Learning to Celebrate The Differences in How Kids Learn

Learning to Celebrate The Differences in How Kids Learn

If you have more than one child, you have probably noticed the differences in how they act. One child may be perfectly comfortable with playing in the mud. Your other child may shudder at the thought of being dirty. Some may love to take on the daring feat of climbing…

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Check Out These Preschool Developmental Milestones!

Check Out These Preschool Developmental Milestones!

Preschool is an exciting part of your child’s growth. It’s a time when most children start learning more and more about themselves and those around them. At this age, your little ones are experiencing so much. So, it’s important to make sure they are getting the most out of the…

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Exploring the Importance of Peer Interaction in Children

Exploring the Importance of Peer Interaction in Children

Some children have absolutely no problem communicating with other kids. They’re the little ones who walk up to other children and say, “Play?” They smile at adults and encourage their friends to sing fun songs with them. Other children may be a little less excited about making new friends. But,…

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How to Help a Shy Child Get More Involved in School

How to Help a Shy Child Get More Involved in School

Help! My child is so shy. She never plays with the other kids. He doesn’t like to communicate with his teachers. What should I do? It’s easy to become discouraged to think about how shy your kids are. Lots of parents stress over the fact that they’re kiddos aren’t too…

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Helping Your Kids to Succeed in Early Childhood Learning

Helping Your Kids to Succeed in Early Childhood Learning

It’s never easy when kids have to leave their parents at the door of the children’s learning facility. It’s really hard when kids first start preschool or kindergarten. It’s even difficult for kids to go back to school after summer vacation. No matter age or grade of your little one,…

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Should I Enroll My Infant in a Center For Early Learning?

Should I Enroll My Infant in a Center For Early Learning?

As a parent of a small child, you may not be sure about early childcare options. Some parents prefer to care for their children at home for the first few years of the kids’ lives. Others choose to enroll their little ones in daycares. There are also some parents who…

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Exploring the Early Stages of Speech and Language Development

Exploring the Early Stages of Speech and Language Development

Did you know that even infants show early signs of speech and language development? Yes, even before they can speak, your kids are growing in this area. They’re developing skills and receiving knowledge about language before either of you can really realize it. So, what are the stages of this…

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What Are Some of the Advantages of Early Child Care?

What Are Some of the Advantages of Early Child Care?

Often, people wonder if it’s worth it to enroll their kids in an early child care facility. Does it help my children? Isn’t it just like any other daycare? Should I have a family member or friend take care of my little ones during the day? What are the benefits…

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Making Education Fun with Activities and a Learning Program

Making Education Fun with Activities and a Learning Program

Education doesn’t have to be boring! Your children are growing every day. They’re learning new things in school or at their early learning facilities. But, they can learn so much from you at home, too! But, how do you get them interested in education when they’re not in a classroom…

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Exploring Some of the Benefits of an Infant Program

Exploring Some of the Benefits of an Infant Program

Babies are such wonderful additions to the family. As a parent, you’re probably over the moon about your little one! Infant development is so amazing to watch. Unfortunately, there are responsibilities which sometimes keep parents from being able to stay at home with their children. Work, school, and other situations…

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Child Development Strategies: Ways to Cultivate Emotional Growth

Child Development Strategies: Ways to Cultivate Emotional Growth

Children, much like adults, are constantly learning new things. Every single day, they’re getting new information about their world. Kids are beginning to learn how to interact and communicate with others. They’re learning how to express themselves more. It’s good for parents to know how to encourage emotional growth and…

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Toddler Education: Turn the Terrible Twos Into Terrific Twos

Toddler Education: Turn the Terrible Twos Into Terrific Twos

We’ve all heard of the dreaded terrible twos. We know about those endless months of social development. We’ve learned about all the behavioral problems that little ones show. It’s common to think of that period of development as a nightmare. But, we want to give you some helpful toddler education…

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How to Mix Children and Nutrition Together

How to Mix Children and Nutrition Together

We all know about growing up and not wanting to eat veggies! The only green thing kids wanted to eat was gelatin or candy. When it comes to children and nutrition, it can be as hard as mixing water and oil. But, it might help if you know some benefits…

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Getting Your Child Ready by Developing Kindergarten Skills

Getting Your Child Ready by Developing Kindergarten Skills

You can’t believe it! Your child is growing up and he or she will soon be in kindergarten! Time has flown by so quickly. It’s easy and definitely normal to be a little nervous about what the future holds for your little one. But, don’t worry! With a little information…

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The Developing Cognitive Skills of Your Children

The Developing Cognitive Skills of Your Children

As your kids are growing, you are seeing lots of changes in their personalities. You may be learning that your son doesn’t like bananas. Or maybe your daughter isn’t very interested in that strawberry yogurt you just bought. This stage in the lives of your children is so special! Not…

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How to Start Encouraging Creativity in Your Kids

How to Start Encouraging Creativity in Your Kids

Your kids are growing and learning new things everyday. They are constantly receiving and processing more information. Children may not always express all of their thoughts to you. But, their cognitive functions are always in motion. That’s why it’s important to begin encouraging creativity in your kids. Giving them a…

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Looking For After School Programs for Elementary Students?

