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Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

For your first Resource Thursday, I give you: an infographic on early childhood development!  How is this useful for you?  Do you agree with the information?  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments.

The Top 10 Children’s Programming Jobs for Fun and Fulfillment (According to Us)

The Top 10 Children’s Programming Jobs for Fun and Fulfillment (According to Us)

Children’s programming is not glamorous (unless glitter and/or stage lights are involved) and it can be dirty, frustrating, and stressful.  A career working with children is not likely to make you rich (sometimes you’re even expected to volunteer) and you basically live your work because […]

Inspiring People to Inspire People: When Camp Staff Turnover Affects Your Admin Staff

Inspiring People to Inspire People: When Camp Staff Turnover Affects Your Admin Staff

I have been thinking a lot about staff training because ’tis the season (T-minus 20 days until campers arrive!) and today was particularly interesting because I had all of my camp administrative staff in the same place for the first time (also why I am […]

Why People Who Work with Kids will Love this Blog!

Why People Who Work with Kids will Love this Blog!

Collaboration Mondays will frequently involve guest posts, interviews, and work that I develop with other amazing children’s programming professionals.  Because today is Launch Day and you don’t know me yet, I am going to interview myself! So, Cheri… Who are you and why do you […]

Blog Launch!

Blog Launch!

Welcome to Watering the Beanstalk! Mission: To inspire, challenge, and empower people and organizations to develop adventurous, meaningful, and creative children’s programs. Vision: To become a resource and support network by and for children’s programming professionals. In the spirit of collaboration, please always feel free […]