1. 6 Gift Ideas For Toddlers and Preschoolers That Aren’t Toys

    Like most homes of families with young children we have toys everywhere. I feel like I am constantly purging the toy box (secretly, of course) and making runs to goodwill before every birthday or holiday to make room for the new toys my children will be receiving. This year I was determined to find ideas for gifts for my preschool age children that weren’t toys, here’s what I’ve come up with…Read More

  2. 5 Holiday Traditions To Start This Year

    As adults; we have memories and traditions that are special to us during the holiday season. With young families sometimes it can be hard to know where or how to begin to create these memories that can be carried on through childhood. I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for holiday traditions that you can begin this season! Acts of service – December is a great month to focus on the ne…Read More

  3. 6 Books That Talk About Thanksgiving

    With November upon us and it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Explaining the story of Thanksgiving to toddlers and preschoolers can seem quite complex. Instead, we can choose to teach this young age group about the importance of family and thankfulness. Check out some of these great books appropriate for infants through preschool! Infants and Toddlers:  The First Thanksgiving The I…Read More

  4. Safety First – Anchoring Furniture To The Wall

    As a parent or caregiver the responsibility of keeping our little ones safe is one that is never ending. As your Preschool provider we want to always team with you and help to keep you as up to date as possible on ways to ensure safety for your children at all times. In recent news we are hearing of several tragic events where children were severely harmed or worse in their own home where …Read More

  5. Fall Bucket List for Preschoolers

    If you're searching for a way to start some family traditions; bucket lists are a great place to start. My favorite thing about bucket lists is that they can be used in any season and with all age groups! We've put together a list of our favorite things to do during Fall with preschoolers. If you choose to cross some things off with your little ones this weekend be sure to share pictures with #vcc…Read More

  6. Cinnamon Apple Chips

    My little ones are always looking for an excuse to be in the kitchen with me so I love it when I find an easy recipe with safe ingredients they can help with. It’s even better when the recipe includes ingredients that make my house smell DIVINE! These cinnamon apple chips are so simple to make and they are naturally gluten free. To me, they are the perfect snack to kick off some fall baking! For…Read More

  7. DIY Oatmeal Bath for Dry, Itchy Skin

    September is here, and weather changes are around the corner. As the seasons change, we often see our little ones frustrated with dry, itchy skin. Check out this recipe for a DIY oatmeal and milk bath to soothe those annoying symptoms and get back to playing! ½ cup oatmeal 2 cups powdered milk 1 cup cornstarch ½ cup baking soda Optional: 2 – 4 drops of essential oil of your choice. (An excelle…Read More

  8. 4 Great Books To Introduce Potty Training

    Starting to think about potty training? If you’re like most of us the thought is a little scary and intimidating, most likely for your toddler as well. A great way to break the ice on this topic is to start with some age appropriate books to read with your toddler. Introducing these books before you start potty training will help your toddler develop a healthy understanding of this big change. B…Read More

  9. Tips for Creating a Stress Free Morning Routine

    Building a solid morning routine with preschoolers can drastically improve chaotic and stressful mornings trying to get everyone out the door. Research shows that children thrive on routine and situations where they know what to expect. When we as parents and caregivers provide them with routine we give them the tools to grow into more independence and feel confident in what their day holds for th…Read More

  10. Science is Vital for Preschool Development

    Science teaches so many important lessons for children during their toddler and preschool years. As early childhood educators, we see the value in this subject and choose to make it a part of every single day in our classrooms. Simple activities such as planting seeds, collecting rocks, measuring tree growth or exploring the chaos that comes from mixing oil and water can create endless conversati…Read More