Promoting Education in the Home

As a parent you are your childs first teacher, Whether you have a preschooler who is learning the basics of colors and counting or an elementary school student who requires help with their homework—consider the tips below on how to promote learning throughout your household.

As a parent you are your childs first teacher, Whether you have a preschooler who is learning the basics of colors and counting or an elementary school student who requires help with their homework—consider the tips below on how to promote learning throughout your household.

Use Visual Aids

Visual aids are an excellent way to help your child learn. Some visual aids even allow you to combine all 3 primary learning styles—Kinesthetic, Auditory, and Visual. Consider visual options such as:

  • Educational Learning Games—board games, card games or electronic games.
  • Everyday Objects—such as using jelly beans or jacks to learn how to count.
  • Flash Cards—for everything from learning animals, colors, the alphabet, or vocabulary words.
  • Videos—consider short online videos, TV shows and movies that incorporate learning such as “Sesame Street.”
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Sing or Rhyme

Even if you are not a gifted vocalist, looking for ways to turn a topic into a song, poem, or rhyme to help make information more fun and easier to retain.This is why the ABC's are so effective. Also make up or use acronyms such as “Never Eat Shredded Wheat” to recall how to remember the directions of north, east, south, and west.

Go Somewhere Relevant

Regardless of your child’s age, look for opportunities to take them places that are relevant to what they are learning. Below are just a few examples to consider:

  • Not only is a farm or zoo a fun place to visit, it provides your child an opportunity to learn more about the animals they are studying, or to help learn animals by name.
  • A farmer's market is a great place to help them identify colors in different shades, and names of vegetables and fruit.
  • Visit a restaurant or cultural festival to help them learn more about the culture or country they are studying.
  • Grow a plant or produce to learn about science or agriculture.
  • Explore volunteer opportunities you can do together to learn more about the topic they are studying.

Sign Them Up For a Fun Extracurricular Activity

An excellent way to help your child learn is to sign them up for a fun extracurricular activity—either with other kids their age or something you can do together. This could be anything from a one-day workshop, an eight-week art class, or year round activities such as dance. While extracurricular activities will encourage your child to develop specific skills—they will also help your child to develop their communication skills, social skills, confidence, and the value of commitment.

The activities above are just a few ways in which you can enhance and improve your child’s education while at home. Make sure your child is getting daylong mental stimulation and more by enrolling him or her in one of the early education programs fromTender Care Learning Centers. With early education, preschool and afterschool programs in Connecticut and Southwestern Pa, any program from Tender Care Learning Centers is sure to keep your child’s mind active. Give your child an environment to learn and grow, enroll them in Tender Care Learning Centers today.

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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, PennAEYC, 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.