Acclimating Your Child to Daycare

Preparing your child for the transition to daycare is extremely important, and all enrolling families are advised to implement these tips at home to assist in your child’s adjustment to daycare.   Have your child nap in his/her crib (or bed) at designated times Your child will not be able to sleep in a swing, … Continue reading Acclimating Your Child to Daycare

Helping Your Child Through Transitions and Aiding in Separation Anxiety

A lot of things, when it comes to young children, is the age they are that dictates behavior and common occurrences. Another part of it that you may not realize is a parent's role in helping a child develop skills and competencies. One of the biggest ones we see in early childhood education is separation … Continue reading Helping Your Child Through Transitions and Aiding in Separation Anxiety

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day

How hard can this be? There are only five of them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally posted here: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-raise-successful-kids-science-says-do-these-5-things-every-day.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Bill Murphy Jr.www.billmurphyjr.com          @BillMurphyJr My poor daughter. She’s happy and healthy, and has loving parents and a stable home. But, she also has a dad who scours scholarly articles to find the modern consensus on best practices … Continue reading Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things Every Day

The Importance of DAP and Why it Makes a Difference in Early Childhood Education

Key Terms Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) - click here for an explanation of DAP Early Childhood Education (ECE) I've heard a lot lately (mostly from non-ECE parents) about how their child got sent home with multiple crafts daily in preschool in the 1990's. I've also heard how one parent's child hasn't come home with any … Continue reading The Importance of DAP and Why it Makes a Difference in Early Childhood Education

“On Developmentally Appropriate Practice…. And Why We Don’t Push Kids Down the Stairs” by Amanda Morgan

I recently took part of the online Soar to Success Summit (engaging webinars for Pre-K and early education teachers) and a speaker named Amanda Morgan spoke about the importance of play and why it's so important to share with parents our "why" for doing the activities we do. I was so moved by her content … Continue reading “On Developmentally Appropriate Practice…. And Why We Don’t Push Kids Down the Stairs” by Amanda Morgan

5 Parent “Must Knows” for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Daycare

After being on both sides of the parent and provider spectrum, there are definitely some things that I wish I had known and also some things that I wish parents would do when preparing their child for daycare. So, I’ve compiled a list of the biggest things that parents should work on with their newborn … Continue reading 5 Parent “Must Knows” for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Daycare