Ease The Anxiety

A new childcare experience can be overwhelming. The tips below will help you prepare your child for this experience and help you establish a good working relationship with your childcare provider. Some children adjust to a new childcare situation almost immediately, others might take several months. Follow your child’s lead. Give them the time they need…

Building Brain Power In Toddlers

Supporting brain power in children is easy! Children will show you windows of opportunity through their curiosity; pay attention to signals and help them to explore. By age 3, toddlers know more than 1,000 words! By age 3, the brain is equipped to juggle multiple tasks like focusing and storing information. Skills start to develop…

Summer Time Means More Time To Play

Now that the kids are out of school, remember that play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play as a family weaves the ties of love and connection that bind family members together. Make sure your child gets plenty of play time with their child care provider…

What Are “Quality” Early Childhood Programs?

Quality early childhood programs provide experiences that optimize each child’s development, learning and health, engage families and communities in partnerships and cultivate life-long learners and productive members of society. What does this mean for families? Early childhood programs refer to any program or service related to young children and families. While programs and services are…

5 Important Ways Fathers Impact Child Development

When it comes to parenting,  a mother’s love is important and special, but having an active father figure plays an equally important role in the healthy development of a child. Here are 5 important ways fathers impact child development: 1. Increase Intellect. An active father can help increase your child’s emotional intelligence and problem solving capabilities.…

What is Family Well-Being?

Family well-being includes the safety, health, and financial stability of all family members. Safe, healthy, and financially secure families are more likely to reach the goals they set for themselves and their children. Early childhood professionals can contribute to the well-being of families and their children by building strength based relationships that foster trust and…

Stay Involved

The work isn’t over when you find good care for your child. Building a strong relationship with your provider will help your child’s learning and development. Look for ways to exchange information about your child and have conversations about caregiving and your child’s learning. Here are some ways to be involved: Have meetings with your…