Daycare vs Preschool: What’s the Difference?

October 22nd, 2020

Young children playing with toys in classroom

Are you looking for early learning options for your toddler? Do you work full-time and need childcare? Perhaps you’re looking for something that incorporates early childhood education into your child’s care. Daycare and preschool operate under the same general guidelines, but there are marked differences between the two services. So which should you choose? It […]

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Early Learning During COVID-19

April 7th, 2020

A mother helps her daughter with homework

With social-distancing policy in place, we are all experiencing a time of uncertainty and worry. Non-essential businesses and public institutions must close to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But where does that leave us as parents? With schools closing across the country, some for the rest of the school year, there is a […]

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Signs of Bullying (and How To Prevent It)

July 6th, 2020

I Say NO to Bullying!

Is your child suddenly reluctant to attend school? Taking sick days, showing up tardy, or skipping all together? According to StopBullying.gov, avoiding school, slipping grades, and losing friendships could all be signs that your child is experiencing bullying. Do you suspect your child is being bullied? Read on to learn what to watch for and […]

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Flu Prevention: Teaching Your Child About Handwashing

February 11th, 2020

A mother and daugher wash hands together

Are you tired of being sick and tired? If so, you may want to think twice about reaching for the hand sanitizer. Behavioral specialist, Jaralee Annice Metcalf, recently joined forces with special education teacher, Dayna Robertson, to conduct a classroom experiment testing the efficacy of antibacterial hand sanitizer versus traditional soap and water against the […]

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The Importance of Teaching Toddlers Gratitude

December 9th, 2019

Grandmother and Kids Sitting in a Rose Garden

Have you ever been told to “stop and smell the roses?” The phrase is a familiar call to take a moment to appreciate the little things in life. As an adult, you may think the takeaway is to slow down, but really the emphasis is to appreciate small joys. Appreciation paves the way to gratitude. […]

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Reading with Preschoolers – Tips for Parents

July 21st, 2018

Kids reading together

The development of literacy skills—including reading, writing, and comprehension—are critical to a child’s future success, both in school and in life. According to a joint position statement of the International Literacy Association and the NAEYC— “Although reading and writing abilities continue to develop throughout the lifespan, the early childhood years—from birth through age eight—are the […]

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From Pre-K to Kindergarten: Tips for a Smooth Transition

August 16th, 2017

Woman walking little girl to first day of school.

Starting kindergarten can be intimidating, even for children who have experienced an early education program. While preschool helps prepare little ones both socially and academically for school, the first days in a new school or classroom are often both exciting and scary. These tips can make the transition as smooth as possible for both you […]

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