”. Carol’s daughter has since graduated from the Infant to the Toddler Room, and has progressed and is now a happy Preschooler in our program. Carol is amazed at the progress her preschool daughter has made by being part of the Nursery environment; she has also recently enrolled her new baby in our infant program, who is also progressing happily in the loving and nurturing care of our infant staff team. We are proud of Carol, too, as she has recently graduated from a teacher credential program and now has a full-time teaching position that has enable her to increase her income and bring her family closer to self-sufficiency. Her family still is not to the level of complete self-sufficiency, but thanks to generous donations from our financial supporters, she is able to balance her child development costs with her costs of providing the necessities for her family!

David

David was initially attracted to the Nursery 3 years ago because it offered income based tuition that he could afford for his two children while he was working and going to school. He enrolled his children and became an active part of the Nursery’s thriving community of children
and families. When he was laid off from his company he was concerned that his children would have to leave the Nursery and miss out on the important early learning they were experiencing. Fortunately, the Nursery was able to provide him subsidized funding to keep his children
enrolled. When the State of California budget cuts resulted in the Nursery losing that subsidized funding he once again faced the inability to pay for quality early learning experiences for his children. Once again the Nursery stepped up and found alternative financial support so
his family could remain part of the Nursery community. He is extremely grateful to the staff at the Nursery for helping him find the necessary financial resources in his family’s time of need.

Chloe

A sweet, cheerful, three year-old was enrolled in San Jose Day Nursery’s subsidized early learning program when she was 13 months old. Little “Chloe” has endured many changes in her young life. She was put into foster care when her mother was unable to raise her. She was unsuccessfully returned to her mother several times, and finally adopted by her foster parents. During this transition time in little “Chloe’s” life her foster parents kept her enrolled at the Nursery to provide her important stability in an already unstable life. Throughout all these changes, her foster parents, in partnership with the Nursery, provided her consistent love and support. Her foster mother, now parent, cannot say enough good things about the care she receives at the Nursery, “Children are encouraged to be respectful, independent and to have empathy for others. The Nursery teaches children in a non-aggressive way to be good at setting boundaries and how to express themselves.”

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The national typical hourly rate in 2022 is $20. 00 per hour for nannies and $17.50 for babysitters. Rates can vary based on the child care provider’s experience, certifications, employment status, and travel expenses. When calculating the cost of child care, you should also account for the number of children they’ll care for and additional responsibilities like household tasks or homework help. Learn more about how to set competitive rates for attracting the best babysitters.

The best way to find child care near you is to post a job detailing your needs on Sittercity, which will be shared with our community of available babysitters and nannies. We’ll notify you when child care providers apply to your job, and from there you can proceed with interviews, background checks, and reference checks so you can find the perfect fit for your family.

You can find experienced and passionate child care providers near you to provide the best care for your child, either in-home or virtually. Child care providers can help families with managing strict schedules, transportation to activities, homework help, last-minute coverage, date nights, and more. Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, live-in, or temporary care, you can count on Sittercity for finding passionate and experienced child care providers.

Families find trustworthy child care providers on Sittercity who are passionate about providing safe and enriching care for their children. Many providers report they are First Aid and CPR certified to provide the best care for your family. Babysitters and nannies have the option to complete regular background checks, and you can easily request a recent background check if they don’t have one or it is not recent. Families can also request to see professional references!

Our dedicated team also champions safety across our platform every day. Child care providers go through an identity verification process Berbix when registering an account. Some additional safety measures include Family Watchdog screening, babysitter and nanny reviews, and secure messaging.

Nannies and babysitters share the same primary responsibility of providing safe and enriching care for your child, but there are a few differences between them. Nannies are more commonly associated with regular work, whether full or part-time, offering daily or consistent care to a particular family. There are also several different types of nannies, including au pairs, house managers, doulas, live-in, and overnight nannies.

Babysitters, on the other hand, are typically hired for irregular or occasional work, either full or part-time. If you’re looking for last-minute care for date night, or the occasional few hours after school, a babysitter is a great best option.

