How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Counter Challenging Behaviour

Children experience emotions before they learn how to use words to describe those emotions. When a child misbehaves, it’s usually a sign that they are feeling angry, anxious, ignored, or overwhelmed. With training and practice, children can learn how to identify, distinguish, and express their emotions in an appropriate and safe manner. In this article,… Continue reading How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Counter Challenging Behaviour

Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?

Preschools are early childhood education programs for children ages 3 to 5 designed to teach cognitive and social development skills through play. Research shows that children who attend a high-quality preschool with trained teachers have improved academic, social, and self-regulatory skills. They develop social and emotional skills like learning to share and following directions. Their… Continue reading Is Your Child Ready for Preschool?

The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Learning in Daycare Centres

We are accustomed to learning environments that are academic-centric, where the emphasis is placed on teaching a core curriculum outlined by the government. However, research has shown that for children to attain their full potential, educators and parents need to focus on the development of the whole child. This involves ensuring they develop mentally, physically,… Continue reading The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Learning in Daycare Centres

How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Sending your child off to school for the first time can be stressful. After all, it is unfamiliar territory for both parent and child. This important milestone may seem difficult, but with the right plan, parents can guarantee a smooth start. Here are a few tips to prepare your child for preschool. Build vocabulary Engage… Continue reading How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Easy Ways to Teach Preschool Kids to Count

In preschool, educators teach basic counting concepts in a fun and exciting ways. These skills lay the foundations for future math curricula and inspire an enthusiasm for learning. There are many easy ways to continue teaching preschool kids to count at home to help them learn and develop. It is important to keep counting lessons… Continue reading Easy Ways to Teach Preschool Kids to Count

Preschool vs. Daycare: Do You Know the Difference?

When parents review options for childcare, they often see the terms preschool and daycare used to describe similar types of programs. However, each option is different in terms of age group, education and childcare services. If you’re uncertain how to tell preschool and daycare apart, read on to learn what each has to offer. Preschool… Continue reading Preschool vs. Daycare: Do You Know the Difference?

Nanny Vs. Daycare: What’s the Right Choice for Your Child?

For many parents, deciding on who should take care of their baby while they’re at work can be a daunting task. Other than choosing to be a stay-at-home parent or having relatives watch your child, the two main options for childcare are hiring a nanny or enrolling your child in a daycare centre. This article… Continue reading Nanny Vs. Daycare: What’s the Right Choice for Your Child?

How Do You Teach Your Kids About Germs?

Due to their underdeveloped immune systems and high exposure to germs at school and other childcare facilities, children are more vulnerable than adults to sickness caused by germs. Children seldom understand the importance of good hygiene habits, which further raises their susceptibility to illness. Thus, teaching them about germs during their early learning stages is… Continue reading How Do You Teach Your Kids About Germs?

5 Questions to Ask When Checking Out After-School Programs

After-school programs can be viewed as an engaging and creative extension of the school day. As working parents, you are concerned about what your child will do after the school day has ended, especially when you are not able to pick them up right after school. An after-school program would be the solution to this… Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask When Checking Out After-School Programs

How to Make Sure Your Child’s Needs Are Met at Daycare

While you can put a lot of care into ensuring that your child is safe at home, you can’t always control everything around them when they’re out of your sight. For many parents, ensuring that their child’s needs are met at daycare can be challenging. Many children may have bouts of separation anxiety or experience… Continue reading How to Make Sure Your Child’s Needs Are Met at Daycare