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Do you send home daily toddler logs?


For the last 13 years, I have required that my infant/toddler staff complete and send home a daily report to parents of children 2- years and younger. I believe that parents are to be informed about their child’s day in verbal and written form.

I recently had a situation to occur that prompted me to update my toddler logs. In fact, the logs that I was using were over 9 years old and really need to be revised according to our program.

My previous log had very little space for teacher comments and too many lines for diapering.  Also, the form only informed parents of how much the child ate at lunch time. Most of the parents seemed to be happy about the form all except for one. This parent wanted us to inform her about  how much her child was drinking while  in our care.

So, I thought, ” Hey this is a great opportunity to revise our toddler forms, because at Learning Days, the parents opinion  matters!

As I was updating my new form, I thought about you and I uploaded the form to the Child Care Business Owner Scribd page, where I upload free forms. Download your toddler form today!


5 Online Resources that Promote Responsive and Supportive Care for Infant/Toddlers


As I conclude this month’s theme on providing quality care for infant and toddlers, I was debating on how I wanted to end the theme. Caring for infant/toddlers can be very challenging and I believe that infant/toddler educators need plenty of resources to empower them to meet the needs of the young children in their care.

So, I decided to browse the internet to look for great infant/toddler resources and here are the five programs, websites and organizations that I found to share with you today.

1. Zero to Three National Centers for Infant/Toddlers and Families

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Zero to Three also provides numerous resources that support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. Its policy is a vehicle for professionals to use their knowledge and expertise to affect public policy.

Visit their website 

2. Resources for Infant Educarers

(REI) has a unique approach based on respect that helps raise infants who are competent, confident, curious, attentive, exploring, and more.

3.  BrainWonders  

Brain Wonders is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and pediatric and family clinicians with meaningful information about early brain development and the relationships between babies and their parents and caregivers that support intellectual and social-emotional development.  Visit their website

4. Better Brains for Babies 

Better brains for babies is a collaboration of state and local public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia.

5. PITC, The Program for Infant/Toddler Care  

promotes responsive care for infants and toddlers with its many resources and programs. Visit their website

I wish you much success with your infant/toddler program. Feel free to share your thoughts about the infant/toddlers post that were shared this month.

With Young Children in Mind!

Shiketa Morgan

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