Identifying the type and frequency of child care you’ll need is the best way to decide whether a babysitter or nanny is a better fit for your family.

Child care providers on Sittercity love providing enriching experiences for your children, and sharing their passions with them. They’re happy to participate in outdoor activities like sports, or indoor activities like music, baking, tutoring help, and art. Wherever your child’s interests lie, child care providers on Sittercity can engage them in a nurturing way.

Childcare Volunteer Program in San Jose – Costa Rica

Next start date available: Oct 10, 2022

Excited to do Childcare volunteering in Costa Rica – San José? International Volunteer HQ’s Childcare project empowers volunteers to help in community centers, daycares, and schools that care for and entertain children outside of school hours. This is an important service in Costa Rica where many schools are overcrowded and only run in either the morning or afternoon. Volunteers will gain childcare experience while assisting local staff to provide a safe, structured and fun environment where kids can grow and learn.

Highlights:

  • Programs start every Monday
  • Affordable fees from $380 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Care for children before and after their short school day

  • Enjoy Costa Rica’s warm and beautiful beaches

  • Learn about life in San Jose by staying with a local family

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Key information

Provide a safe space for children to learn

Based in and around San José

Local homestay accommodation

Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Up to 5 hours volunteering a day

Fully hosted experience from $380 for 1 week

Durations from 1 – 24 weeks

Spanish language lessons available

This program is ideal for:

Energetic volunteers who enjoy playing, talking and laughing with children and are interested in education. You’ll have the support of the local staff so experience is not necessary.

What to expect and how you’ll make an impact

Overcrowded classrooms in low-income parts of Costa Rica mean students often only attend school in either the morning or afternoon and are generally left to their own devices for the rest of the day. Community centers aim to fill this gap with further education and games so that children have a safe, stimulating and structured learning environment for a longer period of time. This gives children the opportunity to build skills and support networks and increase their chances of continuing education to later gain employment.

As a Childcare volunteer you’ll assist local staff with their efforts to care for and entertain a large number of children up to the age of 11. Yours will be a hands-on role providing much-needed support in general activities. Much of the time is spent outside, as classrooms are often small and crowded.
Childcare volunteer work can vary but usually involves:

  • Setting up games and activities
  • Helping with homework
  • One-on-one interaction with children
  • Teaching basic hygiene skills
  • Assisting with meals

Why do Childcare volunteering in San Jose with IVHQ?

When you volunteer with children in San José you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Improving access to education for children in San José
  • Helping students develop life skills in a safe place
  • Practicing your Spanish
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining childcare experience
  • Immersing yourself fully in Costa Rican culture
  • Exploring San José, Costa Rica’s lively capital

Volunteer requirements

  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate in this program
  • Volunteers aged 16-18 are required to provide IVHQ with parental consent in order to participate on the program, and may be asked to provide additional documentation to the local team
  • Volunteers aged 16-18 volunteering without a parent or guardian can volunteer for a maximum duration of 12 weeks.
  • All volunteers aged 13+ are required to provide a criminal background check to IVHQ prior to departure. Those aged 13-17, if unable to obtain a criminal background check, can provide two character reference letters instead
  • All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance
  • All volunteers must speak fluent English.
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Exploring San Jose, Costa Rica during an IVHQ weekend

Exploring San Jose, Costa Rica during an IVHQ weekend

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We encourage volunteers on IVHQ’s Teaching and Childcare projects to come prepared by completing some relevant training, such as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course. Although formal teaching qualifications are not required on these projects as volunteers are supported by local staff, taking a TEFL course enables you to gain more from the experience. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

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Location

San José is Costa Rica’s modern, metropolitan, cultural hub. The capital city has been hailed as one of the most visited destinations in Central America and is the central point for tourists arriving in Costa Rica. It’s got excellent eateries, an interesting variety of museums, markets, shops, parks and nightlife and is only a short trip to any of the numerous natural attractions and adventures in the region.

