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    How to Encourage Your Child to Apologize

    Children are not exactly known for their excellent apology skills, especially during the "terrible twos" and their early daycare and preschool years. Even the most emotionally intelligent adults have a hard time admitting when they are at fault, as well as delivering an authentic apology with an intention of repairing harm done. Work with your child on developing these skills at a young age in ord…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. Stopping Bullying in its Tracks in Early Childhood

    Bullying is typically a problem that affects school-age children, particularly children in elementary school and middle school. So why address it as early as the toddler and preschool years? Many of the factors that increase bullying behavior later in childhood actually occur during the first few years of toddlerhood and early childhood education. Being on the lookout for these factors is importan…Read More

  4. Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Young Children, And What Parents Can Do to Help

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be difficult to spot in very young children, as many young children display some typical signs of ADHD during their daycare and preschool years, even in the absence of an actual diagnosable condition. However, if your child seems to display many of these behaviors the majority of the time, it may make sense to consult your pediatrician. A diagnos…Read More

  5. Tips for Safe and Smooth Travel with Kids for the Holidays

    If you’re headed out of town over the holidays, prepare for your trip by making it easier on your kids and yourself with our helpful tips for parents of toddlers. Whether you’re traveling by car or by plane, these tips will keep your family safe and will allow for smooth travel this holiday season. By Car: Consider safety. Before taking a long road trip, especially in chilly temperatures or pr…Read More

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    Six Benefits of an Early Bedtime for Your Young Child

    There is little consensus among parents about what a suitable bedtime is for children, from infancy through preschool and pre-K age. Many parents desire more time with their children after work, which is certainly understandable, but an earlier bedtime will make for a more well-rested child, which will in turn make the time you spend with your little one more enjoyable for the both of you. From ou…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

  8. 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

  9. little girl cleaning up

    How to Take Charge of Your Home’s Toy Clutter!

    Is your house littered with toys that seem to have no special place of their own? Do you constantly find yourself losing toys or tripping over toys that are never played with? Many families find themselves accumulating toys without any real organization system, and that can make your home feel a bit cluttered and stressful. Not to mention that your children will play less when they can’t find th…Read More

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    Fears and Phobias in Young Children and How to Tackle Them

    If your child has developed a fear or phobia of something specific, whether it’s the water, the dark, or an animal such as dogs, there is generally a point at which that phobia began. Perhaps he had a scary encounter with an overly enthusiastic dog, or the water stung his eyes when he was splashed at the local pool. These types of experiences can evolve into persistent phobias that deprive child…Read More