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Your Next Great Read At OAEYC

Find your next great classroom book at the OAEYC Conference at Kalahari Resorts located in Sandusky, Ohio on May 21-23. There are sessions available to learn all about children’s literature. You can attend John Funk’s session entitled “Once Upon a Time: What’s New in Children’s Literature?” or Debbie Clement’s session “Lyrics to Literacy: Read a Song and Sing a Book”. Plus many more! See what new and exciting books and lessons you can incorporate into your classroom. You can also discover many fabulous books in the exhibit hall. Over 70 vendors will be available to help you find that special item.  Stop by our booth (#423) and read up on all the great online courses that AIR has to offer. […]

National Honesty Day


Celebrate National Honesty Day April 30 is National Honesty Day! No lie….it really is a thing. Don’t believe me, then check this out: Read all about National Honesty Day and its origins. Try coming up with some unique ways to celebrate National Honesty Day with your class. How about: The Honest Mouth (All grades) Materials: Black licorice Ask the students if anyone knows what happens when you eat black licorice? (Put a piece in your mouth. You may want to put extra black food coloring on your piece before visiting the classroom; this will enhance the effect.) A mouth that has eaten black licorice turns black. (After chewing, open your mouth to show the result.) Yuck! Not only does […]

ODJFS Training

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) is the organization that governs child care providers in the state of Ohio.  AIR Child Care Training Solutions has spent years working with ODJFS Training in efforts to assist with providing quality professional development. AIR continues to advocate on behalf of child care organizations and providers to set the highest standards for this training. The Bureau of Child Care and Development The BCCD releases news and updates at the following web address: This is where ODJFS posts updates to policies, licensing, CCIDS, Step Up To Quality and other pertinent information. Step Up To Quality SUTQ is a voluntary five–star quality rating system administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services […]

50 Games and Activities For Anger

Ok… So not every day is rainbows and sunshine! How do you turn an angry frown upside down? Try some of the very insightful games from Kim’s Counseling Corner Kim has found 50 unique games and activities from all over the World Wide Web. For Instance: Don’t Be An Angry Bird and Cool Down Strategies uses the popular game Angry Birds to help kids work thru their anger. The M&M Anger Gameuses the colors of the M&M candies to coincide with the emotion from the printable chart. Relaxing Rice Jarscombines a craft project (Kool-Aid dyed rice) and emotions by making a ‘Feelings Jar.” See our craft corner for more details. Want to see all 50 games and activities? Then check […]