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Promoting Creativity – Why It’ So Important

By Leslie Hundt, Ebenezer’s Curriculum Coordinator for its Oak Creek Child Care Center. While listening to Dan Pink-The Puzzle of Motivation on TED.com I heard something that made me rethink how we teach children: ‘That routine, rule-based, left-brain work –certain kinds of accounting, financial analysis, computer programming –has become fairly easy to outsource, fairly easy to… Read more »

July’s Parenting Tip: How to Praise and Encourage Kids

Do you know the difference between praise and encouragement? If you don’t you should. According to Leslie Hundt curriculum specialist for Ebenezer Child Care Centers with locations on Milwaukee’s Southside and in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “The frequent use of praise may do more harm than good.” Praise Hundt says praise is… Read more »

June’s Virtues of the Month: Friendliness and Generosity

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month  Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. There are 52 virtues in the program. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at Ebenezer Child Care Centers as well as at home. This month’s… Read more »

June Parenting Tip: Teaching Children Mindfulness

Is your child’s life busy and overscheduled? Do you wonder how to slow them down? According to Kris McPhail, Curriculum Specialist at the Downtown Ebenezer Child Care Center, with other locations on Milwaukee’s south side and in, Oak Creek, and West Allis/Wauwatosa, “Mindfulness is good for us and also for our children. Research indicates that… Read more »

May’s Virtues of the Month:

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. There are 52 virtues in the  program. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at Ebenezer Child Care Centers as well as at home. This month’s… Read more »

May Parenting Tip: Encouraging Strong Parent Relationships

As parents, we are regularly faced with the task of helping each of our unique children accept and appreciate the differences in their siblings. So how can you help your children value the unique qualities of their siblings and build strong relationships among them? According to Dana Brumm, Curriculum Specialist of Ebenezer Child Care Centers… Read more »

April’s Virtues of the Month: Loyalty and Faithfulness

Ebenezer’s Virtues of the Month Program is about empowering adults and children to live by their highest values. There are 52 virtues in the program. The mission of the Virtues Program is to provide empowering strategies of excellence that inspire the practice of virtues at Ebenezer Child Care Centers as well as at home. This… Read more »

Why Everyone Should Go See The Film No Small Matter

No Small Matter is a documentary built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences. It is currently being shown at select venues around Greater Milwaukee (including Ebenezer Child Care Center’s main office on 4/4), and we would like to encourage everyone to go see it. In… Read more »

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

By Curriculum Specialist Kris McPhail This winter has brought us several weekends of snow, which brought me thoughts of hibernating, staying warm and cozy inside, reading a good book, and drinking hot cocoa. Something I have done since I could read. Think back to your childhood. Do you remember someone reading you a story? Did… Read more »