Research shows that the first five years of your child’s life are critical in their development. These years set the stage for future success! The foundations of sensory-motor, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development are formed during these years. More than one million new neural connections are formed every second in the first few years of life. Your child’s
When you leave your children with a childcare provider, you want to be sure that they’re in good hands. Security and safety is one of the top priorities for most parents who walk through our doors. We want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ll be safe, so we put together
Here are five ways to help your kids thrive before five: 1. Engage them in conversation. Children are constantly learning. And how to have and hold a conversation is a vital piece of their development. So how you talk to them and how they see you communicate to others is how they will also begin
When it comes to childcare in Indiana, you’ve got options! And while some parents are fortunate enough to have family members and friends available to help care for their children, others parents choose to send their children to a home daycare, use a private childcare center or enroll them in a part-time public preschool. All
With an ever-increasing number of families dependent on both parents to bring in income, the need for quality childcare continues to be in high demand. With so many options and providers to sift through, how can you know if you’re making the right decision for your family? Let this short list of options help
Your kids are your world, and the time has come to start considering options for childcare, which begs the question—what should you consider when deciding who will be taking care of your child? Aside from hiring a private Nanny, which can be costly and difficult to find the “right fit” for your family, there are
Dr. John Medina wrote about 12 “Brain Rules” to help us all become more intelligent, more effective humans. These rules have become a movement in schools in the last years. His website discusses the implications for exercise, sleep, senses, and music on knowledge and learning, just to name a few.
We all understand the importance of safety when raising a child. Parents and teachers alike go that extra mile to ensure that the children in their care are safe. We have locks on doors and windows, childproof our buildings, and are always looking for better ways to keep them from harm. But safety goes beyond
When you start looking into preschools or other early childcare programs, you may see the Paths to Quality logo on their brochures, windows, or websites. But what exactly does that mean?
Many parents are not completely happy with their childcare provider but may feel stuck or not sure what to look for. Here are tips on where to search and some subtle cues to look for in a potential childcare provider: