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  • How A Baby's Environment Can Lead To Developmental Delays And Issues

    18 July 2016

    If you recently obtained custody rights of your two-year old grandchild and are worried that he or she may have some developmental issues, you may want to have the child tested and examined by a trained professional. If you have custody of this child, there is a good chance the child was not in a healthy environment during his or her first two years. A child's environment can have huge effects on his or her development, and here are several things to understand about this.

  • 3 Questions To Ask To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Preschool

    4 February 2016

    Preschool is a great option for many children. However, the age at which parents enroll their children in preschool varies greatly. It may be hard to know when your child is ready for preschool. Here are some things that you should look for to tell if your child is ready for preschool. Is Your Child Able To Sit Still For Substantial Periods of Time? Although preschool is more relaxed than elementary school, there are still periods of time where the child must be able to sit still to enjoy a lesson, reading time, or crafting.

  • 3 Qualities To Look For With The Staff At An Infant Care Center

    10 November 2015

    If you are about to have a baby and are planning on returning to work shortly after the baby is born, you may want to begin looking for infant childcare soon. Good centers fill up quickly and have a limited number of infants they are able to accommodate. While there are many aspects to look into when searching for the right infant care center, one aspect that is highly important is the staff at the center.

  • Three Simple Ways To Prepare Your Child For Swimming Lessons

    26 June 2015

    Enrolling your young child in swimming lessons is about more than just giving him or her the ability to have fun splashing the summer away. Knowing how to swim could very well save your child's life; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 20 percent of drowning victims are children under the age of 14. Even if your child seems excited about hitting the water for the first time, this feeling can commonly change to uncertainty and even fear on the day of the first lesson.

  • Questions To Ask When Looking For A Childcare Center

    3 June 2015

    Turning your child over to a caregiver is never easy. While there are many options to choose from, not all will provide the same level of care. Each childcare center will have its own focus, and every child will have peculiar learning and care needs. Thus, finding a childcare center is a matter of finding one that will provide you the care your child requires in an environment that supports your personal parenting philosophy.

  • Learning Begins Before School: 4 Ways To Help Your Baby Develop Proper Language Skills

    12 May 2015

    Language is an important part of your baby's development. In fact, babies that are able to communicate properly tend to adjust better and do better in school. Babies begin learning language skills as soon as they're born. So, it's important that you fill your parenting basket with as many tricks as possible. These tricks will help you teach your child the art of communication. Here are a few tricks for improving your child's language skills, which will help your child excel once they begin school.

  • Why You Should Enroll Your Child In Head Start

    14 April 2015

    Head Start is federally funded program for children 3 to 5 years old and it focuses on preparing children for entering school. It benefits your community in various ways, and it assists your family in the important areas of health, nutrition, socialization, and educational skills. History, Focus, and Enrollment Head Start was originally a short-term summer school catch-up program that began in 1965 to help disadvantaged children enter elementary school with necessary skills to be successful.