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In their earliest years, your child goes through several key stages that contribute to their growth, behavior and development. The experiences your child has, and how they are looked after and cared for will all play a big role in their social, cognitive and language development.

There are thousands of ‘day care centers’ across the country. Statistically speaking, there are probably a few right in your neighborhood. This sounds like good news if you're a parent who needs someone to take care of your children while you go about your day, but not all daycare centers are created equal. There certainly are some quality daycare services out there, but you need to know what to look for. To find high quality child care, here are a few things to look for:

There’s no doubt about it, dropping off your child at a childcare center each morning is no easy task. More often it’s not only difficult for the child, but for the parent as well. While there’s no clear cut way to ease the transition, there are some helpful tips that can help both you and your child.

As technology has grown and evolved, we've discovered beneficial ways of using it that we may not have foreseen.  Technology is no longer just for entertainment, safety and convenience: now it's a key player in education and development.  In fact, technology is one of the greatest tools for helping children develop.  In no case is this truer than with children aged 36.  For kids in this highly critical developmental stage, technology can be the perfect way to supplement and reinforce the lessons they learn at child care centers and day care centers.  Here are some of the many ways that you can use technology to help your young child grow, develop, and learn.

Early childhood education is proven to pay off in the long run by helping to produce a more qualified workforce of adults. The payoff, according to My Central Jersey, is a return on investment of $17 million to every $1 million invested.  Those figures are hard to ignore.

America is becoming more educated. In fact, according to the Washington Post, the national high school graduation rate topped 80 percent in 2012. It was the first time in history it reached this high.

There are many reasons why you, as a parent, want to enroll your child in an early education program. Whether it is to begin the process of socializing your child with other children, or to begin building the foundation for learning that will go on for the rest of their lives, there are many benefits that you and your child will receive from early education. Unfortunately, , in the beginning we are always doubtful of our decision. Not to worry, it will be a positive experience for all of you. Here are some tips that may provide you with some concrete ways to deal with the transition into early education programs for both you and your child. These include school readiness tips, building literacy skills, and developing confidence in your child to interact and be successful in an environment away from home and away from you.

 

We have all seen the utter chaos that a 6 year old can bring with them to the playground. Kids between the ages of 3 to 6 burn a lot of energy while they play, and because they are still growing, they require snacks between meals to keep them mentally focused and physically charged. While processed snacks are easier to come by than healthy snacks, there are tons of healthy snacks parents can turn to—even when on the go. Below are some snacks designed to empower your children to greatness!

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Tender Care Accreditations

Tender Care is a Pennsylvania and Connecticut state-licensed child care and early childhood learning organization, an accredited member of NAEYC, PAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.

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    Accreditation

    Tender Care Learning Centers has committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the measurement of our program excellence. NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, and is dedicated to improving programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC sets the standards for quality childcare and education in America, with an emphasis placed on the quality of interactions among teachers and children and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum.

  • Keystone/STARS

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    The Keystone STARS program validates what Tender Care Learning Centers have been doing for many years. Your child's Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for your child. As a parent, feel confident your child is safe and respected, is learning new things every day, and is well prepared for future success in life.