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PBS for a Happy New Year

  With the busy holidays behind us, many of us are anxious to get back on schedule. Consistency in your expectations of your child at home as well as at school can be a comfort to your child.  If your child can serve himself at the table at school, they can probably do the same…

Happy Holidays

We are in the middle of a season when many of us are taking stock in all the good in our lives, counting blessings, or giving thanks.  This holiday season reminds us each year to look around at all the positives in our lives.  We count how many guests will make it for dinner, not…

Disappointment is Good?

  Ideas for this month’s paragraph are from a great article written by Jim Taylor, Ph.D. He goes into detail about the value of guiding your child through disappointment, rather than saving them from it. Parental attitudes toward disappointment, or the perception that we’ve experienced a loss due to outcomes not measuring up to our…

Learning is FUN…and sometimes messy.

  Every parent has or will face the frustration of having their child’s clothes ruined by something their child got messy doing.  Sometimes it seems the newer and more expensive the clothes, the sooner it will have a marker stain, a scissor hole, or a friction burn.  It is important that our students come to…

No One Is Born Grateful

Many of us have had the good fortune, opportunity, and/or drive to provide for our children even better than what we had as children.  As parents we can feel disappointed when a child falls short of showing what is deemed “appropriate gratitude.”  From an expensive scientific toy received as a gift to running all over…

Rules and Regulations

As parents and caregivers it’s important that we don’t fall into the trap of creating rules for no reason other than conformity.  Many rules we follow as adults are for specific safety and responsibility reasons; speed limits, food prep temperatures and expiration dates, carrying insurance on your property, to name a few.  When we start…

Self Control

  We see the effects all around us of adults that 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…

April 22nd is Earth Day

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. -Sir Rannulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest explorer. April 22nd marks the 48th 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. At Academy of Early Childhood Learning,…

Coping with Separation Anxiety

Helping Children Adjust to New Settings and Coping with Separation Anxiety For the last few weeks some of our children have been experiencing new classrooms or are new to our center. Some tears due to uncertainty, new expectations, and missing parents and previous educators is a natural and healthy part of your child’s development! Separation…