Hively Provider Book Club
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Hively offers regular workshops, classes, and training to help child care providers develop their skills as small business owners, child development experts, and compassionate caregivers.
This includes Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club! Every Wednesday from 1:00-1:30pm, Hively has a guest reader who reads a children’s book to a group of child care providers and we discuss the book together. Providers discuss their thoughts, how they can implement the book into their centers, and what they can teach their children in connection with each book.
Hosted by our Training and Inclusion Coordinator, Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club introduces a range of diverse topics including inclusion, emotions, representation, disability, meditation/mindfulness and more!
At the end of the month, Hively provides childcare providers with a copy of their favorite children’s book to help providers build their children’s library while also providing them with the tools to implement the book into their child care program.
This week our guest reader read Stand Tall! A book about integrity by Cheri J. Meiners. This book focuses on “the idea of ‘standing tall’ by showing how integrity forms a foundation for young children’s character development.
Integrity helps children stand up for others and for themselves, be trustworthy and dependable, and make wise choices. It empowers children to do what they believe is right, even when it’s difficult.”
Key takeaways from our Provider Book Club discussion included the following:
- The main character in the book focuses on her actions and the choices she makes. When she has a choice to make, she can think about it and then decide. This is a great way to teach children that it’s important to think and be mindful before making a decision so they can make a good choice.
- The story illustrates the importance of encouraging others and showing people how important they are to you.
- The key quote noted from the book: “I try to act the way I want people to act with me”
- It’s important to discuss with children the importance of treating others the way you want to be treated.
- The main character in the book also concludes: “I am the only one like me”-This sentence is a great way to have a conversation with children about how we are all unique and have different talents to share with the world.
In addition to these key takeaways, the book provides many different resources at the end. These resources include a glossary to introduce children to different words (e.g. choice, courage, respect, etc…), discussion-based questions that may be used to ask children while reading the book (e.g. What does it mean to stand tall?) as well as integrity activities and games.
The video provided below can also be used along with the book to introduce children to integrity.
If you are a childcare provider in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) and would like to join Hively’s Provider Book Club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
About the Author:
Hello, my name is Karely! I am the Training and Inclusion Coordinator at Hively. One of my roles at Hively includes facilitating and sharing resources for Hively’s Provider Book Club.
In addition to the Provider Book Club, I help and support childcare providers in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) with inclusion services for their child care programs.
If you are a childcare provider in the Tri-Valley and are interested in inclusion services for your childcare program and/or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com Thank you!