Strengthening Partnerships Between Parents And Child Care Providers December 27, 2019

 

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Today, the reality of many families in a day-to-day setting is different compared to the past years. They tend to have less time in each other’s company and experience time management issues about balancing their jobs as well as the demands of the families. Even though this is the present reality, it is still vital for the parents to be involved in their children’s education.

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How To Increase Toddlers’ Attention Span December 13, 2019

As a parent, having a toddler at home is a very challenging task especially in keeping his attention. You are expecting him to listen to you while you are talking or teaching something. Typically, in a matter of seconds, he will look around his surroundings to find something that can satisfy his eyes. It is unusual for them to pay attention for an extended period. Some toddlers need some help for them to concentrate according to their age. The following are some tips that will help you increase your toddler’s attention span. 

 

Thinking Games 

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Assisting Single Mothers About Childcare (Therapists Advice Counseling) July 29, 2019

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Being a single mother is a challenge in itself. You will have to solely provide for your child on children and depend on your income. It is stressful to make ends meet (therapists advice counseling for this) especially if you don’t know how to get the help that you need.

“Whatever their age or socio-economic status, single mothers struggled for legitimacy,” wrote Susan Newman, PhD.

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The Need For Quality Daycare In America August 17, 2017

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Many individuals do not understand the need for quality child care in America.  Mothers, fathers, single family homes, multi-generational homes, blended families, and many other types of families all have a need for quality child daycare.  Anyone who needs quality daycare understands the lack of child care in America.  However, if you are not in the position of having to find childcare, the options available may seem sufficient.  Here are some reasons why we need quality daycare and barriers to quality daycare in America.

 

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Common Signs Of A Poorly Run Childcare Facility August 13, 2017

 

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Finding the right Childcare Center is a difficult task for every parent.  The task is especially difficult for first-time parents who have never been through the process before.  The task of looking for the right Childcare facility can be quickly overwhelming.  Parents experience a lot of stress and anxiety if the Childcare facility they are looking at is right for their child. Parents tend to worry if their children will be safe while they are at work.  Institutions are not spared from safety and security threat – read here. Here are some signs of a poorly run Childcare facility that will help parents to know when to run.

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Child Daycare: Is The Playground Right For Your Child July 28, 2017

 

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Many parents do not understand the importance of checking the playground equipment at the childcare facility they are leaving their child at during the day.  Most accidents in a childcare setting usually happen during play time.  Children learn while they are playing.  There are many learning opportunities that take place on the playground.  Fine and Gross Motor Skills are both developed on the playground.  Social skills are developed as well.  This is one of the main areas that children can learn to interact with each other.  Children in daycare settings also tend to spend a lot of time outdoors when possible.  As you check out the facility, there are some things that you might want to check out regarding the playground.

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What To Look for In Childcare Staff July 27, 2017

 

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The thought of leaving your children in the care of another person, especially to the one you don’t know, can be stressful and overwhelming.  You want to make sure that the people caring for your child every day have the compassion and qualifications necessary to care for your child.  With the media reporting so much negativity, it can be scary when you begin the search for a childcare facility for your children while you work.  The good news is that there are things parents can keep their eyes open to ensure the safety of their children while they are at work.  Here are some of the qualities to look for in childcare staff.

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Childcare Facilities: The Division Of Classrooms And Why It Matters July 26, 2017

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Finding the right daycare facility is a complicated and frustrating task.  It is essential to know how the classrooms are divided.  There are many different things that a parent should look at when it comes to the division of classrooms.  It is important because the way a childcare classroom is divided has a direct impact on the quality of the childcare facility. 

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Options for Childcare: Nanny Vs. Relatives July 25, 2017

 

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When searching for childcare options, parents tend to look at ways to keep their children at home first. From the time that a baby is born until they start Kindergarten, it is the only time that children are truly free of responsibility.  Many parents want them to spend these first years relaxed and learning fundamentals.  They want to allow their children to stay at home, if possible.  This is normal, especially with how the world is today.  By nature, children under the age of 6 are more vulnerable than children over the age of 6.  The most common options for childcare at home is to hire a nanny or have a relative to watch over them.

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The Difference In A Daycare And A Preschool July 23, 2017

Searching for childcare options is a normal part of being a parent in the workforce.  The good news is that there are many options to choose from.  Many parents begin the search for the right childcare option by looking at relatives.  If relatives are unavailable, they begin to look for a facility that they can trust to take care of their children.  Parents often make the mistake of using the terms Daycare and Preschool interchangeably.  It is important to understand that when it comes to childcare facilities, Daycare and Preschool are not the same thing.  Here are some of the common differences in a Daycare and a Preschool.  It is important to note that these differences do not apply to all facilities. Each facility is unique by nature.  This is a generalized list to provide a general idea of common differences between the two.

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Hours

One common difference in Daycares and Preschools are their hours of operation.  Daycare facilities tend to have longer hours because the goal is to provide childcare while parents are at work.  Preschool is aimed at ensuring children are ready to start Kindergarten.  For this reason, many preschools operate under the same hours as the school systems.  Preschools also often have stricter and shorter times for drop-offs and pick-ups than Daycares.

 

Enrollment

Daycares and preschools also tend to have different enrollment requirements.  Preschools tend to require more forms of documentation than daycares.  Typically, children that are enrolled in a preschool must be potty-trained, whereas that is not necessarily a requirement for daycare.  Children in a preschool must be old enough to function in a school-like setting, wherein daycares consider this as a non-issue.  Many preschools operate as part of a school system.  For this reason, enrollment typically involves the same forms as enrolling a child in public and/or private school.

 

Staff

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Daycare facilities and preschools also typically have different qualifications that is required of their staff.  Preschool staff normally have some type of early childhood educational background or experience.  There is typically some type of certification or training involved.  Typically with Daycare facilities, anyone can apply and training is normally less intense.  However, daycares usually hire individuals with some type of background, certification, or training in early childhood development/education before other applicants.

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Structure

The structure of a Daycare varies from what is found in a Preschool.  Daycares are typically less structured than a preschool.  They take younger children which mean that the ability to have a curriculum is less likely by nature.   While older children in a daycare may learn basics (colors, numbers, animals), they are less likely to learn the same level of things as to what children are learning in a preschool.  Preschools are normally more structured.  They are aimed to teach children what they need to know before they enter into the school system.  There is a higher level of structure with a preschool facility because these facilities are designed to get children ready for school.  They teach them the fundamentals that are needed to start and be successful in Kindergarten.  Preschools are often more structured and more curriculum-based than Daycare facilities.

 

Price

The price of these facilities also differs.  Based on the option that is chosen, it is up for debate on which one is cheaper.  Typically, families can find Preschool options that are part of the public-school systems.  This has a lot to do with the emphasis put on early interventions for various learning disabilities in recent years.  You can also find Preschools that are extremely cheap based on educational purposes.  For example, many colleges have preschool programs where students design and run the classroom.  This is cheaper due to the fact that students are providing care while under the supervision of an instructor.  However, private preschools can be more expensive than a common daycare.  Daycares typically have more opportunities for subsidies than preschools.  Private preschools are also more expensive than daycares.

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