Technology Can Help Child Development

It’s common to see children playing with their parent’s smartphone or tablet while waiting for food at a restaurant or passing the time at a doctor’s appointment. These devices are simply easy and always on hand and may not harm the child if given to them once in a while. When used appropriately, technology can […]

The Importance of Children Playing Outdoors

Talk to older people about children these days and they’ll almost all lament that they wish children weren’t so into their screens. Indeed, young children today are more likely to look at a screen than to play outdoors. It’s “just the way it is,” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Children should definitely […]

Tips for Selecting a Summer Camp for Your child

Summer camp is something most children love to attend. Indeed, many adults look back on their lives fondly remembering all the cool things they saw, did, and learned at summer camp when they were younger. If you have a child who falls between the ages of 5 and 12, this is primetime for them to […]

Why Working at a Daycare Center Is a Wonderful Experience

Working with children is very rewarding to adults. Not only can adults be a positive influence on children, but they also get to watch them grow and flourish in life. For many adults, working with children takes them back to their own youthful days, when playing games like hide-and-seek made life so much fun. Indeed, […]

What We Are Doing in Anticipation of Christmas

Watch Me Grow Daycare Center certainly loves celebrating the holiday season. Christmastime is a festive time of year for both the adults and the kids at Watch Me Grow. Right after Thanksgiving, the kids got their start “decking the halls.” Well, not only the halls, but the classrooms, too. Besides making hand-made artistic Christmas decorations […]

The Health Benefits of Sending Your Child to Daycare

The demands on a person’s time these days can seem overwhelming. Paying bills, keeping up with The Buffalo Bills (win or lose!), doing laundry (there’s always laundry to do, right?), Facebook, and working, in general, keep a lot of adults very busy. Parents often have a hard time finding any time for themselves. That’s why […]

A Strong Literacy Program is Vital for Child Development

Literacy Programs

Literacy is simply defined as the ability to read and write. It also, however, encompasses the ability to view, design, speak, listen, discern, interpret and connect– to communicate effectively in society. A strong literacy program is vital for a child’s development because it sets the foundation for lifelong learning. If a child cannot properly read […]

Signs of a Quality Daycare Program

If you’re going to hand over your child to adults working at a daycare center, you want to know they’ll be safe, treated nicely, and cared for, just like they’d be at home. What are some signs of a quality daycare? First, consider the daycare center’s reputation in the community. Parents talk and they can […]

Sending Your Child to Daycare vs. Hiring a Babysitter

There comes a time in most every mother’s life when she has to decide whether or not to send her little one to daycare or else hire a babysitter. While both have their strengths, overall it makes sense to enroll a child in daycare for the socialization aspect. Daycares offer a structured environment for children. […]

The Importance of Friendship Development in the Preschool Years

Friendship is something many music artists have sung songs about, from the fabulous Bette Midler in 1972 to Randy Newman in 1995 and then some. If you listen to songs about friendship, you’ll notice how singers emphasize phrases like “but you’ve got to have friends, the feeling’s oh so strong” and “friends are friends forever.” […]