1. 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

  2. 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

  3. How to Prep Your Children for the End of Daylight Savings Time

    Whomever decided daylight savings time was a reasonable idea wasn’t responsible for coaxing young children towards a peaceful night of sleep. Even without a sudden time shift, bedtime can be an already long process with tooth brushing struggles, lost teddy bears, multiple trips to the potty, and fervent requests for just one more song, book or another glass of water. Here are some tips to help y…Read More

  4. Commonly Overlooked Baby Proofing Measures

    By nature, parents want to protect their children. As babies leave the newborn stage and begin to explore their world, the possibility of disaster grows. Baby proofing the parts of a home where babies spend the majority of their time can cut down on preventable accidents. While cabinet locks and baby gates are obvious additions, here are some commonly overlooked and potentially dangerous areas.  …Read More

  5. The Best Podcasts for Young Children

    Podcasts are changing the way we all consume news and information, listen to stories, and engage with the world. Arguably, they offer some of the most innovative content today, and there are plenty of podcasts that cater to young children. At Child's World Academy, our daycare teachers love engaging children in these sorts of educational activities, and we have lots of go-to podcasts for kids. Her…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Building a Library for Your Young Child

    When your baby is born, a great task begins: the process of building a beautiful, funny, and engaging library of children’s books for your little one. Our recommendations will get you off to a great start. Books For Toddlers 18 Months & Younger When babies are in the newborn stage, their vision is a bit blurry. Picture books with a lot of nuance and subtle colors will not catch their attenti…Read More

  8. How to Teach Your Young Child About Strangers and Safety

    “Stranger danger” is a term many of us first heard in our own childhoods, and it’s a concept parents still need to teach to their children today. However, the conversation should not be black and white. Discuss the various aspects of how children can keep themselves safe, starting as early as the age of two, during their daycare and preschool years. First, teach your child about basic body s…Read More

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    Transitional Objects and Your Young Child: Benefits and Misconceptions

    Many children between the ages of six months and five years use transitional objects such as blankets, loveys, or stuffed animals to soothe them, especially during times of change and challenge. These items become both beloved by children and useful when moving from one developmental stage to the next, or for overcoming common childhood challenges. Why do Children Choose Transitional Objects? Most…Read More

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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