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3 Ways to Help Your Child with Kindergarten Readiness

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

In the past 50 years, kindergarten has moved well beyond block building and naptime. Today, children are expected to hit the ground running on their first day of kindergarten. This doesn’t mean that kindergarten teachers expect their students to arrive knowing how to read and add, but it does mean that kindergarteners are expected to have obtained certain prerequisite skills that will allow them to succeed in school.

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Topics: toddler, learning skills, kindergarten, learning centers, learning, learning process

Five Tips to Make Math Fun for Your Elementary School Child

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jan 02, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

When you were in elementary school, what was your favorite subject? If you're like most people, the answer is probably not math. Numbers and calculations have a precision that tends to be intimidating. Questions have only one correct answer, leaving no room for error.

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Topics: child, child development, learning centers, math

Child to Caregiver Ratios - What's the Best Number?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

It has long been a bone of contention with teachers in the public sector that child to caregiver ratios are far too high for effective teaching. In addition to the extra paperwork that a teacher or tutor must prepare, each pupil does not really get enough one-on-one "face time" when the ratio hovers around the 30:1 mark as it does in most public primary and secondary schools in the U.S.

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Topics: learning centers, child care, day care

Get Children Involved in Community Service to Build Empathy

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Kids of all ages are inquisitive, creative, curious, and like to explore new avenues of adventure. Whether it's a toddler figuring out how a new toy operates or middle schoolers looking for interesting ways to be active, it all boils down to one thing; a need to be involved.

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Topics: children, afterschool programs, learning centers, tween

Educational Differences Between Childcare Facilities & Home Day Care

Posted by David Smith on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

When choosing a childcare facility for their child, parents must consider not only the health and safety of their child (see our previous post), but also how he or she will be spending their days. Children need a variety of activities to engage their attention. Childcare programs should also provide a healthy balance between physical and mental activities to stimulate children’s growing bodies and minds.

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Topics: learning skills, Childcare, learning centers, lessons, learning, learning tools

What to Expect from your Child: Behavior and Motor Skills at Age Six

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 08:44 AM

When your child leaves kindergarten and begins elementary school, he or she is entering a new phase. PBS.org provides parents with some insight into what to expect during this year:

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Topics: learning skills, Childcare, learning centers, lessons, learning, learning tools, language skills

What to Expect from Your Child: Math and Science at Age Six

Posted by David Smith on Sat, Aug 03, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

For six-year-olds, the world is full of wonder and they are beginning to learn about academic subjects and disciplines. PBS.org outlined some of the math and science concepts children take in at this age:

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Topics: learning skills, Childcare, learning centers, lessons, learning, learning tools, language skills

What to Expect from your Child: Reading and Writing at Age Six

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 08:44 AM

As you watch your child grow and change from a baby to a toddler to a primary school student, it is good to have some idea of what changes to expect. PBS.org has a child development tracker that lets parents know the ways in which a child will grow in knowledge over time.

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Topics: learning skills, Childcare, learning centers, lessons, learning, learning tools, language skills

FTC to Examine Apps Designed for Children

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 08:35 AM

Our 21st Century Community Learning Centers deliver hundreds of engaging learning activities specially designed to promote a child’s desire to learn, while encouraging student learning through direct instruction and the following technology-empowered curriculum features: audio assistance, immediate feedback, and the option to repeat instruction as often as needed.

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Topics: learning skills, early learning, learning centers, learning, learning tools, child care

Horizon Education Center: One of the 21st Century Learning Centers

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 07:30 AM

Children need a safe place to turn to for an after school program that will enrich their lives while it promotes learning and incorporates fun. That's what Horizon Education Centers as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs are all about.

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Topics: learning skills, middle school, Horizon Education Center, learning centers, 21st century community learning centers

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