1. Teach your children to be safe at any age

    Parents worry about their children; it’s a fact of life. Teaching them to be safe as they grow and explore is one of your most important jobs. But with so many potential threats to worry about, the task can seem overwhelming. Here are a few basics to concentrate on: • Discuss safety calmly. You want your children to be careful, not terrified. When you talk about safety matters, emphasize that …Read More

  2. Help your Child! Give them chores!

    Between having a job, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, dropping off the kids at daycare, and running countless errands, a parent’s work never ends! Our car’s might as well have the words “taxi” on one side and “maid service” on the other! We could all use a little assistance sometimes. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have our kids clean up after us for once? Believe it or not, t…Read More

  3. Mastering Manners by Kelly Debald

    As Spring and Summer commence, so do many events in which our children are invited to attend. Some of these events include Graduations, Communions, Weddings and Family Reunions. We always hope to have our children acting their best and using their manners. As parents, our busy schedules oftentimes hinder the everyday practice of using these skills and reminding our children to use them, as well. T…Read More

  4. Caring for Your Child’s Vision: Ten Things Every Parent Should Know

    June is Child Vision Awareness Month, and while many parents are very much on top of their children’s cognitive development and motor skills, vision isn’t a topic we focus on frequently. But the way your child sees the world, and the health of her eyes and the quality of her vision, are contributors to her overall wellbeing. Consider these ten helpful pieces of information, and improve your aw…Read More

  5. Back to School Tips for Preschoolers

    Here are some tips we, here at Child’s World Academy, put together for the parents of preschoolers preparing to go back to school in September. WHAT TO PACK - 4 Items to include in your child’s backpack: 1. Especially for first-time children, pack a picture of yourself with your child. 2. A full change of clothes. If your child is still in diapers, we provide them so you don’t have to worry …Read More

  6. Finding the Willpower to Write Your Will! By Kelly Debald

    As a full-time working mother of two with the third on the way, sometimes it is hard to find the strength to make it through a typical day, none the less to think about important items such as life insurance or writing a will. However, your will is not as simple as who do you leave your belongings to if you pass away while your children are still minors. There are many things that you should consi…Read More

  7. Positive Attention: How Emphasizing the Good in Your Children Will Cause it to Grow!

    Your toddler is throwing a tantrum in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store. You walked away from your pre-schooler and his younger accomplice for just a minute, and when you returned, the living room couch was the site of their latest mural. In these moments, it can be difficult to be patient. When you’re frazzled and trying to maintain order, it’s easy to lose your temper. But…Read More

  8. Tinker Toys & Technology: Finding A Balance

    Children today are at an advantage with all of the technological advances that have evolved in life. We now have smart phones, I-pad, high speed internet and app, along with all the video games and software that has been created. They have definitely come a long way from the Atari and Commador 64 that I remember from my tween years. I also remember the toys that we had that let us use our imaginat…Read More

  9. Welcome to Child’s World Academy

    Are you looking for a place that you can feel great about bringing your kids to? If so, then you will be glad that you found Child’s World Academy. We are a child care center, that is unlike any other center that you will find. Not only do we provide a safe environment where you child can play and make friends, but we also make it a point to provide your children with educational programs that w…Read More

  10. Peekskill September 2014 Newsletter

    Director: Kelly Debald Administrative Assistant: Daria Ciaffone News from Administration Wow! It’s back to school time again.   We all enjoyed the summer with many fun activities! Adventure Camp and Cub Camp had a great time on their field trips.  Some of the great field trips included: Ice Skating, Muscoot Farm, Mini Golf and an in house visit from a magician. What a busy summer for the Camp…Read More