1. Why Daycare is the Right Choice for many Families: Considering Your Options

    Expectant parents who both plan on working once their child is born must consider childcare options for their infant, and this decision can be difficult for many parents. Lots of families hire nannies and babysitters, while others opt for center-based care at their local daycare or childcare center. The latter can be advantageous for a variety of reasons when it comes to choosing the best childcar…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

  3. Drop-off and Pick-up: Tips for Easing These Transitions

    The way you drop off your child at childcare can be critical to how your little one’s morning goes... and pick-up is just as important!  Making these daily goodbyes and transitions a little smoother and treating them with more care can make your day and your child’s day much easier. How to Make Day Care Drop-off a Breeze: Prep for daycare the night before by laying out clothes, preparing lunc…Read More

  4. The First Day of Daycare Approaches: What to Pack With Your Child

    If that first day of daycare is quickly approaching, you likely have a million questions running through your mind. How will the transition go? What should you be talking about with your child? And, of course, what will your little one need throughout the day when she is at a new place, without the surroundings of home? Two changes of clothes. You likely carry a change of clothes around with you i…Read More

  5. Infant Skin Care: Five Common Issues and Solutions

    When you bring your infant home from the hospital, every little hiccup and spot may cause you to sound your internal alarm. Pediatricians receive a tremendous number of calls about rashes from parents of infants. This guide to some of the more common rashes may relieve your concerns.  We are Child's World Academy, a caring educational day care in Monroe, CT and Peekskill, NY. The issue:  Infant…Read More

  6. Tough Conversations: Explaining Mental Illness to a Young Child

    The diagnosis of a family member with a mental illness can cause stress in your child’s life. If this family member is acting differently or is less present than usual, this can raise a lot of questions.  If your child himself has been diagnosed with a mental illness, he will need some basic information about mental health. Here are a few strategies for discussing mental illness with very young…Read More

  7. How to Ease Your Toddler Out of Co-Sleeping and Reclaim Your Bed

    Sometimes, it starts with co-sleeping in infancy. Or occasionally, a bad cold or a rough night will open the door to a regular co-sleeping arrangement with your toddler. Whatever the case, if you’re ready to have your bed back to yourself, and ease your child into sleeping in hos own room, our tips may help to make the transition a bit easier on everyone. Schedule your transition wisely. Don’t…Read More

  8. Playground Etiquette: 5 Ways to Make Peace on the Jungle Gym

    Before you had children, you undoubtedly walked past your local playground and smiled wistfully at the children at play. Happy shouts, laughter, and an abundance of playful energy abounded in front of you. What you didn’t realize was that when you eventually entered that playground as a parent of a young child, there might be a few unspoken rules. As a parent, it’s your job to help your childr…Read More

  9. Helping Children to Learn to Give Thanks This Year

    Thanksgiving is sometimes a bit of a forgotten holiday. It lacks the silly costumes and bags of candy of Halloween, and brings none of the hype of Christmas or the beautiful lights and gifts of Hanukkah. But it’s an excellent day to focus on not just turkey and cranberry sauce, but gratitude as well. You can begin to foster a sense of gratitude in your children this month as Thanksgiving approac…Read More

  10. Sleep Regressions: What to Expect and How to Cope

    Sleepless nights are, of course, the bane of every parent’s existence. When you finally coax your infant or toddler into a reasonable sleep schedule, or even get them sleeping through the night, the thought of a sleep regression is a terrifying one. Rest assured that sleep regressions are both normal and temporary. While they are frustrating, understanding why they occur and when they will pass …Read More