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 3-6. 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.
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!
As this year’s presidential primaries wrap up, promises have been made for improvement in early education. The various presidential nominees from both sides have given their views on how they will help improve early childhood education for young children if elected. This is a good gesture that they actually care about the future of children in America. They are advocating for high-quality early education that will produce lasting changes in children’s education.
When it comes to your child, the first few years of their life are absolutely crucial to their development. The fundamentals you provide to your child in their earliest years will provide the foundation that shapes their future health, happiness, growth and overall development.
Tender Care Learning Centers has 37 teachers who have received the prestigious Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Award in the past 11 years, including the National Child Care Teacher of the Year in 2006.
Swimming is, without a doubt, a favorite summertime activity for the entire family; giving your children some cooling relief from the heat while keeping them entertained for hours on end. However, the pool can present some challenging safety concerns for parents no matter how careful they are. Start keeping your child safe while around the swimming pool this summer and follow along as we explore some of our swimming safety tips!