Tips & Tools for Parents

  • 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 […]

  • Children should not W-Sit

    Discourage your child from W-Sitting

    What is W-Sitting? If your child sits with his bottom on the ground and his legs rotated out to the side he is W-Sitting. Feet may be turned inwards or outwards. The legs form a ‘W’ like the picture. Children often start sitting this way at around 11 months. It’s o.k. to try it and […]

  • Reading together promotes language development in infants

    Do you want your child to be a successful reader?

    Read to Me! – Read aloud with your child often The single most important thing we can do to help our children develop the knowledge they need to become successful readers is to read aloud with them often; beginning when they are babies. Reading with your child at least every night at bedtime, is a good start. When […]

  • Do you know the truth about Vaccines?

    Some things you read on the internet are SCARY! The internet is full of false and misleading websites and stories about vaccines & immunizations that can scare newbie parents into acting irresponsibly. Friends can have even scarier stories when they tell parents they know someone, who knows someone else, who knows someone else who heard that […]