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 Summer Camp For Kids

    Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about all the fun summer activities your family has planned. Whether it be a camping trip, a county fair, a Fourth Of July parade, swimming lessons, or summer camp, your kids will need lots of things to keep them occupied once school lets out. At Child’s World Academy in Monroe, we offer year-round childcare services, a…Read More

  3. 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

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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. 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

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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

  7. 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

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    Fostering Resilience in Young Children

    What is resilience and why is it so important to develop this trait as a young child? Resilience is the capability to withstand adversity and to find ways to overcome setbacks with a positive attitude. Young children often have trouble with resilience, because even small disappointments and troubles can seem overwhelming to a toddler or preschooler. There are ways for young children to learn to ha…Read More

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    Three Common Preschooler Sleep Issues Plus Tips and Strategies to Help Your Child Get More Rest

    While many parents watch their children emerge from the infancy stage and assume that sleep issues and night wakings are behind them, many sleep issues can resurface during their preschool years. If your child is having trouble getting enough sleep or if your daycare provider is reporting that she seems tired during the day, you might need to tackle your child’s sleep concerns so that she can go…Read More

  10. Birthday Party Etiquette: Navigating A Few Common Party Concerns

    It’s that time of year! Your child’s birthday is upon you, and while he is excited about cake, games, and presents, you’ve got a project on your hands: namely, throwing a great party that makes him feel celebrated. Children’s birthday parties can be a bit tricky. Navigating the etiquette around them is difficult, but our tips will make the process a bit easier. The Guest List. You don’t …Read More