1. Hitting, Pinching, and Biting: How to Handle Your Toddler’s Frustration

    The problem: Is your child an angel at home, but suddenly turns on the aggression at daycare, the playground, or at a playdate? That’s normally because, in social situations, he is more likely to have his will challenged, whether it’s because another child wants a turn on the slide, or because his favorite toy is whisked away by another pair of hands. The solution: If your toddler is old enoug…Read More

  2. Kicking the Pacifier Habit: Five Ways to Say Goodbye to the Binky

    Your child’s pacifier was a solace during those early newborn days, but many kids learn to walk, run, and talk while still depending on a binky. How can you break your child of this habit, so that her pacifier doesn’t come with her to kindergarten? Cold Turkey This method is highly effective, but may cause some tears and a few difficult nights in the short-term. We know a few parents who have…Read More

  3. Babysitters 101: How to Hire Babysitters and Revive Your Social Life!

    When was the last time you saw a movie in the theater that wasn’t animated? Or shared a bottle of wine with your partner at your favorite restaurant? Busy parents often find that they don’t make plans on Saturday nights as frequently as they should, partly because they don’t have a babysitter or three to call. Build a small roster of dependable babysitters, and reclaim your Saturday nights o…Read More

  4. These Fall Craft Activities Will Bring the Colors of the Season Into Your Home!

    Autumn is the most beautiful season in our region, and with it comes a great deal of inspiration. Whether your kids love painting, pasting, or playing assistant to you in arts and craft activities, they’ll enjoy seeing fall’s gorgeous colors displayed at home! This craft will let the autumn light in, while showcasing the beautiful colors and shapes of the season. It’s a bit of a challenge fo…Read More

  5. Modeling Positive Behavior: How Your Childcare Provider Can Show You The Way

    You may have noticed that your child’s first few words contained some familiar terms that you frequently say. When you put your sunglasses on, does your child demand to wear a pair of his own? Developmental psychologists have long been aware of the fact that children model their behavior after adult behavior. That gives you an opportunity to model behavior you’d like to see from your child. T…Read More

  6. March 2015 Newsletter – Peekskill

      News from Administration Welcome to March!  How does that old saying go? “In like a lion and out like a lamb.” It’s hard to believe that February is over and spring is on its way.   The children enjoyed the Valentine’s Day luncheon.  Thank you to all who brought things in! In February we all also learned about lights and shadows, Presidents, celebrated Chinese New Year and learn…Read More

  7. March 2015 Newsletter – Monroe

    News from Administration Welcome to March!  How does that old saying go? “In like a lion and out like a lamb.” It’s hard to believe that February is over and spring is on its way.   The children enjoyed the Valentine’s Day luncheon.  Thank you to all who brought things in! In February we all also learned about lights and shadows, Presidents, celebrated Chinese New Year and learned all …Read More

  8. February 2015 Newsletter – Peekskill

      News from Administration We had a lot of fun in January!  We enjoyed Crazy Hat Day on the 15th. We also explored many themes revolving around winter and snow.  Our Preschool and Pre-K classes made imitation snow to use in their sensory table.  They also made sticky ice!  Our Preschool child also made their own beautiful snow globes! This month we are looking to be just as busy with all …Read More

  9. February 2015 Newsletter – Monroe

      News from Administration January was certainly a busy month!  We rang in the New Year with new sessions of Tumbletrain and Tiny Feet.  We enjoyed our Crazy Hat Day on January 15th and National Preschool Fitness Day on the 23rd!  It was fun for all!     The Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes went to Big Y for a field trip.  They enjoyed making pizza (and eating it…Read More

  10. Free Up Some Time for Holiday Shopping

    If you have ever tried to go to the store with your child, then you already know how much of a challenge it can be. When they aren’t crying for the balloons hanging near the register, they are sneaking toys into the cart, or hiding in a clothes rack. If you are looking for  a better way to handle your holiday shopping, then it may be time to look into our child care programs in New York. We are…Read More