Why It Takes A Village

Child Care Resources recognizes the positive impact of parent partnerships. Our Parenting Village is designed to be an integrated approach that provides on-going opportunities for parents to engage with their children, connect with other parents, and gain insight on parenting and their child’s development.  This kind of partnership was born out of seeing a need…

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.…

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…

Health and Safety Issues to Consider

Quality child care providers make health and safety issues a top priority. Use the questions below as general guidelines, and contact Child Care Resources for more information. � Are diapering, sleeping, food preparation and play areas separate? � Are there clearly written sanitation procedures specific to each area? Are instructions posted about proper diapering and…

Reasons Why Outdoor Play Is Critical To Development

Unstructured outdoor play is essential for a variety of reasons, among them: Physical play increases overall fitness, builds healthier bodies, and helps prevent childhood obesity. Children need to develop large and small motor skills along with cardiovascular endurance. Time outdoors raises vitamin D levels, helping prevent future bone problems, diabetes, and heart disease and may…