If you are being enlisted to help take care of a newborn for your job or just out of love for a family or friend, it helps to know what you are doing! Here are a few tips to help ensure that you are ready for this important task. Take an Infant CPR and First Aid Class Even if you have taken numerous first aid classes, you should still sign up for an infant first aid and CPR class. [Read More]
Montessori-Style Teaching Methods to Look for When Choosing a Daycare
Looking for a daycare center that fits all of your child's needs isn't always easy—especially if your child isn't old enough to attend school but needs to be at the center all day. It's a good idea to find a daycare center that incorporates teaching methods that are similar to your child's future school, and if your child will be attending a Montessori school in the future, that may not be simple. [Read More]
Play Dough and Mud Pies: Is Your Child Really Learning in Preschool?
Step into your child's preschool classroom, and you are likely to encounter what appears to be slightly controlled chaos. At one table, a group of children may be happily smearing paint across paper, while another group of children is pretending to bake a cake in the home center. At first glance, this is all very cute. However, you may also find yourself questioning whether or not your child is learning anything in this type of environment. [Read More]
3 Questions To Ask When Looking For A Child Care Program For Your Child With Special Needs
If you're the parent of a special needs child, you may be worried about child care programs and finding the right fit for your child. Below are three questions to ask when deciding whether a program is right for your child and whether the program can adequately cater to your child's needs. Are the Staff Able to Handle Your Child's Needs? The most important question is the most obvious, but since there are many facets to this one question, it needs to be considered carefully. [Read More]