Arrival and orientation

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José on the Sunday before your start date.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and taken to the volunteer accommodation in San José. This is included in your Program Fee.

We recommend that volunteers under the age of 18 travel internationally with a notarized letter from their parents to support their documentation. If you are traveling in Costa Rica prior to your program, the local team will pick you up at your San José accommodation the day before your orientation.

Your check out is at 11am on the last Saturday of your program.

The compulsory program orientation is hosted by our Costa Rica team at their offices in San José on Sunday or Monday.

Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Costa Rica – an introduction to Costa Rica, its customs, language training details, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Costa Rica, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Volunteer schedule example

First day

You will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays

During the week, you will have a morning or afternoon shift, which will last around 3 to 5 hours. Your volunteer work and hours are dependent on the location and type of project you are participating in but a typical morning schedule is as follows:

8:00 AM Breakfast with your host family.
9:00 AM Leave home and travel to your placement. You will join the local staff and will receive a duty roster and plan for work.
12:00 PM Lunch at a local restaurant.
1:00 – 6:00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You are free to travel back to your accommodation, go sightseeing or take Spanish lessons.
7:00 PM Dinner with the host family.

Weekends

Whether you want to explore or relax on your weekends in San José , there’s plenty of opportunity to do both. Stroll down the bustling Central Avenue in downtown San José and take in a museum, listen to street performers or do some shopping. Then check out the stunning architecture of the National Theater of Costa Rica, taste-test the city’s fabulous coffee or sample a brew from San José ’s blossoming craft-beer industry.

It’s worth noting that Sunday is a religious day of rest and many stores and restaurants will be closed. Costa Ricans tend to devote Sundays to spending time with their family. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Latin American church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.

On long weekends you may choose to travel around the rest of Costa Rica and the many cities, volcanoes, jungles, coffee plantations and beaches which are more than worth a visit. Many of these are only a short trip from San José .

Most IVHQ volunteers choose to take advantage of our Costa Rica – Travel and tour add-ons in their free time. Please note that volunteers on more remote projects such as Turtle Conservation and Eco-Agriculture Conservation will only be able to join these activities before or after their program.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers in Costa Rica are accommodated primarily in a homestay with a local host family – it’s an immersive experience that connects you with an authentic insight into the Costa Rican way of life.

You will find living conditions are comfortable and all homestay families have been approved by our local staff. You can expect your accomodation to have electricity, drinkable running water and western bathrooms. Low pressure showers are common and the water is not always heated, especially in more remote project locations. Bedrooms have single and bunk beds with bedding provided. You can expect to share a room with up to four other volunteers of the same gender in some homestays, however it is possible for volunteers to upgrade to a private room for $62 per person, per week.

WiFi is available in the majority of homestays and you will have access to computers and WiFi at the local team’s office in San José. For volunteers based in more remote locations, we recommend purchasing a local SIM card for your unlocked smartphone.

Please note, volunteers under the age of 18 who are travelling solo will be accommodated separately from those over the age of 18, in a homestay. If there are other volunteers under the age of 18 participating at the same time, the local team will do their best to ensure they are accommodated together.

Meals

Volunteers are provided with breakfast and dinner at their accommodation. Breakfast typically consists of toast, fruit, eggs, rice and beans accompanied with tea or coffee. Dinner usually includes: meat (typically chicken), starches and vegetables. Costa Rica’s national dish, Gallo Pinto, is made of rice and beans and served with nearly every meal.
Lunches are not provided to San José -based volunteers, as they are typically away from their accommodation at midday. Budget between $5 and $10 per day to buy lunch.

If you have specific dietary requirements, our local teams and homestays can cater to you, however keep in mind that as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Typical volunteer breakfast

Typical volunteer breakfast

Typical volunteer breakfast

Typical volunteer dinner

Typical volunteer dinner

Typical volunteer dinner

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Typical volunteer bedroom

Typical volunteer bedroom

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Pricing

Duration
Program Fee

Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.

