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Piniculum is a sarcastic term used to describe early learning curriculum comprised of stuff a teacher saw on Pinterest and thought was cute. A piniculum

National Association for Family Child Care

he National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is the only professional association dedicated specifically to promoting high-quality early childhood experiences in the unique environment of family child care programs.

On-Site Child Care

On-Site Child Care is child care located where the child’s parent/guardian works or attends school. The child care facility may be located in the same

Part-Time Child Care

Part-Time Child Care refers to child care that is available for a limited number of days or hours in a given week. There does not seem to

Part-Year Child Care

Part-Year Child Care refers to child care programs that do not operate year round. For example, such a program may only operate during the school year

Military Child Care

Military Child Care is child care for children of military personal that is supported by the Department of Defense. Such care can take place in

National Institute For Play

Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. Child Care Aware® of America’s vision is that every family in the United States has access to a high quality, affordable child care system.

Playwork Foundation

The Playwork Foundation is a new organization to promote the value of playwork, support playworkers and advocate for children’s play.

Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory, a form of procedural memory, is the “ability to repeat a specific muscular movement with improved efficiency and accuracy that is acquired through

Procedural Memory

Procedural Memory is a “part of the long-term memory that is responsible for knowing how to do things, also known as motor skills. As the


Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s “ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain

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