Do you hear that? It’s the universe laughing at the naivete of my previous blog post. Way back in early March, I thought change was something as simple and straight-forward as the transition from our current president and CEO Ann Sheets to the next leader of the organization. Little did we know back then the extent of change we were truly facing.
Growing awareness of the importance of early education in a child’s growth and development has increased the demand for quality early education.
Many families continue to practice social distancing and early learning programs are teaching children about mainting safe distances. All of these changes may be confusing to children who are used to spending time in large groups or are [...]
Camp Fire programs support youth in developing healthy mental habits. As adults, we can benefit from these same tips. Building and maintaining mental health - especially in the midst of a health crisis – is critial. This video [...]
Ahh Summer. Longer, lazier days filled with backyard BBQs or picnics in the park with family. While summer is a great time to recharge and get a much-needed break in routines, it is also a great time to reflect [...]
Being anxious, frustrated by a situation, overly tired or overly stimulated are all situations that can lead to a child to feel out of control – and act the same way. Having a Calm Down Kit ready to [...]
Juggling the role of parent and teacher is not always easy. If you are looking for a fun reading actvity for your child to develop both their reading and critical thinking skills, you will really enjoy this one. The "Exploring Emotions" [...]
New recommendations were shared by the state for reopening child care programs. Camp Fire connected with local state licensing representative, Connie Presley, to discuss "live" what these reocmmendations mean, tips for following the new recommendations and answer questions [...]
As summer camps and other cherished summer programs announce that they will not open during summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks, parents and guardians are left to share the news with children and manage the emotions that come [...]
Making a Smooth Transition Back to Work In the weeks to come, many parents will be transitioning back to a work environment that is not in their home. As a result, their children will also find the “normal” [...]
Connect Every Day Rituals and connection activities help build strong bonds and healthy relationship skills in children. Connections help to stimulate healthy development and create environments where children feel safe and secure.In times of uncertainty, our children pick [...]
Camp Fire is a large organization with a lot of program focuses – youth development, early childhood education, and outdoor education, to name a few. While Camp Fire operates a residential camp with organized activities – Camp El Tesoro – [...]