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Preschool vs. Pre-Kindergarten: Similarities and Differences

A quality early childhood education (ECE) is all about providing young children a well-rounded curriculum. This will nurture and foster their growth and learning at a young age. It’s about encouraging the children to communicate, create, cooperate, and think critically. These are skills that children need to develop over time to prepare themselves as they grow up. Parents value the significance of ECE but the challenging part now is choosing between a preschool or a pre-k program. Both offer benefits to a child but what’s the difference between these two? Is pre-k really necessary? Both preschool and pre-k programs address [...]

Preschool vs. Pre-Kindergarten: Similarities and Differences2019-01-10T17:55:12+00:00

Tips to Prepare your Children for the New School Year

Prepare school essentials in good time It’s August, summer is finally coming to an end and the new school year is right around the corner. Time for  parents and students all over the country to start their back to school preparations. Whether your children look forward to this event or they dread the regimented school days ahead, one thing is for sure – back to school entails another big transition. Help your kids cope with the biggest adjustments and make those first weeks of school easier for them with the following tips: Start talking about the upcoming school [...]

Tips to Prepare your Children for the New School Year2019-01-10T17:56:15+00:00

5 Ways to Prepare your Child for Day Care

Children having their snack time at the                                    daycare Day care is a great big step for young kids as they take the plunge into exploring more of what the world can offer. As parents, our role is to prepare our kids for this exciting new experience. This is the time to give them our support and love. Here’s a list of ways to help prepare your child for daycare. Meet the Daycare Teacher If possible, let your child meet the teacher [...]

5 Ways to Prepare your Child for Day Care2019-01-10T17:56:54+00:00

Tips for the First Day of Daycare in San Antonio

Leaving your little one in a daycare for the first time can be tough. And it is just as difficult for both children and parents alike.  As a parent, it’s not easy to imagine that your child will have to be left in the care of someone else. The child, on the other hand, may not be comfortable about being sent to a strange, new place. If you are facing the same dilemma, don’t worry because there are steps you can take to make the transition smoother and easier. And here are some of them. Prepare for the first day [...]

Tips for the First Day of Daycare in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:57:30+00:00

Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

A picnic with family is a great way to spend time Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some interesting facts about the origin of picnic that not many of us are aware of.  The word picnic [...]

Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family2019-01-10T15:46:14+00:00

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors

National Great Outdoors Month June has been proclaimed as the Great Outdoors Month. This is a perfect time to share the glory of nature with your child! There are plenty of reasons why you should pack your stuff and enjoy the Great Outdoors with your kids.  Here are just a few of them:       Manage Your Kid’s Excessive Use of Technology There are so many distractions these days competing for your child’s attention.  Gadgets, video games, the Internet, you name it, they’re all out there. And you know, once your child gets their hands on any of it, they give it their [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors2019-01-04T16:50:17+00:00

What to Look for in a Daycare in San Antonio

Finding the right daycare center to send your child to is never easy. But knowing what to look for can make the process a little easier. Whether you prefer a family daycare or a formal childcare center, it is important you know what to look for. To help you pick the best childcare in San Antonio for your family, here are the basics to look for. A good reputation A good daycare center should be recognized for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It must also have a nurturing environment. Pay attention to your first impression and how you feel the [...]

What to Look for in a Daycare in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:58:09+00:00

How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids

Ask just about anyone and they can usually -- and vividly -- remember when they first learned to ride a bike! It’s just something you never forget... No matter how long it’s been since you hopped on a bike, National Bike Month provides the perfect reason to get back out there and ride again! Here’s how to celebrate that amazing invention, the bicycle, with your kids... and start a new, healthy habit as a family! Getting started Begin by setting out the rules for safe biking. Even if your kids aren’t old enough to really remember everything you’re telling them, [...]

How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids2019-01-04T16:51:30+00:00

What to Look for in a Summer Program in San Antonio

With summer just around the corner, parents are starting to look for the best possible summer camp experience for their children. Aside from providing an excellent childcare option during summer months, a summer camp program teaches valuable skills kids can use in the future. It can contribute to a child’s personal, social and intellectual development. And because the options are almost endless, it is important to make sure you choose a summer program that is a right fit for your child. Here are some of the things to look for in a summer program in San Antonio. The summer camp’s [...]

What to Look for in a Summer Program in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:59:31+00:00

Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering

Raising kids isn’t easy…especially in a society that often seems so self-absorbed. (selfies, anyone?) So how can parents help kids see beyond their own immediate interests and concerns? By involving their children in opportunities to volunteer their time and energies towards helping others. While volunteering benefits those on the receiving end – both the individuals and organizations served – it’s hard to quantify how much volunteering benefits the “giver” just as much…if not more. When you give your child opportunities to help others through volunteering you’re also helping them learn: Empathy When looking for opportunities to volunteer, the closer your [...]

Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering2019-01-10T15:46:49+00:00