Archive for January, 2016

Fostering Respect for Cultural Diversity

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Communities all over the country clearly reflect the demographic changes in the U.S. population which is resulting in an increase in the diversity of families cultural backgrounds. child playing in Museum Party roomThe push to focus on increasing the quality of early childhood programs has come with much effort to create environments that are safe, welcoming, and respectful of children and families of all abilities and backgrounds. Providing children with ...

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Intellectual development: Supporting the growth of Concentration and Attention Skills

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Intellectual development in children is a dynamic process that is influenced by, but not limited to, interactions with their environment, peers and significant adults in their lives. From the moment that they are born, infants are continually inspecting their surroundings, taking in all of that information, and trying to make sense of it. child playing with museum exhibit Here at DCM, we strive to create exhibits, and an overall environment, that ...

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January Fun at the Museum

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By: Michelle Gonzalez | Assistant Public Programs Manager

Much of our upcoming programming will be centered on our new traveling exhibit, Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China, which opens January 16th. Both our Family Fun Friday Night activities this month will be inspired by this exhibit that is focused on the daily lives of the people of Hangzhou, China. Come join us Friday night on January 22 for Chinese Shadow Play and then on January, 29 to Make a Lantern. ...

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So Much More Than a Box

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This past weekend, as I filled up my recycling bins, I started to think about the fascination children have with boxes and often, more so the box itself than what came inside of it.

Why?

Box play is open-ended play in the purest form. As you may know, open-ended play is at the heart of what we do and believe in here at DCM. All of our exhibits are thoughtfully designed so that there is no one right way to ...

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