1 week $380 Equivalent to $54/day
2 weeks $670 Equivalent to $48/day
3 weeks $955 Equivalent to $45/day
4 weeks $1,205 Equivalent to $43/day
5 weeks $1,410 Equivalent to $40/day
6 weeks $1,615 Equivalent to $38/day
8 weeks $2,025 Equivalent to $36/day
10 weeks $2,435 Equivalent to $35/day
12 weeks $2,845 Equivalent to $34/day
16 weeks $3,665 Equivalent to $33/day
20 weeks $4,485 Equivalent to $32/day
24 weeks $5,305 Equivalent to $32/day

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteering

Learn more about what’s included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of $299

    in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services.

  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transportation to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Costa Rica generally find US$150 – US$200 per week to be sufficient for expenses, such as lunches (except for Turtle Conservation and Eco-Agriculture Conservation volunteers), in-country tours, and Spanish language lessons.

We believe that no volunteer adventure would be complete without experiencing the natural wonders of your host country. That’s why we offer volcano and coffee plantation tours, surfing lessons, mini adventures and more, exclusively available to IVHQ volunteers in Costa Rica as affordable add-ons.

Please note that volunteers on the Turtle Conservation and Eco-Agriculture projects are only able to do the following add ons before or after their program, not during.

Please contact us or your IVHQ Program Manager to book or get more information about any of the following activities and tours.

Volcano Tour (Half Day) – $77

Your half day Volcano Tour will take you to either Poas or Irazu volcano, depending on the weather. Both are active volcanoes with exciting thermal activity and stunning scenic views. There are short walks to the volcanoes, so it’s not strenuous, but we do encourage sturdy, closed toed shoes for the journey.

Volcano Tour (Full Day) – $155

Arenal Volcano is one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Located in the small pueblo of La Fortuna, the entire area is a paradise for adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts. On the way to La Fortuna, the tour stops in a visit to the artisan pueblo of Sarchi. At Arenal, participants have 3 hours of free time to enjoy the hot springs. Bilingual guide, entrance fees, lunch, and dinner included. Pick up at accommodations at 7:00 AM. This tour is 15 hours long. Note, this tour ends at 10:00 PM.

Adventure Combo (Full Day) – $200

Volunteers spend a full day exploring La Paz Waterfall and gardens and an expansive animal sanctuary, followed by a Paos Volcano Tour and Coffee Plantation Tour. This full day includes breakfast, lunch, private transportation, a local bilingual guide, and all entrance fees.

Mini Adventure – San Jose (6 days/7 nights) – $1253

The Mini Adventure combines the major hot spots into a 1-week excursion that can be added at the beginning or end of your volunteer program. You will be accompanied by a certified bilingual tour guide for each trip, using San Jose as your home base between tours.

This 6-day adventure complements your volunteer experience, without the stress of trip planning! It will begin on Sunday and finish the following Saturday morning, and accommodation is included from the Saturday before your adventure begins. Please note that your meals are not included on this trip.

This Mini Adventure includes:

ARENAL VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS
Arenal is a majestic active volcano in the northern part of Costa Rica. En route, you stop at Sarchi, a town known for its beautiful and intricate Costa Rican arts and crafts, and souvenirs. You enjoy a typical lunch overlooking Arenal volcano at La Fortuna before relaxing at the Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Wade and swim in mineral pools filled with naturally hot water from volcanic springs. After a delicious buffet dinner, you head back to San Jose.

BRITT COFFEE TOUR
Learn how Café Britt changed the course of history and coffee beans in Costa Rica! This tour shares the story behind Costa Rica’s most famous gourmet coffee. The guided tour lets you trace the process of coffee production from bean to cup and discover how Costa Rica’s unique micro climates and fertile soils create the ideal conditions for growing the world’s best coffee beans. You also learn from the experts how to prepare coffee using traditional methods. Of course, the tour culminates in a coffee tasting! Bilingual guide and entrance fees included.

