Tips & Tools for Parents

  • Preschool classrooms should be full of talking

    It’s so LOUD in there! Quality preschool classrooms are noisy.

    Why is it so LOUD!? If you’re used to working in a quiet office space or other environment you may find the constant chatter that goes on in our classrooms loud and maybe even annoying. We don’t; We LOVE it! Quality classrooms are loud & full of energy Children need to talk & ask questions. […]

  • Follow these steps for a happy easy potty training experiene

    Easy Potty Training? Follow these simple steps

    Potty Training is easy when you follow these steps Determine if your child is ready to use the potty on his or her own If your child has most of these skills, your child will soon be completing another milestone at school and at home; using the potty! Children are usually ready around 2 years […]

  • playgounds can burn children

    Hot playgrounds can BURN!

    Protect your child from playground burns Always be aware of the sun and weather conditions, and do not assume that the equipment is safe because the air temperature is not very high. Always check the temperature of the equipment and surfacing before letting your children play on the playground. Remember, a young child’s skin will […]

  • Infant, pediatric and adult CPR training

    Do you know CPR? We do!

    How to perform CPR – Summary 1. CHECK FOR RESPONSIVENESS Tap the shoulder and shout, “Are you OK?” For an infant, you may flick the bottom of the foot. 2. CALL 911 If no response, CALL 9-1-1 or the local emergency number. If an unconscious child or infant is face-down, roll face-up, supporting the head, neck […]

  • Pets help children learn to be responsible

    Raising pets encourages your children to be selfless, sensitive, loving…

    Caring for pets: Encourages positive self-esteem: Pets are loyal, cuddly, love affection and adore their owners. Teaches children to be respectful: Animals have feelings too. Sometimes they are sad, tired, excited, happy, angry, scared, nervous, hungry, thirsty… Children learn to be respectful of their feelings giving them space when needed, playtime when ready, food when hungry… […]

  • Turn Off That Screen!

    Limit Screen Time for your Children Children over two years old should spend no more than 1 to 2 hours a day on screen media of any kind. Children under two should not use screen media at all. Excessive exposure of children to screen media is associated with impaired childhood development and childhood obesity. Most children […]

  • Dressing up is fun for boys

    He’s wearing a dress!!!

    Why does he love to dress like a girl? Same reason he loves to dress up like a superhero. Are you concerned when your preschool age son dresses up like a girl or your daughter paints on a mustache? Preschool children love to dress-up and pretend. Don’t’ stifle it. Let them go! Opposite gender dress-up […]

  • 5210 rule What is it?

    Do you know the 5-2-1-0 rule?

    The 5-2-1-0 rule says we should am for: 5 or more fruits and vegetables. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins and minerals, important for supporting growth and development and for optimal immune function in children. High daily intakes of fruits and vegetables among adults are associated with lower rates of chronic diseases […]

  • 5 handwashing songs your preschoolers love

    5 Hand Washing songs your preschooler will love

    Handwashing is the best way to stop germs Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. We, both teachers and children, wash our hands regularly throughout the day and always before we eat. 5 hand washing songs your […]

  • Help your child develop compassion & empathy

    We all know children can be taught to throw a ball, sing a song, learn a rhyme, read and write, but can they be taught and guided to develop the qualities of character that are valued by their families and communities? Absolutely! Through guidance and modeling by caring parents, teachers and other adults, children learn to be […]

  • Immunizations Required for all children & teachers

    With the recent outbreak of measles in Disneyland, California and other states I’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 […]

  • Have your child’s toys been recalled?

      Make sure your child is playing with safe toys and sleeping safely. We all want our preschool children to be as safe as possible. Sometimes a toy, bed or crib we think is perfectly safe just isn’t. Safety recalls happen just about every day. Keep your infants, toddlers and preschoolers safe by registering your […]