Daycare May Help Your Shy Child Blossom Into A Social Butterfly


Your child is nearing the age of preschool and kindergarten but is still very, very shy. You aren't sure what to do, here, because nothing you've tried brings your child out of their shy persona. A visit to a daycare center may be what your child needs to help overcome their shyness in a positive way. Shyness May Make Life Difficult for Your Child Shyness is never an easy situation for a child to handle and can make their life very complex.

28 August 2019

Foster Parenting: When You Are Ready To Love A Child


Becoming a foster parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. You are able to care for children who truly need you, and you get the satisfaction knowing that you have made a difference in the life of someone else. When you want to be a foster parent, the process can take some time. You'll need to go through the licensing process, and this involves training, checking your background and a home study.

19 January 2019

Learning Activities To Teach Your Preschooler To Recognize And Spell Their Name


Just because your child answers to their own name doesn't mean they can actually recognize their name. Your preschooler should be able to recognize, spell and write their own name before they go to kindergarten. Teaching these things are usually done in preschool, but this should also be taught at home as well. Read on for activities you can do to teach your child to recognize and spell their name.

7 March 2018

4 Ways To Ensure Your Child Is Ready For Kindergarten


Just because your child is almost old enough to start kindergarten, doesn't mean they're actually prepared. Kindergarten involves spending hours a day with other kids, following directions, participating in guided play, and learning new skills. This can be a big adjustment after a more relaxed preschool or home environment. Here are four simple ways to help make sure your child is well-prepared to begin kindergarten: Read to Them Every Day

9 February 2016

Determining If A Child Care Center Can Meet Your Child's Special Needs


If your child has special needs, you understand how difficult it can be to find a care provider who can meet your child's needs. Below are three things to look for in a child care center and how they can help you decide whether they can adequately meet your child's needs. Understanding One of the biggest things that parents with special needs children deal with is lack of understanding from the community around them.

12 June 2015

Warm Weather Items Your Child Needs In Their Daycare Bag


As the weather gets warmer, you need to rethink the items that you pack in your child's daycare bag. It is time to swap out all your child's cold weather gear with gear more suited for warm weather. Extra Clothing If your child has not been potty trained yet, it is always a good idea to keep an extra change of clothes in a labeled zip-lock bag. If you haven't changed out the extra set of clothing you keep at daycare since this past fall, it is time to change out the items.

9 June 2015

3 Things You Should Ask Your Child's New Preschool Teacher


Sending your young child to a new preschool can be a little scary, especially if you are a first-time parent. In addition to coaxing them into leaving your side, you might also worry about what they will be taught, how they will be treated, and how well they will get along with the other kids. Fortunately, you might be able to stay on the same page with your child's new teacher by asking the right questions.

26 May 2015