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by Dr. Susan Canizares | October 6, 2017 | Child Development

One of the biggest questions parents ask while raising children is when to start toilet training. While there is no specific correct answer, most children are ready to start toilet training somewhere between the ages of 22 and 30 months. Some children can be ready earlier; other children may take longer to become interested. There […]

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by Administrator | June 28, 2016 | Child Development

Why is it so difficult for toddlers to share? To put it simply, their brains do not yet have the ability to comprehend the patience, compassion and planning that sharing requires. “Children under two often have difficulty sharing because they have not yet developed a sense of empathy,” says Bonnie Bonifield, education expert at Tutor Time. […]

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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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by Administrator | March 10, 2015 | Nutrition

5 Things You Need to Know About Toddlers and Nutrition by Maryann Jacobsen It’s National Nutrition Month and I could write about what foods toddlers need to grow up healthy. But the truth is there are key barriers to feeding toddlers for which most parents aren’t prepared. With the right information, parents can arm themselves with […]

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by Learning Care Group | March 18, 2013 | Nutrition

Every day, we learn how important it is to Grow Fit™ – with plenty of daily exercise and a healthy diet. So on March 20, we’re rolling out a rainbow of healthy colors in honor of National Nutrition Month! That day, everyone is coming to school dressed in the color of their favorite or “secret” healthy […]

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by Learning Care Group | February 20, 2013 | Learning Activities

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy some fun family time creating these easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts and tasty recipes that will put everyone in the spirit! Here’s a round-up of some great St. Patrick’s Day activity suggestions from Kaboose and Spoonful.com. Hang this happy leprechaun on your door to welcome guests. Construction […]

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by Learning Care Group | February 20, 2013 | Nutrition | Recipes

We asked and you answered. We received hundreds of your favorite child-friendly and easy-to-prepare recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and have narrowed it down to these four outstanding winners! These delicious recipes were reviewed by our registered dietician and taste-tested by our children in our schools. We’re sure your family will enjoy these […]

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by Laura St. John | January 14, 2013 | Child Development

When I was growing up, moms always seemed to have the answers to life’s questions. Now our next generation of kids is turning to the all-knowing Internet. What can we do to keep up? A few weeks ago, my son couldn’t find his favorite jeans. Instead of asking me if I knew where they were, […]

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