Parents who are looking for somewhere they can leave their preschool children while they do a part-time job or take care of other family responsibilities are obviously keen to ensure that wherever they choose is fully accredited and approved by local government authorities. However, there is a lot more than basic health and safety considerations to think about when selecting a day care facility for your son or daughter. Below, we look at some of the reasons it is so important to evaluate all your Read more [...]
It can be difficult to make time to communicate with your child care provider on a daily basis, especially if you are running late and need to get to work in a hurry. However, there are a number of things that you should make sure your child’s carers are aware of, no matter how pressed for time you may be. Some of these things you can tell them about the very first time you drop your child off and never have to worry about again but others may change on a daily basis, which is why you should always Read more [...]
Parents send their children to preschool for different reasons. For some it’s a form of child care. Others do it to help their children learn valuable social skills and grow accustomed to the school environment before heading off to kindergarten. Whatever the reason it’s important that your kids receive as much benefit as possible from the early learning experience and here are a few tips that may help you help them do just that.
Don’t Leave Preschool at School
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In recent years the proliferation of names regarding organized activities for pre-kindergarten aged children has led to some confusion regarding what is what. What one facility calls “playschool” another calls “nursery school” and yet another may call simply “child care”. But don’t children play in every type of school? Don’t they learn anything in a playschool? Can it be called “school” at all if what’s going on is primarily play? These are all good questions and we’ll do Read more [...]
When it comes to outsiders handling discipline issues with their children, many parents have very strong opinions about what constitutes acceptable or appropriate. This is completely understandable but can lead to conflicts between child care staff and parents when discipline becomes necessary. But are these conflicts inevitable or simply the by-product of a flawed process? Here we’ll look at several things you can do to coordinate your beliefs and wishes with the needs and policies of your day Read more [...]