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

  2. Engaging Your Child in Musical Learning with Simple Home Games!

    Children have such a capacity for music and dance, even at very young ages. Toddlers and preschoolers may begin to dance, sing, and develop musical preferences at this age. You can encourage your child’s love of music by playing some simple at-home games with them, which will make music even more fun and engaging. Enroll your child in our preschool program and daycare center in Monroe, or contin…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Terrible Twos Versus Threenagers: How to Weather These Two Challenging Stages

    Parents of young children are often shocked when their child grows from smiling infant and wobbly toddler into a full-fledged kid with opinions, a mind of their own, and tactics for getting their own way! Below are a few tips for navigating the terrible twos and the threenager years. Two-year-old challenges: Before their second birthday, many two-year-olds were still gaining confidence with activi…Read More

  5. 7 Tips for Transitioning Your Young Child Out of the Crib

    In every young child’s life comes that dreaded moment when your toddler escapes from his crib and you must consider a new transition: moving your little one from the security of the crib to a toddler bed or a twin bed. Whether you choose a toddler rail on your existing crib, or decide to make the big leap to a twin, you’re likely worried about the toll on your child’s sleep, and your own, th…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Talking about Divorce with Young Children: What Toddlers and Preschoolers Need to Cope

    When parents divorce, speaking with children can be one of the most frightening and stressful experiences of the divorce process. After you and your partner have assessed your difficulties and made a decision, one of the most delicate issues still must be faced. Toddler and preschoolers need a sense of security, reassurance, and an idea of what to expect as their lives change.  If you are looking…Read More

  8. Five Ways to Schedule Quality Family Downtime into the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is busy, festive, and fun for everyone in your family.  In between holiday parties, concerts, and weekend shopping, you and your children may need more downtime than you think. Kids can become overwhelmed by the hustle of the season, so make sure you’re fitting some family downtime time into the schedule. Stay cozy. Whether you make a pillow and blanket fort and crawl inside …Read More

  9. How to Socialize Your Child in Preparation for Preschool

    If your toddler has been in the care of you, your extended family, or a nanny, and is entering center-based childcare for the first time as a preschooler, you may be apprehensive about the amount of socialization she has received in preparation for her upcoming days in the classroom. Many children enter preschool without previous experience at daycare, and there are ways for you to make sure your …Read More

  10. What to Do When Your Picky Eater Has You at Your Wit’s End

    Picky eaters come in all varieties. Some young children refuse anything green. Others stick to one or two favorite foods, turning up their nose at anything different. Still other kids pull a switch on their parents every so often, eating nothing but yogurt, fruit, and bagels for weeks, only to suddenly detest what they once gobbled down happily and demand an entirely new menu. Moms and dads may …Read More