Literacy Development in the Early Years: How Parents can Help at Home

Once children are off to preschool, or school, many parents tend to leave it to the teacher to work on pre-reading skills, and trust that their young child is learning what they need to in school.   The truth is, that learning is a triad of student, family, and school. All three must be invested […]

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Going Back to Work After Baby: Choosing the Right Child Care Provider for Your Family

Whether it’s only been a few months, or it has been a couple of years, going back to work after being at home with your little one is never easy. This is a reality that almost all families deal with at some point, unless one of the parents is able to be the daytime caregiver […]

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SLEEP: How Much is Just Right for My Child?

“How Much Sleep is Optimal?” For new (and repeat!) parents or clients, this is a very common question! There is no firm answer; the younger the child, the more likely the amount will vary a little. However, there are general guidelines that you can use to see if your little one falls near the mark […]

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Play: Early Literacy in Young Children

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Being a former teacher of children in the pre-reading and early reading stages, letter recognition and early literacy skills are pretty important in my family and professional life. Here are a couple really simple ideas to introduce letters and letter sounds to young children (and remember, there is no such thing as too young!) Labeling: […]

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