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. 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

  3. 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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    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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    Five Unique Activities for Chilly Days With Young Children

    In December, cold weather is a bit of a novelty. The first snow lightly coats the ground, holiday celebrations commence with hot cocoa handy, and the excitement of cozy winter sweaters and toasty fires consumes us. But when January and February arrive, the cold temperatures no longer feel new, and children in particular have a tendency to become bored, whiny, and riddled with cabin fever. Try a di…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

  10. 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