1. Fall Baking with Kids

    Fall is here, the temperatures are finally dipping down and it’s cool enough to turn the oven back on for some fall baking. Here are some tips to make whipping up some autumn treats with your kids enjoyable!   Keep Safety in Mind While the first thing most parents think of when baking is the piping hot oven, that’s not the only potential hazard. Make sure children always have a stable surfac…Read More

  2. Tips for a Safe Night of Trick or Treating

    Halloween is a night filled with treats, playful tricks, festive costumes, and lots of chocolate!  However since most activities, especially trick or treating, take place after nightfall, it's important to keep safety at the forefront of your mind.   Skip the Masks Masks are as hard to see out of as they are uncomfortable which makes it more likely your child will trip or fall down as they move…Read More

  3. 2019 Flu Shot Information for Families

    Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the onset of flu season. It's the time of year when people spend the most time in close quarters, breathing the same air and sharing germs. Influenza, or what most people know as the flu,  is a viral respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Both Influenza A and Influenza B present with similar symptoms which include fever, aches, c…Read More

  4. How to Prep Your Children for the End of Daylight Savings Time

    Whomever decided daylight savings time was a reasonable idea wasn’t responsible for coaxing young children towards a peaceful night of sleep. Even without a sudden time shift, bedtime can be an already long process with tooth brushing struggles, lost teddy bears, multiple trips to the potty, and fervent requests for just one more song, book or another glass of water. Here are some tips to help y…Read More

  5. Is Curriculum Important During the Early Childhood Years

    Curriculum is one of the many things that a child care center will take pride in. That is because curriculum is such a big component of what can make or break an education. When a curriculum has been done well, both the child care providers and the parents can feel confident in the education that all children attending are receiving.  As a parent, one of the questions that we get quite a bit of i…Read More

  6. 7 Fall Activities for Preschoolers

    Before we know it, fall will officially be in full swing! With winter on the near horizon we’ve put together a list of activities to celebrate the short but sweet season of autumn.  Nature Scavenger Hunt - An outdoor scavenger hunt is a great way to soak in some autumn sunshine before the gloomy grey winter days take over.  Take a paper bag and write down a few things you want to look for and…Read More

  7. Projects to Show Your Love on Grandparent’s Day

    The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren is incredibly special. In fact, the dynamic that’s created is so unique it probably doesn’t mirror any other relationship your child has. Here are some handmade gifts to say thank you to the grandmas and grandpas for all that they do!  Photo Coasters Make sure you select photos that highlight fun memories for this sweet and practical gift.…Read More

  8. How to Handle Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety isn’t easy on anyone. Parents feel awful leaving a crying child. Babies understand mom and dad still exist when they are out of sight but are too young to have a real grasp on the concepts of time and language, making it difficult to prepare them for time apart. Here are some ways to make the separation anxiety phase less painful for everyone involved.   Be Calm Babies and y…Read More

  9. Commonly Overlooked Baby Proofing Measures

    By nature, parents want to protect their children. As babies leave the newborn stage and begin to explore their world, the possibility of disaster grows. Baby proofing the parts of a home where babies spend the majority of their time can cut down on preventable accidents. While cabinet locks and baby gates are obvious additions, here are some commonly overlooked and potentially dangerous areas.  …Read More

  10. Your First Preschool Drop-Off: What to Expect

    If you have a little one that is about to head to preschool, you are likely experiencing a whirlwind of emotions: a little bit of excitement at the idea of some more time to yourself, a little bit of pride that your kiddo is about to start school, a little bit of fear recognizing that they’ll be without you for hours at a time, as well as a handful of other emotions. In the case that this is 100…Read More