When Parents and Providers Work Together

Childcare is a necessary part of life for many families. Childcare not only promotes growth and development in children, but it also helps to strengthen families and communities. Childcare providers are an important family resource for support and child development education. Creating a Positive Relationship Children benefit most when parents and providers work together to…

Your Village Is Here

Our village was born after seeing the need for connection in our childcare community. We understand that sometimes there’s a need for guidance in young families and childcare providers. It’s tough balancing the many things in our lives and at the same time making sure we’re giving our kids a good head start before they…

Tips On Stress Management

With their busy back to school and daycare schedules, kids these days face a lot of stress. Stress management for kids is a hot topic for parents. How do we help calm their nerves—whether they’re anxious about a test, upset after a tough day at the sitters or trying to wind down for bed? Try…

Facts About Separation Anxiety

After the Labor Day holiday, we start the full swing “Back to School” schedule. Dropping off your child at daycare can sometimes cause anxiety. Here are a few facts to help ease into the transition: Infants: Separation anxiety develops after a child gains an understanding of object permanence. Once your infant realizes you’re really gone…

Social And Emotional Health In Young Children

A child’s social and emotional skills, including the regulation of his or her emotions, capacity to solve problems and ability to interact with others have been identified as key factors in long-term academic and life success. With the support of CCR’s resources and education, parents and caregivers have the opportunity to enhance the social and emotional…

Children And Laughter

Laughter is an easily learned and reinforced developmental skill. Often when we think about children, we have a vision of fun, play and laughter. Play is learning for children and laughter is a big part of play. Laughter and humor are directly connected to a child’s development; humor can build a child’s vocabulary, reading skills and…

Summer Brain Builders Series

On August 14th, 6:30 – 8:30, we will be hosting the first “Summer Brain Building Series” here at CCR in Neptune. We are encouraging parents to come with their babies and older siblings for a night of information and fun! The topic of the night is “Brain Builders At Work” and we’ll share how parents…

Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Early experiences affect the development of brain architecture, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Just as a weak foundation compromises the quality and strength of a house, adverse experiences early in life can impair brain architecture, with negative effects lasting into adulthood. An “environment of relationships” is crucial for the development…

A Good Caregiver…

Is loving and responsive One who hugs, rocks, cuddles, seeks eye contact and enjoys the child…who responds to the baby’s smiles and emerging skills and interests…who finds ways to expand upon children’s play to help them learn new skills…who is sociable and interested in children. One who talks with the baby about what they do…

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…

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…