How To Keep Your Children Safe After School While You Are Still At Work

Are you a single parent? Perhaps you are married and both you and your spouse work outside of the home. If you have children, you have probably already made arrangements for them to be safely entertained during the summer school break. However, you may still be trying to come up with a plan for this school year that is quickly approaching. From keeping your child safe at home to arranging for after school programs for your preschoolers, here are some ideas that might help you to plan ahead. [Read More]

Establishing Trust Though Open Communication - Questions For Your Child's Daycare Service

As a parent, one of the most stressful days of your life is likely to be the first day you trust the well being of your child to someone outside of your family. Eventually all birds leave the nest, but while they're still young, it's vital that you develop a strong relationship with the people responsible for day to day care. One of the best ways to develop that relationship is to lay all of your concerns out in the open and have a frank discussion about some of your biggest concerns. [Read More]

Adorable Terror? 3 Ways To Cultivate Social And Emotional Awareness In Toddlers

Somehow, the parenting books didn't warn you that your adorable little baby would morph into a biting, toy-stealing little runner overnight. Yet, you just can't get mad when they flash you that devilish little grin. As frustrating as it can be to find yourself caught in the middle of a playground spat, it is reassuring to know that this is just another stage of development. Now that your toddler is able to move around and meet new people, they are trying to figure out exactly where the boundaries lie for normal behavior. [Read More]

3 Ways To Attract More Families To Your Child Care Center

If you are looking to expand the number of families that you serve in your child care center, here are three different steps you can take to reach out to more families in your area and expand your operations. #1 Sign Up With Local Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Research and get the contact information for the child care resource and referral (CCR&Rs) agencies that are in your area. These agencies are designed to help parents find child care centers that are licensed and registered. [Read More]