Skip directly to content

Learning & Development

Child Development

New brain research helps us understand that readiness is not just knowing the academic basics.  It's also confidence in the process of learning. 

...Read more

There are lots of ways to use the rain to your advantage and create authentic water play experiences for your children. Here are a few!

...Read more

Teachers sometimes hear fathers express a desire to participate and become more involved in their child's preschool or child care program. Here are a few tips to get started.

...Read more

Oftentimes, children's play is more than what meets the eye. Read this article for ten great facts about your child and play!

...Read more

Parents and caregivers can take part in helping children learn and acquire the language skills they will need to communicate clearly.

...Read more

With these elements, play provides children with rich experiences, even long after children are grown.

...Read more

Curiosity, problem solving, and persistence are just a few approaches to learning that children develop through play.

...Read more

Why is Ella playing with the wrapping paper and box instead of the present? The answer lies in her development.  

...Read more

Working as a team with your child care professionals provides the best support for your child to survive a traumatic situation, build resilience, and thrive.

 
...Read more

Here are ten tips used in the classroom to help infants and toddlers become pro-social that families can also try at home.

...Read more

Pages

Reading & Writing

Writing a story with your child can help illustrate where they are going, who they will meet, and how children are expected to behave at school. 

...Read more

Many children play with writing long before they learn to read. Here are some ways to help your child develop the skills needed for writing. 

...Read more

Cooking offers a wonderful way to bring what we learn from books into our daily life.  While cooking we build relationships, engage the senses and develop literacy skills. 

...Read more

Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of children.  Not only does staying active help children keep fit, but it helps children form active habits!

...Read more

A powerful way to interest young children in reading books is to make books about their routines, life events and vacations. 

...Read more

When you share books with your very young child you support emerging literacy.

...Read more

Storytelling helps preschoolers learn new words and get ready to become readers and writers. To further this learning at home, invite your child to tell stories to you and other family members. Here are some suggestions:

...Read more

Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success.

...Read more

Use these ideas to help your child learn how and why writing and reading are important and useful.

...Read more

When you talk to your child, you support her language development. Think of what you are saying from your infant or toddler’s point of view.

...Read more

Pages

Music, Math & More

Is your child entering a preschool program for the first time? Use these tips to help you and your child make a smooth transition.

...Read more

Early experiences in sorting and classifying help young children notice how things are alike and different. They will apply this understanding when learning math skills in the primary grades. Here are some ways families can sort and classify at home.

 
...Read more

When you sing to your baby she learns listening skills, new words, and so much more. Here are 10 ways babies learn when we sing to them.

...Read more

In today’s entertainment-driven world, exploring the outdoors is an opportunity for children to actively engage in learning. 

...Read more

The songs we selected highlight the importance of love, the value of education, and lyrics to inspire children to believe they can achieve great things in their own lives. 

...Read more

Parents make creative decisions daily using their best instincts. Here are some  tips that might help when making technology decisions for your child. 

...Read more

Young children don't need highly specialized equipment to explore the natural world scientifically. 

...Read more

You have a concern about your child’s care and education, how do you handle it? 

...Read more

You’d be surprised at how much science and math children are learning as they play!

...Read more

As it turns out, the time we spend outside can do amazing work getting our brain ready for the time we spend inside. 

...Read more

Pages