Back to School Tips for Parents

The weather outside may still be warm, but summer is drawing to a close. Soon, your little ones will be packing their pencils, rulers and lunchboxes and heading off to school. How can parents prepare for this busy season? Here are some back to school tips: Ease into your routine Picture this: your kids have […]

Why is it Smart to have Children Keep Journals?

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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 […]

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 […]

Pets Can Improve Your Child’s Health

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Pets have seemingly always played a part in the lives of children  growing up, whether in present day America or even ancient times. There’s just something special about caring for a pet cat or dog, isn’t there? They can be the best of companions.   Research shows that pets help make today’s children “more responsible,” […]

The Importance of the First 2,000 Days of Your Life

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  Do you remember how old you were when you first attended school? For most of us, it was when we were 3, 4, or 5-years-old. Before that, we were subject to what our parents taught us, as well as those around us, and, of course, television. Interestingly, researchers have found a child’s first 2000 […]

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 […]

How a Reputable Daycare Center can Aid Parents and Children

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When it comes to deciding whether you want to send your child to daycare, it can be quite difficult. Honestly, it’ll probably be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make in your child’s young life.   And let us warn you: there will be nay-sayers. We get it. Daycare isn’t for every […]

Communication: Building Blocks for Success

The key to a successful preschool experience involves thorough communication, communication between the parent and child and most importantly, the parent and the teacher. Parents, specifically first time enrollers in childcare, are going to be especially interested in the day-to-day activities that occur during their child’s stay at the center. Some parents might only need […]