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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

Why Working With Children Is a Rewarding Career Path

Watch Me Grow Daycare Center has a unique name. The “Watch Me Grow” part is key. Isn’t it amazing to think how young minds can be influenced for good– or for bad–thanks to the people and things around them? As they grow up, they take what they’ve learned at a very young age and that […]

Why is it Smart to have Children Keep Journals?

Journals

Think back to a particular time of your life and see what you can remember. Is your memory a bit foggy? It’s not always easy to remember the particulars of what you were thinking, doing and experiencing years ago.   For many people, keeping a written journal is a good way to record memories and […]

The Importance of Communication Between Parents and Their Child’s Teacher

Daycare

Watch Me Grow Daycare Center believes it’s important to have strong communication between parents and teachers. Did you know that in addition to the daily care sheet, your child’s teacher writes a daily journal entry highlighting your child’s day? These journals are extremely useful because parents can read them and respond with questions or concerns. […]