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March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

    It was 1960, Green Eggs and Ham was published, and Theodor Geisel (who you may more readily know as Dr. Seuss) implored, “In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that Books for Children have a greater potential for good, or evil, than any other form of literature on…

I Love You Rituals

      A wonderful woman who lived in a shoe, She had so many children she knew exactly what to do. She held them. She rocked them, and tucked them in bed. “I love you, I love you” is what she said. -Dr. Becky Bailey Dr. Becky Bailey’s book, I Love You Rituals details how to…

Your Child’s Confidence

    At any stage of development, parents and caregivers have a crucial role in helping children develop the self-confidence they’ll need in all aspects of their current and future success. We have the opportunity and responsibility to recognize these opportunities and help to nurture our children in a way that strengthens their confidence and…

The Function of Behavior

Many of you have just conferenced with your child’s teacher and have seen the component within that is a behavioral checklist.  Often we discuss the cause, or “function”, of the behavior.  Young children can often act out of control because that is exactly how they’re feeling.  As an example, if a 2 year old boy…

Give Thanks

As often is the case, you’re probably very busy. I’m glad you took the time to read this far. We want to fit it ALL into our schedule. Every opportunity, festival, party, team and club becomes very important. Recently at a pumpkin patch I saw a parent, with 3 or 4 children in her charge,…

Partnering with Your Child’s Educator

  Each weekday you entrust us with the joy and honor of caring for and educating the most precious people in your lives – your children. For the better part of their waking hours, your child looks to their teaching team for care, guidance, education, and love. As we become such an integral part of…

The Power of Positivity

Some of us have had the opportunity to work and live around someone who is seemingly unflappable, a perpetual optimist.  Although those among us who grumble might label them a Pollyanna, this is a heartfelt “Thank you” to those people. Fortunately, optimism can be contagious.  I don’t feel the need to dissect why; I just…

Self-control

We see the effects all around us of adults who haven’t learned self-control, the ability to follow rules and understand limits. Developing self-control begins at birth and continues throughout adulthood.  Children learn self-control through group play and from guidance given from parents and other loving adults. In order to help toddlers cope with limits we…

No such thing as bad weather?

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. -Sir Rannulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest explorer. April 22nd marks the 49th Earth Day celebrated in the United States.  The concept was introduced to raise awareness for the many troubling environmental threats that Americans had been largely ignoring. This year’s focus is on ending…

Partnering with Your Child’s Educator

    Each weekday you entrust us with the joy and honor of caring for and educating the most precious people in your lives – your children.  For the better part of their waking hours, your child looks to their teaching team for care, guidance, education, and love.  As we become such an integral part…