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  • The Top Learning And Development Questions To Ask Before Your Toddler Starts Daycare

    What will your toddler learn during their daycare day? If your one- or two-year-old is new to toddler child care services, take a look at the learning and development questions you should ask right now. What Content Areas Does Your Curriculum Include? While different toddler child care centers vary in overall curricula, most should include basic age and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities. The curriculum will cover a variety of content areas.
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  • Using Daycare So Both Parents Can Work

    It has become commonplace for both parents to have to join the workforce in the United States. In many cases, it is a financial necessity for families to need two incomes. One major roadblock in doing this is caring for your children. Who will drop the kids off at school and pick them up when it's over? Who will be home with them during summer vacation? Using a daycare service can be the solution to these common issues.
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  • What Might Go Into Your Foster Care Licensing Process

    So you want to become a foster parent. You relish the idea of being able to parent children who have had a rough life and need someone stable to help them grow. Maybe you can't have children of your own or your brood is older and out of the house. Maybe you just want to do what you can to help other people, starting with children. Perhaps you're allured by the potential financial kickback you can get by taking in foster kids, especially when you're already wanting to do some good in your community.
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  • Your Toddler, Child Care And Kindergarten Readiness: It's Not Too Early To Start

    Child care is much more than a drop-off point for your toddler during the work day. While the daycare center does offer a valuable supervision service, it's also a learning space where your child gets their first taste of a formal education. And that means this early learning environment is preparing your child to eventually transition from preschool to kindergarten. Even though your child won't be ready for kindergarten until age 5, that doesn't mean they aren't developing "
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  • Preschool Learning At Home: After-Class Lessons

    Preschool provides plenty of learning opportunities for your child. During the pre kindergarten day your little learner is tackling subjects such as science, math, reading, writing and social studies. Even though she's getting plenty of classroom content at her pre-k learning center, that doesn't mean her education needs to stop at the school door. Whether you're getting your child ready for kindergarten or you just want to extend what she's doing at her pre k 12 learning center school, you can keep the development going at home.
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  • 3 Tips To Remember When Planning An Indoor Party For Kids That Will Keep Everyone Happy

    Whether your child's birthday falls in the middle of winter or during the summer heat when an outdoor party would be a stressful event, having the party indoors can seem a little intimidating. When you think about cramming your home with several young children, cake and ice cream, and possibly messy foods and games, it is no surprise that many parents are afraid to have an indoor kids birthday party inside of their home.
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  • Is Your Child On The Spectrum? How To Prepare Them For Summer Vacation

    Now that summer is here, it's time to plan for your family vacation. That can be difficult when your child is autistic. Children with autism can find unfamiliar situations unbearable, which means vacations may require additional planning. Don't pass on a family vacation. Instead, use the methods described below to help prepare your child for the trip. Talk to Your Child About the Vacation When it comes to a family vacation, it's important that you talk to your child about everything you're planning.
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  • Evaluating The Benefits Of Working, Despite Childcare Costs

    With young children at home, it can be difficult to afford the costs of working. During the day, it probably means that you need to pay for some kind of child care. Despite this extra cost of your workday, there are some pros as well to working. Benefits to You Of course you want to spend time with your young child as much as you can, but you also must consider your own well being.
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