“Snowmen At Night”

Introduction and Welcome ~

Welcome to this “written” training developed for “Snowmen At Night” by Caralyn Buehner, which was one of the books provided as a benefit of FCCAM membership in 2019.

My name is Debbie Arcaro. I have been involved in direct instruction of children for over 40 years, as an elementary classroom teacher and a family child care provider. In the 32 yrs I’ve operated Country Fun Child Care from my home in Gorham, ME., my program underwent changes as needs of clients and community indicated. I have offered a developmental preschool, school-age care only and mixed ages (infant – 12 yrs).

In this training I have done my best to explain why and how I approach the use of books in my curriculum, focusing the shared information around “Snowmen At Night” by Caralyn Buehner. 

The beauty of working with children for me is that rather than having one “right” way, I’ve always found that there are multiple ways to provide learning opportunities. I hope that what I share allows you to broaden your reflection on how you might include “Snowmen At Night” or other books about snowmen in your work with children. 

This training is broken out into sections that I hope will make it easier to follow, pull material from and return to in support of both your professional development and your future work with children. The training material is maintained on the blog I have for my family child care business. The link for each section will take you to the appropriate dedicated page there.

Approaches to Learning & Social and Emotional Develop

Reading Standards for Literature

Early Language and Literacy



Physical Development and Health

Creative Arts

Reflection form to be completed to receive a professional development certificate for 1.5 hours from the Family Child Care Association of Maine.

Anyone viewing this training is expected to be respectful of confidentiality. All content provided in this training is considered to be under Copyright and is not to be shared outside the training.

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