1. Educational Childcare

    One of the biggest misconceptions about child care is that it is just another form of child supervision, like babysitting. And in some cases, this may actually be true. Not all child care centers are accredited. And not all child care centers hold themselves up to the current standards of quality child care practices. The best way to determine the quality of a child care center is to learn how muc…Read More

  2. Choosing Childcare Tips

    Choosing child care for your little one is one of the most important decision you as a parent can make. You are, after all, choosing who you will be trusting with the safety, health and well-being of your child. There are many things to consider when choosing child care, including the reputation of the child care center, the policies and programs they offer and the level of professionalism and cer…Read More

  3. Tips for Summer Safety

    The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner. Soon your little scholar will be out of school and replacing their thinking caps with outdoor explorer caps! Before you let loose your little adventurer into the uncharted regions of the backyard, it’s a good idea to teach them some summer safety essentials and ensure that they are properly provisioned for their voyages and trail bl…Read More

  4. Choosing Childcare Tips

    Choosing child care for your little one is one of the most important decision you as a parent can make. You are, after all, choosing who you will be trusting with the safety, health and well-being of your child. There are many things to consider when choosing child care, including the reputation of the child care center, the policies and programs they offer and the level of professionalism and ce…Read More

  5. Starting Preschool Tips

    Do you remember starting preschool? Maybe, maybe not. Do you remember the first time that you were really nervous about starting a new school year? Sure you do. The anxiety is sometimes and unfortunately the most memorable part. There is something about nerves that imprints upon your psyche. For a little one starting preschool, there can be a lot of nerves. In many cases, the first day of prescho…Read More

  6. Understanding Student Teacher Ratio

    One of the best indicators of a quality childcare provider is a good student-teacher ratio. The student teacher ratio is simply the number of teachers or childcare professionals on hand at any given time in a childcare, preschool or daycare setting in relation to the number of kids. For example, a preschool class of 20 children and 2 teachers has a student teacher ratio of 10:1. This means one tea…Read More

  7. Teaching Kids about Stranger Danger

    Children can be very trusting. They are innocent and they have not yet developed a healthy sense of skepticism about the motives of others. Teaching your children about whom they can trust and whom they should avoid is an important part of safety education.Stranger danger is the easy to remember term used to impart a sense of awareness about strangers. Teaching this discernment is a delicate balan…Read More

  8. Impact of Early Childhood Education on Child Development

    With the focus of the American education discussion pivoting around K-12 education, many parents of young children are often left wondering how they can help their child prepare for Kindergarten and lifelong learning. Lost in the talk of graduation and drop-out rates in school age children, pre-k kids have taken the back seat in policy considerations. But research has begun to indicate that early …Read More

  9. The Benefits of Learning Games for Preschoolers

    When thinking about education and learning, few adults and parents think of fun and engaging learning games. Having been brought up in the classroom at a time when the three R’s were stressed – Reading, wRiting, and aRithmatic – new parents still associate learning with long hours staring at books and scribbling numbers. But new research and theories of education have begun to uncover that l…Read More