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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…

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,…

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 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…

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…

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…