1. Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Young Children, And What Parents Can Do to Help

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be difficult to spot in very young children, as many young children display some typical signs of ADHD during their daycare and preschool years, even in the absence of an actual diagnosable condition. However, if your child seems to display many of these behaviors the majority of the time, it may make sense to consult your pediatrician. A diagnos…Read More

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    Five Unique Activities for Chilly Days With Young Children

    In December, cold weather is a bit of a novelty. The first snow lightly coats the ground, holiday celebrations commence with hot cocoa handy, and the excitement of cozy winter sweaters and toasty fires consumes us. But when January and February arrive, the cold temperatures no longer feel new, and children in particular have a tendency to become bored, whiny, and riddled with cabin fever. Try a di…Read More

  3. 5 Preschool Learning Activities For After-School Down Time

    If you’re a parent of a toddler, you’re probably all-too familiar with that energy crash that often follows when you pick your child up from their preschool or daycare center. Sometimes, it looks like a nap or a tantrum, and other times, it’s characterized by stir-crazy, rambunctious play that seems to have come out of nowhere. It’s natural to feel hopeless when this happens, which is why …Read More

  4. Tips for Safe and Smooth Travel with Kids for the Holidays

    If you’re headed out of town over the holidays, prepare for your trip by making it easier on your kids and yourself with our helpful tips for parents of toddlers. Whether you’re traveling by car or by plane, these tips will keep your family safe and will allow for smooth travel this holiday season. By Car: Consider safety. Before taking a long road trip, especially in chilly temperatures or pr…Read More

  5. Passing On The Gift Of Patience To Your Children

    Throughout our daily lives, there are numerous occasions where it is important to practice patience. From waiting in a line at the store to dealing with a difficult person, patience helps us stay calm and handle a situation that isn’t our ideal. If you are raising children, one of the most important gifts you can give them is the ability to exhibit patience in difficult situations. Teaching your…Read More

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    Six Benefits of an Early Bedtime for Your Young Child

    There is little consensus among parents about what a suitable bedtime is for children, from infancy through preschool and pre-K age. Many parents desire more time with their children after work, which is certainly understandable, but an earlier bedtime will make for a more well-rested child, which will in turn make the time you spend with your little one more enjoyable for the both of you. From ou…Read More

  7. Simple But Effective Ways Of Teaching Responsibility For Young Kids

    When your kids are at home, they are in a comfortable environment. However, they are still constantly learning and growing. While your kid will learn a lot about responsibility at our child care center in Peekskill, that learning can continue at home. Check out these simple but effective ways that you can teach responsibility to your young kids in the home. #1: Create A Chart Of Chores One of the …Read More

  8. Preparing Your Toddler For Preschool: Part 2

    Welcome back to our blog series with tips and tricks for how to prepare your child for preschool! If you read part one, you already know how playing school, attending playgroup, and practicing separation can make the transition into preschool easier for your toddler. Of course, there are many other things you can do to get your toddler excited for attending an early childhood education center like…Read More

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    Navigating the “Why” Phase: How to Answer and Promote Further Conversations

    At around the age of three (preschool age), young children begin to ask, “Why?” about nearly everything the adults around them discuss. The endless “why” questions can become unnerving and exhausting, but there are ways to manage the “why” phase in a way that actually promotes more stimulating conversations between you and your child. In this blog post, our childcare staff and preschoo…Read More

  10. How to Build Home-to-School Connections

    An important part of helping your child feel more comfortable in school is building a solid home-to-school connection. Your child’s daycare provider or preschool teacher is likely working hard on building that connection by sending you information and updates, as well as talking with you about any issues that may be cropping up at school, but parents can take a proactive approach as well. Here a…Read More