Preschool Care

How Preschool Centers Stay Safe During An Outbreak

Social distancing, a phrase that was hardly ever used pre-COVID-19, is now an essential part of our daily vocabulary and thought-process. To an adult, it is easy to explain, understand, and implement, but what about children? Can they understand the word or even grasp what the concept is? It is almost time for children to […]

Milestone Quiz: What’s Your Child’s Development Age?

There is a well-known saying that states every child develops at their own pace; while this is true, it is important to know your child’s current developmental stage, as it can help you to assess whether your child is on track with development and whether the need for assistance is necessary. At Parkland Children’s Academy, […]

Learning Years: How Negative Self-Talk Affects Children

It might surprise you to know that your child is often their own worst critic. If the stream of unspoken thoughts inside your child’s head is habitually negative, an array of psychological issues can arise. In this article, we’ll discuss how negative self-talk can impact your child’s learning years and what you can do to […]

When Should You Enroll In Infant Daycare?

Whether your decision to enroll your infant in daycare is because you have to return to work or because you want your child to socialize with other children the same age, the decision is never an easy one to make. There are many questions prospective daycare parents have and so many conflicting theories around whether […]

12 Infant Development Activities For Your Baby

The definition of the “infant stage” of life varies from one year to two, but one thing is certain – and that is that an infant’s development during this time is foundational for further development. During infant development, a child learns to communicate, sit erect and discover the world around them in a basic, introductory […]

Ways You Can Help Your Preschooler Make Friends At Daycare

Watching your child play happily with their buddies is something every parent hopes for. Some children have a natural ability to make friends and socialize, but other children need a little help. Just as you can help your toddler to get ready for going to daycare, or teach them safety skills that they need to […]

Infant Child Care: Understanding Your Infant’s Developmental Areas

A child’s emotional, social and physical development is largely dependent on the first couple of years, and even months of their lives. Their later childhood, teenage and adult years will be largely dependent on what the young mind and body are exposed to in infant child care. In particular, an infant’s first year of life […]

Fun & Creative Learning At Infant Daycare

As children age and develop, they go through many different stages requiring different kinds of stimulation and learning. When we think of preschoolers and children in kindergarten, the phrase ‘fun learning’ is easy to describe: we think of arts and crafts, basic science experiments, and a fair amount of input from the child. Learning is […]

Helping Your Toddler Get Ready For Daycare

Transitioning from home to a structured daycare can be a challenging time in a toddler’s development. The new caregivers, routine, and learning environment can be overwhelming, but there are ways to help young children prepare for the changes ahead. Here are three tips to help make transitioning to preschool easier and to help make the […]

Behavior Management: What Works In Child Care & What Doesn’t

Modifying a child’s behavior can be challenging for parents and teachers as techniques used at child care can differ from those used at home. Children model what they see and respond to adult’s conscious and subconscious teachings. Reinforcement techniques are often applied without intention, resulting in consistent behavior that can be considered deviant. We all […]

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