ZIPLINING
This canopy tour takes you on an exhilarating, zipline adventure through lush, green canopy and across the majestic Cataratitas River. The tour also includes the “Tarzan Swing,” “Superman Cable,” and the “Elevator” — thrilling features that provide added adrenaline and panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is a safety orientation by expert, bilingual guides before setting out and participants quickly gain confidence on the course of 12 different zip lines and 18 tree platforms. Bilingual guide, entrance fees, and lunch included.

ANIMAL SANCTUARY & LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDEN
The tour begins with a drive along the Panamerican Highway and passes by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, and the famous Mango Park. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a nature park and wildlife sanctuary where participants hike along natural and manmade trails in the rainforest, trekking from waterfall to waterfall. In the wildlife sanctuary, participants visit the largest butterfly observatory in Costa Rica, an impressive hummingbird gallery, serpentarium, and see monkeys, birds, and big cats. The tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch. Bilingual guide, entrance fees, and lunch included.

WHITEWATER RAFTING
The Pacuare River is a truly memorable whitewater rafting adventure! This tour combines nature, wilderness, and excitement. Rio Pacuare runs through a true river gorge and is flanked by steep rock and filled with wildlife and cascading waterfalls along the route. The whitewater includes Class III, IV, and V rapids and it is an exciting descent! Along the way, there is a buffet lunch served on the river bank. Before starting the adventure, there is a safety orientation so everyone understands the basics of rafting–no previous experience necessary! During the route, professional photographers take pictures and shoot videos, which can be purchased at the end of the trip. All equipment is provided, including helmet, paddle, and lifevest. Expert bilingual river guide and lunch included.

TORTUGA ISLAND
Tortuga Island is located 22.2 km (12 miles) off Puntarenas on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The island is a 48.5-hectare (120-acre) protected nature reserve It has an area of 120 acres, as it remains a protected forest; and is recognized as an “Ecological Blue Flag site” due to its pollution-free, crystal clear waters that are free of pollution. On the trip out to the island, participants may spot dolphins, sea turtles, and aquatic birds. On the island, participants bask on the white sand beaches, take a swim in the ocean, hike the nature trails, and enjoy lunch. Breakfast and lunch included.

If you would like to add a Mini Adventure to your trip, you can arrange this directly with your Program Manager once you are registered for the program.

Beach & Jungle Mini Adventure – Manuel Antonio (6 days/7 nights) – $882

The Beach & Jungle Mini Adventure combines the major hot spots into a 1-week excursion that can be added at the beginning or end of your volunteer program. You will be accompanied by a certified bilingual tour guide for each trip, using Manuel Antonio as your home base between tours.

The Beach & Jungle Adventure week allows volunteers based in Manuel Antonio to really explore the beauty of this stunning part of Costa Rica. This 6-day adventure complements your volunteer experience without the hassle of arranging your own trips and accommodations. It begins on Sunday and finishes on Friday, and accommodation is included from the Saturday before your adventure begins.

This Mini Adventure includes:

MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica! You visit pristine beaches and coral reefs amid the natural wonders of the tropical rainforest. You make a short hike into the jungle and from there can choose to relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe, or trek through the park’s trails. In the park, there are multiple species of monkeys, iguanas, birds, and sloths. Bilingual guide, entrance fees, and snacks included.

RAINMAKER JUNGLE TOUR
Rainmaker Park is a private biological reserve originally created for scientific research. The Park is located approximately 30 minutes from Manuel Antonio. The tour begins with a short hike through the rainforest, looking for birds, insects, and amphibians, as you trek over hanging bridges and natural trails up to the top of Rainmaker Mountain–at the summit, there is an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean! The hike continues on trails and through the Canopy Walk bridge system spanning 250 meters (1/4 mile). The suspended bridge design permits minimal forest impact, while giving hikers the opportunity to explore the rainforest from a bird’s eye view. The tour also includes a visit to several waterfalls and a refreshing dip in a natural pool. The tour ends with a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch. Bilingual guide, entrance fees, and lunch included.