Looking For After School Programs for Elementary Students?

Woohoo! Your kids have finally finished school for the day. But now, there are a few things that could cause a problem. The children have homework. They need a snack after a long day of school. Some of them need a chance to use their creativity by doing a craft….

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Parenting Information: Pointers For Preschool Parents

Parenting Information: Pointers For Preschool Parents

It’s been a few years now since your little one was born. You still remember the first efforts to crawl and then walk. Now, your child is growing and showing off an amazing personality! Cognitive skills are developing and you’re blown away by how smart your kid is! Maybe, you…

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Connecting With Kids: Parent Involvement in Children’s Education

Connecting With Kids: Parent Involvement in Children’s Education

If you have children, it can be challenging to keep up with your schedule. Life is full of things that keep us busy and on-the-go. Despite your best efforts, it is difficult to keep track of what’s going on in your kids’ lives. Being a parent can be challenging but…

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Helping a Child Who’s Going to a new School

Helping a Child Who’s Going to a new School

While change may seem like a positive thing to adults, to children it may seem like the world is ending. Little minds may not be able to understand why they can no longer stay with grandma all day or why they have to leave an old group of friends at…

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Early Child Learning and Milestones In Your Child’s Life

Early Child Learning and Milestones In Your Child’s Life

From the moment we are born, we experience milestones. We begin to smile and laugh. Then we learn to crawl, walk, and then run. We lose a baby tooth and gain a new one. Eventually, we make friends and have long-lasting relationships with some of them. Just as you have…

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Child Growth and Development Stages: The Importance of Age-Geared Learning

Child Growth and Development Stages: The Importance of Age-Geared Learning

If you have children, you know they grow quickly and constantly develop new characteristics. Whether your child is a newborn, a toddler, or twelve years of age, you have probably seen them discover different qualities about themselves and explore more attributes of the world around them. This continual development is…

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What Type of Learner is Your Child? The Four Learning Styles

What Type of Learner is Your Child? The Four Learning Styles

Everyone learns in their own way. But, in early childhood development, it’s important to recognize which type of learning style your child may adopt. This way, you can introduce various methods and techniques into their daily routines and education to help with learning. And, educating yourself on the four learning…

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How to Choose the Early Child Learning Center Right for You

How to Choose the Early Child Learning Center Right for You

If you’re looking for a place to send your infant, toddler, or young child and have decided that daycare doesn’t provide the educational materials you child needs to develop a desire for learning, an early child learning center is right for you. But how do you go about choosing the…

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A Few Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

A Few Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

New Year’s Eve is a night filled with adult parties, drinks, and staying up late. But, just because it’s mainly an event scheduled around adult agendas, it doesn’t mean that our little ones can’t benefit from all the fun a fresh, new year brings. If you’re looking for ways to…

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Uncovering the Advantages of Reading to Children

Uncovering the Advantages of Reading to Children

As parents, there are many things we can do to help our children understand the world around them. There is so much to discover, but we want the innocent and new minds of our children to be guided so that they learn to be honest, successful, hard-working, etc. Fortunately, the…

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Early Learning Academy Programs Vs. Child Daycare

Early Learning Academy Programs Vs. Child Daycare

If you have a small child and are looking for care solutions, you may have found both early learning academies and daycare solutions. But, which is a better choice for you, your child, and your family? In this article, we aim to compare and contrast both daycare facilities and early…

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Relationship Issues For The New Kids At School

As adults, we sometimes forget how difficult it is for a child to go to a new school. They have to go by themselves to a new school, a new classroom, and to have to try to form a whole new group of friends. For many children there is a…

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Cat in the Hat Stacks

An Edible Activity Supplies Needed – Package of chocolate sandwich cookies 1 tub of Vanilla frosting or icing package of Gummy lifesavers (just the red color) 1. Separate the chocolate cookies into two pieces. 2. Spread a little bit of frosting onto each side 3. Take a red gummy saver…

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Toddler Pom Pom Sort

Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world, to create order in a world that seems largely out of their control. For that reason, sorting activities often attract children. In fact, many children will start sorting things without even being taught. Many parents have likely walked into…

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Healthy Eating

We all know that healthy eating is important in childhood development, but it easier said than done in some houses. “You want me to eat what?!?! ITS GREEN!!” Not only can it be difficult for you to get the food into that little tummy, but it can also be strain…

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Summer Safety Tips

Now that Memorial Day has passed its likely that you will be spending more time outside with your children. What better time to go over some easy summer safety tips. Driving Buckle up! Make sure your following the car seat and booster seat laws and set a good example and…

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Exciting Curriculum News from Ivy League

We are happy to announce that our Preschool and private Pre-kindergarten, as well as our wrap around classes, will have enhanced learning through the implementation of HighScope© Curriculum. In the HighScope© Preschool Curriculum, learning is guided by 58 key developmental indicators (KDIs) that meet all state standards. Key developmental indicators…

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Talking to your Children about Terrorism

As parents and educators we want to keep our children safe and away from harm, but what happens when the world we live in isn’t always safe? How can we make children feel safe, while being honest with them? How can you possible explain to a child why bad things…

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