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Getting Your Child Prepared for Their First Session at a Daycare

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If you were just informed your job application was accepted and do not have a babysitter to watch your young child when you start going to your new place of employment, you may consider searching for a childcare facility to undertake the task. However, a child who has no experience with daycare may be a bit anxious about their parent leaving them for the day. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your young child for their first session at a daycare facility. Read More»

What Type Of Preschool Program Is Right For Your Child?

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Your child’s education begins at day one. As time goes on, however, you’ll want to think about their education in a more formal sense. There are numerous preschool programs that will enable your child to flourish and will focus on his or her strengths, all the while helping them also form their own interests. Read on and discover just a few preschool programs that might be right for your child. Read More»

Tips For Keeping Your Child Safe At Daycare When The Child Has Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease is something that can affect anyone of any age, including young children. If your toddler was recently diagnosed with this condition, you will need to make sure that he or she does not consume anything that contains gluten. This can make life a little trickier, and it can make it hard feeling confident leaving your child at a daycare center. If you are looking for a daycare center for him or her, it will be imperative to spend the time you need making sure you choose the right one. Read More»

How To Stop The Tears During Preschool Drop Off

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For many children, preschool is the first time that they will be separated from their families for a long period during the day. Some children are able to adapt more quickly, while others will hate to go. If your child is crying in the morning when they are heading off to kindergarten, their feelings and fears are things that need to be addressed. If your child dislikes being separated from you during the day, here are some ways to help them adjust to going to kindergarten. Read More»

Educational Franchises Can Give You Freedom From District Policies

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If you are a teacher who is tired of having your hands tied by school district policies, you may want to consider starting your own “school.” Educational franchises are available that offer you different options for how and what you teach. Here are just a few different types of franchises you may want to consider that will enable you to keep teaching but more on your own terms. Gifted and Talented Read More»

Dealing With Young Children When You Work From Home

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Working from home with small children can be a challenge, and it may be difficult to establish a routine that is both productive and keeps kids entertained. While you may feel frustrated by the interruptions that can interfere with your work, children may be upset that you are not focusing on them throughout the day. There are some ways to ensure you are able to be productive, while also understanding your child’s need for attention and interaction. Read More»

Child Care For The Attachment Parented Baby

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Attachment parenting is a common catchphrase that describes parents who tend to embrace certain parenting practices, including breastfeeding, cloth diapering and baby-wearing (with a sling or wrap). While many attachment-parenting couples choose to have one parent home with the baby, others choose or have the need to work outside of the home. If you are a parent who is trying to use the attachment parenting philosophies, choosing a child care facility can prove a challenge. Read More»

3 Ways To Encourage Your Child To Read And Write

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Reading and writing are the most important skills your child will learn. Being able to effectively read the written word is the key to remaining successful not only in school but also for the rest of their lives. It fosters a love of literature and writing, and promotes an overall well-rounded human being. Unfortunately, there are some kids that struggle with reading and writing. The key for parents is to work early on with the child as he or she begins to demonstrate their inability to comprehend the written word. Read More»

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing A Daycare For Your Infant

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Having a newborn can be quite stressful because there are many new situations that you will encounter along the way. One important situation that will arise is the fact that you will need to find someone to take care of your child when you need to go back to work. Use the guide below to learn how to choose the right daycare for your infant. Ask for Proof of Infant First Aid Training Read More»

5 Ways Swimming Lessons Can Boost Your Child's Development

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Year-round swimming lessons seem like a major commitment. You’ve considered once a week (or more) classes that continue through all four seasons, but aren’t completely sold just yet. Maybe you remember swimming as a summertime only hobby or think of it as a vacation ‘treat’. Why not just sign your little swimmer up for lessons from June through August? Check out the reasons why year-round swim lessons are becoming an increasingly popular trend and how they can benefit your child’s development! Read More»