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. 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

  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

  6. 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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    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

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    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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    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