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. Benefits of Taking Your Child to Daycare – Part 2

    Welcome back to the Child’s World Academy blog! If you’re just joining us, make sure to head back to part one of this blog series so that you can get a full scope of the benefits that your child will see by attending a daycare. If you’re all caught up, then you know that we will be covering some additional benefits of taking your child to daycare, let’s get started. Advancement For most pa…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Kids, Sports, and Safety: How to Keep Active Kids Healthy

    When kids engage in sports activities, they are doing something incredibly positive for their bodies. Keeping kids active is important, and making sure that they’re engaging in sports and physical activities safely is even more important. Take the following steps to ensure your child’s health and safety. We are Kid's Academy day care. We have two locations, in Peekskill, NY and Monroe, CT. Re…Read More

  5. 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

  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. Infant Sign Language: Getting Started with the Basics

    When your baby is between six months and two years of age, it’s likely that her receptive language skills, meaning the amount she understands, is more advanced than her expressive language skills by a mile. This means that your little one has an understanding of the world around her, but cannot communicate her needs. This can lead to meltdowns and frustration. Luckily, teaching her a bit of sig…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. 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