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 […]

A Strong Literacy Program is Vital for Child Development

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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 […]

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.” […]

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

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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. […]

Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Child

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Reading aloud to children is a vital childhood experience. It has many positive benefits.   First, reading aloud helps children learn and understand language, building word-sound awareness which can then help them with their own reading later on. Before children can even talk, just hearing an adult or older sibling read to them can stimulate […]

A Child’s Routine is a Key Factor in Development

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As adults, we take our daily routines for granted. In fact, most of us probably couldn’t live without them. We rarely think back to how our daily schedules were developed over time, as it tends to involve small, occasional changes and adjustments. Can you imagine if you woke up every morning with absolutely no concept […]

How Science Experiments Aid in Child Development

Science Experiments

  Children are naturally inquisitive. They go through a stage where they’re constantly asking adults, “Why?” Indeed, many children grow up to be adults who still ask that question, frequently, and it serves a great purpose– finding out why helps a person learn, which then helps them in their everyday life as they face numerous […]

What Are Kindergarten Screening Tests?

Some schools give kindergarten screening tests to children to see if they’re developmentally ready to start kindergarten. These tests help teachers and staff understand what a child knows and what they may need additional help with in the classroom.   Watch Me Grow Daycare Center helps prepare kids for kindergarten screening tests. At Watch Me […]

The Importance of Children Engaging with Others Their Age

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When a child goes off to daycare, they do more than learn and play – they build friendships. Children who learn to make friends at a young age establish what comfort and support means. They learn what it means to have a friend and what it means to be a friend. It’s more than the […]

Why Art is Important to a Child’s Development

As educational institutions shift their curriculums to Common Core standards, many are beginning to wonder where art will fall in. Open art is a simple way for children to express creativity and at Watch Me Grow Daycare Center, we consider it to be a building block in child development.   Children in our center will […]