1. Easy Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

    The holidays are about giving and receiving thoughtful gift and spending time with those you love. Here are a few low effort, high impact activities parents can do with their children to spread holiday cheer, near and far.  Unexpectedly surprise a friend, a neighbor, or a stranger with a random act of kindness.  Sometimes a small gift at an unexpected time can cut through the gray winter gloom t…Read More

  2. Tips for a Safe Night of Trick or Treating

    Halloween is a night filled with treats, playful tricks, festive costumes, and lots of chocolate!  However since most activities, especially trick or treating, take place after nightfall, it's important to keep safety at the forefront of your mind.   Skip the Masks Masks are as hard to see out of as they are uncomfortable which makes it more likely your child will trip or fall down as they move…Read More

  3. 2019 Flu Shot Information for Families

    Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the onset of flu season. It's the time of year when people spend the most time in close quarters, breathing the same air and sharing germs. Influenza, or what most people know as the flu,  is a viral respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Both Influenza A and Influenza B present with similar symptoms which include fever, aches, c…Read More

  4. 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

  5. When Your Spouse Travels for Work: How to Cope

    Many parents dread that moment when their partner comes home from work and announces, “I’ve gotta go out of town to a conference the week of the 25th.” While most parents know that they are perfectly capable of taking care of the kids, the house, and tackling their jobs without help, it’s tough to spend those few days without any assistance from their spouses. These tips can make your tim…Read More

  6. When Ignoring Behavior is the Best Approach: Behaviors to Ignore in Your Young Child

    Certain toddler and preschooler behaviors are grating. They can make you grit your teeth, snap, admonish, and scold. But sometimes, even a bit of negative recognition of unwanted behaviors can be enough to encourage your child to continue them. When your child throws a tantrum, for instance, and immediately gets your attention, it may lead to more, and longer, tantrums in the future. Strategically…Read More

  7. Car Seat Safety: Myths and Facts

    Life with a baby who swiftly grows into a toddler is a blur, and it can be hard to keep up with all the appropriate safety guidelines for car seats. Here at Childs' World Academy day care, we know it can be hard, so we are here to help! If you are looking for quality day care in the Monroe, CT or Peekskill, NY, call us today. The gulf between what the general population does in terms of car seat s…Read More