1. The Importance of Early Childhood Education – Part Two

    In part one of our two-part series, we briefly discussed why placing your child in a high-quality Pre-K program can help encourage positive cognitive and social development while forming the neural pathways necessary to navigate efficiently throughout life. From positive interactions with peers and teachers to taking the initial steps necessary to make kindergarten easier, there are a number of re…Read More

  2. The Importance of Early Childhood Education – Part One

    In the early stages of a child’s life, a newborn’s brain produces more than one million neural connections every second. During this important period, a child will begin to explore and interact with the world around them, making this a critical moment for early cognitive development. In fact, according to the University of Washington, by the age of two years old, the brain is about 80 percent …Read More

  3. Family Thanksgiving Traditions

    5 Family Thanksgiving Traditions You Can Start This Year!

    When dinner is complete families of young and preschool age children can find themselves wondering “what now?” Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to create traditions your little ones can look forward to year after year. Here’s a couple examples to get you started! 1. Bake together - Little ones love to be a part of the action in the kitchen. Include them (safely) in your pie making, turke…Read More

  4. Indoor Activities for Kids

    As the winter months are beginning to approach, there will be less time for your child to play outdoors, and more time for your little one to spend indoors. If your youngster loves the outdoors, they may be saddened by the changing of the seasons if they have nothing in their home to stimulate their imagination. However, when provided with the proper tools at their disposal, your child may find th…Read More

  5. The Importance of Nutrition

    Nutrition plays a critical role in early childhood development, and can impact a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth. While eating nutritious foods is an important aspect to a little one’s cognitive function, it also imperative for remaining healthy into their adolescent and adult years, In fact, it seems that in recent years, childhood obesity has become a hot topic among parents …Read More

  6. Questions to Ask When Looking for a Preschool

    If you are currently in the process of searching for a qualified preschool for your little one to attend, you may have experienced some roadblocks along the way. It is human nature to want the best for your child, and knowing that your child is in capable and competent hands while you are at work is just one of the many reasons why parents can become indecisive when deciding which preschool their …Read More

  7. How Much Does Child Care Really Cost?

    The costs associated with raising a child can quickly reach exorbitant levels when factoring in food costs, school tuition, expenses of living, and many other variables worth taking into account. In fact, according to a report titled, “The Cost of Raising a Child” that was conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was found that, “Middle-income, married-couple parents of a child bo…Read More

  8. Healthy Snack Ideas to Pack for Daycare: Part Two

    If you take your child to a local daycare, you probably realize the importance of sending your child with both delicious and nutritious snacks. While growing children may only seek the food that tastes best to them, it is important to keep in mind that nutrition plays a key role in determining your child’s mental and physical health during their developmental stages. Providing your child with sn…Read More

  9. Benefits of Exercise for Children: Part Two

    When completed correctly, exercise can provide significant benefits to your child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity.” These statistics are alarming at first, however, with proper diet and a suffi…Read More

  10. Five Craft Ideas to Develop Your Child’s Imagination

    As a child, using arts and crafts as a method to exercise the imaginative areas of your brain is crucial for being a more effective problem solver later on in life. Whether figuring out challenging puzzles or drawing an imaginary scene, there are a variety of activities designed to improve a child’s imagination. Many studies have shown that one’s creativity and imagination are vital for seeing…Read More