Child Care Bar And Grill

Explorations Early Learning

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A humorous, informative, and slightly irreverent podcast for child care providers and other early learning professionals hosted by Jeff A Johnson, Lisa Murphy, Kristen Peterson, Samantha Balch, and Nicole Halton.

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745 episodes

CCBAG_0865 Summer Hang Out

Samantha, Carol, and Jeff talk about that house where the neighborhood kids hang out during the summer.

30m
Aug 15
CCBAG_0864 The Jennifer Aniston Neuron

Jeff and Lisa talk about the Jennifer Aniston Neuron (AKA the Grandmother Neuron). Hey, long time listeners: Did you know you have brain cells that light up when you think about or listen to this show? That's right, we're wired in to your brain.

20m
Aug 13
CCBAG_0863 Brett Broadens Jeff’s Horizons Part 10–What Kids Are In To

There's so much happening in this episode. Jeff reports on trying an exfoliating body scrub. Then Brett gives a bachelorette party update and shares what the kids in her program were up to over the last year.

39m
Aug 11
CCBAG_0862 Follow Through And Blow Offs

Lisa and Jeff chat about follow through, blow offs, and more.

28m
Aug 08
CCBAG_0861 Another Episode About Nothing

Samantha, Carol, and Jeff talk about nothing--and have a fun time doing it. There's some talk about nicknames, but all the other notes for this episode are eligible. Seriously, you might not want to even listen to this one.

27m
Aug 06
CCBAG_0860 Mothering Milestones Part 6-Towels, Ozark, And More

Jeff tells Josie and Bethany about his big towel transition. Then the gang talks about Ozark, books, and kids as built in excuses.

28m
Aug 04
CCBAG_0859 Early Learning Journeys Part 20–Tamar Jacobson Part 2

Carol Kohl joins Jeff as Tamar Jacobson shares the second part of her early learning journey.

1h 4m
Aug 01
CCBAG_0858 Expressed And Reveled Preferences

Nicole and Jeff chat about paying attention to children's expressed and reveled preferences.

28m
Jul 30
CCBAG_0857 Would You Rather Part 2

Lisa and Jeff are joined by Bethany and NonPon for a few more rounds of Would You Rather.

41m
Jul 28
NERD_0247 Recess, Schoolification and Behaviorism

Carol Garboden Murray, Mike Huber and Heather have some strong feelings about a recent article published in Young Children ("Outdoor Recess Matters! Preventing and Reducing Children's Challenging Behavior on the Playground"). The process of article-to-episode included some highlighting, some heartbreak and a lot of sharing different ways of thinking as the co

46m
Jul 27
CCBAG_0856 Early Learning Journeys Part 14–Sherry Cleary

Here's a long-form interview with Sherry Cleary.

1h 52m
Jul 25
CCBAG_0855 Developing Early Math Skills Series Part 4-Language Skills

Nicole and Jeff continue their deep dive into early math skills with a look at the role of language skills.

22m
Jul 23
CCBAG_0854 Schema Play Theory Part 9–Transforming

Kristen Peterson and NonPon are back with Jeff to talk play schema. This time they dig in to transforming.

27m
Jul 21
CCBAG_0853 Early Learning Journeys Part 19–Tamar Jacobson Part 1

Carol Kohl joins Jeff as Tamar Jacobson shares her early learning journey.

1h 3m
Jul 18
CCBAG_0852 Concentration Tongue

Samantha and Jeff talk about concentration tongue.

34m
Jul 16
CCBAG_0851 Trust

Nicole and Jeff discuss parental trust.

30m
Jul 14
CCBAG_0850 Early Learning Journeys Part 13–Leslie MacNeil

Here's a long-form interview with Leslie MacNeil about her early learning journey.

1h 29m
Jul 11
CCBAG_0849 Mothering Milestones Part 5-Big Boy Puke

At the end of a long road trip, Bethany's son vomited like Linda Blair in the Exorcist. We discuss.

42m
Jul 09
CCBAG_0848 Schema Play Theory Part 8–Enveloping

Kristen Peterson and NonPon are back with Jeff to talk more play schema. This time they are enveloped by enveloping.

27m
Jul 07
CCBAG_0847 Parent Pressure

Samantha shares a story that leads to a discussion about parents pressuring caregivers and teachers.

32m
Jul 04
CCBAG_0846 Brett Broadens Jeff’s Horizons Part 9–Bachelorette Party

Brett is back to broaden Jeff's horizons--this time she walks him through an upcoming bachelorette party she's planned. You won't want to miss this landmark episode-it is the first time the phrase 'penis glitter' is used on the Child Care Bar And Grill.

43m
Jul 02
CCBAG_0845 Would You Rather Part 1

Lisa and Jeff are joined by Bethany and NonPon for a few rounds of Would You Rather.

30m
Jun 30
CCBAG_0844 Early Learning Journeys Part 12–Nicole Halton

Here's a long-form interview with Nicole Halton about her early learning journey.

1h 25m
Jun 27
CCBAG_0843 Developing Early Math Skills Series Part 3-Visual Discrimination

Nicole and Jeff discuss visual discrimination and the part is plays in getting kids ready to learn math skills.

22m
Jun 25
CCBAG_0842 Bumping In To Learning

Samantha and Jeff talk about helping kids bump in to opportunities to learn.

29m
Jun 23
CCBAG_0841 Early Learning Journeys Part 18–Tash Treveton Part 2

Tash Treveton from Inspired EC is back with part two of her early learning journey.

59m
Jun 20
CCBAG_0840 Outside Scissors

Lisa and Jeff chat about outside scissors, trust, and more.

29m
Jun 18
CCBAG_0839 5 Myths About Infant Outdoor Environments

Nicole shares 5 myths about infant outdoor environments, based on a blog post she wrote.

34m
Jun 16
CCBAG_0838 Early Learning Journeys Part 11–Mike Huber

Here's a long-form interview with Mike Huber about his early learning journey.

1h 31m
Jun 13
CCBAG_0837 Paper Mache As A Loose Part

Lisa and Jeff discuss paper mache as a loose part and dig into their differing approaches to demonstration and child-initiated direct instruction.

34m
Jun 11