Will Your Shy Child Make Friends

Will Your Shy Child Make Friends?

It is a commonly held belief that children need to form social skills before they can develop friendships. Child development experts tell us that the opposite is actually true. Friendships …

Raising a Confident Reader

Raising a Confident Reader

As parents and teachers we recognize the importance that reading skills play in our personal and professional lives. We read on a daily basis, and as a matter of fact …

Understanding Quality Childcare

Understanding Quality Childcare

These days, parents have so many different options when it comes to childcare. Parents can choose from childcare centers, home care providers, nannies, non-profit programs, state-funded programs, and so many others. There is …

The Importance of Outdoor Play

Child Development through Structured & Unstructured Play Structured play is the kind of play where there is typically an adult leader and a specific, planned way in which the play …

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

90% of parents cited academic preparedness as being the most important factor in their child’s quality childcare. They want to ensure that their children are prepared to meet or exceed academic expectations …

Outdoor Play for Kids

Outdoor Games For Kids Of All Ages

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of nature and outdoor play for children. According to the National Wildlife Federation, outdoor play boosts fitness and decreases the risk of childhood obesity; …

Family Fun Time: Things to Do With Kids

Family Time: Fun Things To Do With Kids

After a busy week of responsibilities, caring for children, and working in and out of the home, we cherish opportunities to be with family members. Shared quality time strengthens your …