CANOPY ZIP-LINE
A beautiful zipline adventure in Costa Rica! The tour begins with a short 20-minute drive to Santuario Park, which is an extensive primary rainforest. The zip lines are long and fast and Santuario Park Canopy has the third-longest cable in the world–approximately 1.6 km (1 mile) long. The tour has over 3.6 km (2.2 miles) of total zip line across 10 lines and 14 tree platforms. Other activities include nature walks, hanging bridges, and a rappelling activity. Bilingual guide and lunch included.

JUNGLE NIGHT TOUR
The most beautiful concert, led by the orchestra of nature, begins when the sun goes down. Walking on safe trails, this guided tour, takes you on a magical experience through the nocturnal forest in search of the night-active fauna characteristic of the area, and learn about the flora that sustains the forest life. Take advantage of your guide’s experience spotting the hidden wonders of the forest and take beautiful photographs aided by the UV light and flashlights included.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
The tour begins with a 1-hour drive from Manuel Antonio past rural villages and palm tree plantations. The Savegre River is considered the cleanest river in all of Central America–the river originates at the top of the San Gerardo Dota mountains and runs super-cold. The trip is filled with the incredible landscapes and natural waterfalls of the rainforest. Class II and III rapids. There is a safety orientation so everyone understands the basics of rafting–no previous experience necessary! All rafting equipment, an expert river guide, and snacks are included. The activity includes snacks and a typical Costa Rican meal after the tour.

NAUYACA WATERFALL
Nauyaca Waterfall is one of Costa Rica’s most iconic natural attractions! The tour begins with a 1-hour drive, followed by a 4.8 km (3 miles) hike back to Nauyaca. At Nauyaca Falls, most hikers love to take a refreshing dip in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. Time and weather permitting, the hike may also include a stop at Portalón Waterfall. On the way back to Manuel Antonio, participants enjoy a delicious, traditional Costa Rica lunch. This is a scenery-rich tour and participants always take amazing photos! Bilingual guide and lunch included.

SUNSET SAIL TOUR
This is an amazing ocean tour sailing along Manuel Antonio’s gorgeous Pacific coast. Participants enjoy free-flowing drinks and snacks at the onboard bar during the cruise to Biesanz Beach. Along the way, participants may be able to spot sea turtles, dolphins, and migrating whales (seasonal). At the beach, participants can swim, snorkel and explore. Bilingual guide, lifevest, snorkel gear, drinks, and lunch included.

If you would like to add a Mini Adventure to your trip, you can arrange this directly with your Program Manager once you are registered for the program.

Coffee Plantation Tour (Half Day) – $50

Enjoy a half-day tour of the Britt Coffee Plantation, a working coffee farm, led by your own expert guide. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the coffee production from plant to cup, and enjoy a coffee tasting at the end of your tour.

PADI Scuba Certification (7 days/6 nights) – $990

The Scuba Certification program takes place in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Spend the week learning how to scuba dive with PADI certified instructors on the beaches of Costa Rica. The price is inclusive of your pick-up in San Jose and transportation to and from Manuel Antonio, along with your housing for 6 nights in a private room with a host family who will provide you with breakfast and dinner.

Surf School (7 days/6 nights) – $612

The Surf program is based in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and is an exciting week-long opportunity for you to learn how to surf some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Your price includes your pick-up in San Jose and transportation to and from Manuel Antonio, along with your housing for 6 nights in a private room with a host family. This is also inclusive of breakfast and dinner.

Whitewater Rafting – Manuel Antonio (Full Day) – $120

Enjoy a day white water rafting alongside an expert guide along the Savegre or Naranjo river, and experience class I, II, III, and IV rapids. To join this excursion you must know how to swim and must be comfortable around swift-flowing water. Your rafting guide will provide a brief safety orientation and information about navigating the river, and all rafts will be followed in the river by safety guides in kayaks.

