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by Administrator | July 30, 2015 | Safety and Security

by Tired Mom Tésa As a tech blogger and mom I’m always concerned about my children’s safety, whether it’s online, offline, or out and about. With back-to-school around the corner it’s a good time of year to re-evaluate what methods we have in place to address these concerns. Thankfully there is a lot of tech out [...]

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by Administrator | July 21, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy

Finding the right preschool for your child is an important step in their development. Having a formal educational experience before entering elementary school contributes significantly to their cognitive development, social skills, and autonomy. Here are five essential considerations when deciding on your child’s early educational experience: Parenting Style – You have your own communication style [...]

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by Administrator | July 21, 2015 | Ideas

Summer’s a great time for togetherness. So bring the whole family together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as fun activities, tasty snacks, and plenty of laughs. Indoor Beach Party - Bring the beach to you! It’s easy: Make tropical punch. Serve tropical foods. Set up beach towels (and inflatable palm trees, if you want). [...]

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by Administrator | July 14, 2015 | Free Printables | Holiday Activities

Happy Cow Appreciation Day! Here are some fun facts about our bovine friends (click on the image to download the printable PDF):  

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by Administrator | July 7, 2015 | Get to Know Our Staff

Natalie Cole, Team Lead at Tutor Time in Concord, NC has been working with children for 10 years and has been at Tutor Time for six of those. She worked in several classrooms at the center, including the toddler, pre-kindergarten and junior kindergarten rooms, before taking on her current role. Read on to learn more [...]

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by Administrator | July 2, 2015 | Holiday Activities

Written by: Barbara Hiatt As the biggest holiday of the summer approaches, we are knee-deep in red, white, blue. And why wouldn’t we be? The 4th of July is the time to beam with patriotic pride!  Some of us are hosting get-togethers and barbecues, and some are heading elsewhere to celebrate.  Regardless, we’re all excited [...]

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by Administrator | June 23, 2015 | Ideas

As the long, lazy days of summer stretch on, sometimes your family can succumb to boredom. But don’t let this happen to you! We have five ways to inject some fun into your summer. Have a ball . . . with sponge balls! With a pen and ruler, make five lines lengthwise on a sponge, [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 23, 2015 | Child Development

In our Before- and After-School Clubhouse, school-age students will learn character development that will help them with personal growth and lifelong success through the five unique clubs of our My Best Self! program. Strategies, routines, and support help students build their learning skills, independence, sense of responsibility, and control over their own lives. Before school, [...]

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by Administrator | June 18, 2015 | Recipes

Easy and Healthy Summer Snack Recipes By Andrea Lynn Just in time for an on-the-go summer are a few healthy treats to keep your kids satisfied without hefty amounts of sugar or preservatives. First is a homemade fruit leather—no dehydrator required. Just bake in the oven for a few hours and let sit overnight to [...]

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by Dr. Susan Canizares | June 10, 2015 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

We’re committed to assessment-based curriculum. Why is this so important? Since curriculum is what happens in the classroom every day, when it’s customized to the developmental needs of the specific children in that class, it is more effective. Assessment-based curriculum means children are exposed to, and given practice in, those skills that they are ready [...]

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