Tips & Tools for Parents

  • Ms Donna teaching since 2010

    Ms. Donna 06/18/19

    Helping children, families, and communities is my greatest joy. Early Childhood Development Credential, CPR & First Aid Certified I have my Early Childhood Development Credential, SkillsUSA State Champion 2019 for Early Childhood Education. I’m completing my degrees in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Social Behavioral Sciences. I am CPR & First Aid Certified. I’ve been […]

  • Happy Times July

    Happy Times July 2019

    Weekly Themes & Stories for July Staff Development Training 7/2 & 7/5: Sunscreen, Shade and Water – How to play it cool all summer long!  | Every month our teachers learn something new, takes a look at something old from a new perspective, reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands-on fun through […]

  • Verbal cues help your child develop

    Verbal Cues You Should Use to Help Your Child Develop

    Use words with experiences Infants Infants love to grasp, hold, reach, throw, drop and put everything in their mouth. You can help your baby develop with simple household items and toys; plastic bowls, wooden spoons, containers of various shapes and sizes, blocks, stuffed animals etc. Gather only safe items by making sure they are not […]

  • Immunizations Required No Exceptions

    Immunizations Required. No Exceptions.

    With the recent outbreak of measles in the news again, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about our immunization policy. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and even cause death. However, immunizations protect us […]

  • What Shall We Give The Children

    What Shall We Give The Children?

      What Shall We Give The Children? The Holidays are almost here. Toys and games and playthings, As we do every year? Yes, for the magic of toyland Is part of the Holiday lore To gladden the heart of childhood, But I will give something more. I will give them patience, A more sympathetic ear, […]

  • Preventing Cavities

    It’s Easy to Prevent Cavities

    It’s Easy to Prevent Cavities. Here’s how. Did you know tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease? If left untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. The good news is that tooth decay and other oral […]

  • How is your child developing?

    Ages & Stages of Child Development

    Ages & Stages of Child Development Should my son start sitting up soon? When should he drink from a cup? Start scribbling? Babbling? We all want to know our children are on the right track. At Halsey Schools we will let you know how your child is doing everyday. We will also complete formal detailed […]

  • How to teach Sequencing

    How To Teach Sequencing

    How To Teach Your Child Sequencing Introduce & use sequencing words often Engage your child in language and discussion about their daily activities to help them understand sequencing using the basic sequencing vocabulary: First, second, third…, in front of, behind, before, after, next, first, then, last, beginning, middle, end, began, concluded, and finally.  Focus on […]

  • Safety tips for water play swiming

    Water Safety Tips

    How to prevent drowning and keep your child safe around water NEVER leave your child in or near any water unattended. Keep constant VISUAL supervision in all water within arms reach of your child at all times. At a party? Be certain only qualified and undistracted adults are entrusted with supervising children in water. Never assume […]

  • I’m counting 1,2,3! Do you want a time out!

    Some often used discipline techniques just don’t work. How to fix discipline techniques that don’t work I’m counting 1, 2, 3 – We are leaving… I’m counting… What you are really saying: Don’t listen to me until I get to the last number. Why it doesn’t work: Children learn that it just means they have extra […]

  • tummy time builds muscles

    Tummy Time – Why is it so important?

    Why is Tummy Time important? It helps develop the muscles that keep your baby’s head up and turn her head side to side; and it builds strength throughout her back, neck, shoulders, buttocks and legs. A baby learns how to push up on his elbows and hands to help get ready to roll, belly crawl, and sit […]

  • Acknowledgment instead of praise

    How to Acknowledge Instead of Praise

    Narrate what you see When you make short objective statements like, “You painted a picture of a house,” or “You picked up the red block,” you are acknowledging your child’s accomplishments without judgement. Narration without judgment allows children to judge the merits of their efforts themselves. Connect the effort with a desired character trait If […]