Zipline – Manuel Antonio (Half Day) – $99

Spend a half-day zipping your way through the jungle on a zipline tour led by professional guides. You’ll have the chance to glide over raging rivers, jungle canopy, and interact with wildlife throughout your journey. Participants must be comfortable with heights and please note that meals are not included.

How to book IVHQ’s recommended add-ons:

When you apply for an IVHQ volunteer program, make a note of which tours and add-ons you’re interested in on your application form so we can check availability and prices for you.

Once you’ve paid your registration fee, your IVHQ Program Manager will be able to book your place on the tour(s) you have chosen and help you organize your trip.

Spanish language lessons

Fluency in Spanish is not a prerequisite for the IVHQ Costa Rica program, however, learning basic conversational Spanish will help you maximize the benefit of your program. Volunteers interested in taking Spanish lessons can arrange these directly with the local staff once in Costa Rica at the program orientation. The language lessons are tailored to each volunteer’s current level of Spanish and classes run from Monday through to Friday. The cost is very affordable and offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers. Please note these lessons are not available on the Holiday Experience, Eco-Agriculture or Turtle Conservation projects.

San Jose Language Lessons:

  • 2-hour Small Group Classes: $145 per week
  • 1-hour Private Classes: $225 per week
  • 2-hour Private Classes: $455 per week

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Safety and support

IVHQ follows best practice and industry-leading health and safety procedures, which are regularly reviewed and optimized as part of the B Corporation recertification.

  • All volunteers encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training.
  • All local teams trained on best practice volunteer management & First Aid.
  • All IVHQ programs are required to adhere to IVHQ’s Risk Management Policy.
  • All volunteers have access to 24/7 in-country support from our local team.

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Essential country information

Capital San Jose
Population 5 million
Languages Spanish
Currency Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
Time zone UTC−06:00

Weather and climate: Costa Rica is unequivocally a tropical country. Although you get much cooler temperatures in the mountains, the average annual temperature for most of the country lies between 71°F (21.7°C) and 81°F (27°C). The coolest months are from November through to January, and the warmest months are from March through to May. San Jose stands at approximately 1170 meters altitude and has a mean annual temperature of 69°F (20.6°C).

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Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: pediatrics and childcare – Children’s hospital B 1235

Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Pediatrics and Childcare This Children’s hospital is located at 1235 – San José, Recife PE, 50670-901. It is one of 207 Children’s Hospitals B Brazil. The address of Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: pediatrics and childcare is Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – San José, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil hc-ufpe/especialidades3Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: paediatrics and childcare can be contacted on 558121263691Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Pediatrics & Childcare has been rated 2 (out of 5 stars) by 2 reviewers online.

Some places around Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: paediatrics and childcare are located –

UFPE Clinical Hospital

(University Hospital) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – Cidade Universitária, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil (approx. 105 meters)

Clinical Hospital – HC-UFPE: Cardiology

(Heart Hospital) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – San José, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil (approx. 100 meters)

general surgery

(Hospital) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – San Jose, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil (approx. 100 meters)

Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: pediatrics and child care

(Children’s Hospital) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – San José, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil (approx. 100 meters)

Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Psychology

(Psychiatric Hospital) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – San Jose, Recife – PE, 50670-901, Brazil (approx. 100 meters)

Death Check Service

(Government office) Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, s/n – Cidade Universitária, Recife – PE, Brazil (approx. 221 meters)

Dentistry course

(Preparatory School) Av. Da Engenharia, 14-156 – Cidade Universitária, Recife – PE, Brazil (approx. 275 meters)

24 hour bank

(ATM) R. Gen. Polidoro, 1050 – Varzea, Recife – PE, 50740-050, Brazil (approx. 366 meters)

Distance From Major Landmarks

The distance between Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: pediatrics and childcare and Clinical Hospital – HC-UFPE: cardiology is approximately 100 meters

The distance between Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Pediatrics and Childcare and General Surgery is approximately 100 meters

The distance between Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: pediatrics and childcare and Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Psychology is approximately 100 meters

The distance between Hospital das Clínicas – HC-UFPE: Pediatrics and Childcare and General Surgery is approximately 100 meters

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