Parents' Corner

4 Ways To Make Preschool Dropoff Easier

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 10, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

For many parents, preschool dropoffs can be a challenging, emotional experience—and the same is true for young children. However, with the right strategies in place, dropoffs can become a smoother and more manageable process for everyone involved. 

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Topics: Preschool, Parenting Tips

How Do Preschoolers Learn Best?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 27, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

The preschool years are crucial ones for healthy brain development, and so it’s important to focus on helping preschoolers engage with the world around them during this pivotal phase. But, how do preschoolers learn best? This post will share several ways — some of which may be surprising.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Why Are Science Experiments Important for Preschoolers?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 08, 2023 @ 12:53 PM

Kids are naturally curious, and science experiments are a useful way to foster this trait in children as young as preschoolers—and that’s just one of their many benefits.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning, Preschool

What’s the Difference Between Childcare and Preschool?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 01, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

You may hear the terms “childcare” and “preschool” used interchangeably but these terms come with different contexts—despite the fact that both childcare centers and preschool centers focus on providing care services for children. 

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool

What the Best Preschools in Cleveland, Ohio Have in Common

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 09, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

While there is no shortage of preschool programs in the Northeast Ohio area, knowing what to look for can help families to find the best fit for their child. Although each childcare center is unique, the best preschools in Cleveland, Ohio have certain qualities in common. Here are five of them.

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Topics: Preschool

When Is the Right Time To Enroll in Preschool?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 26, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

When your child reaches toddler age, you may start thinking about where to send them to preschool — and it’s also important to consider when is the right time to enroll. Some children, for example, start at the age of three while others wait until they’re four. 

Which is best? Well, there’s no magic number to rely upon, so it’s important to use your child’s development to determine if they have the foundational skills needed to enter preschool — physically, emotionally, and socially — or if, instead, it’s better to give them additional time before enrollment.  

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Topics: Child Development, Preschool

Here's a Preschool Organization Plan for Parents

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 15, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Putting together a preschool organization plan sounds like a daunting task. But it can be done. All you need is a little patience and some savvy.

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Topics: Child Development, Skill Building, Preschool

How About Trying These Fun Ways to Teach the Alphabet?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 01, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Learning the alphabet is one of the necessities of life, and there are many fun ways to teach the alphabet to your kids.

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Topics: Kindergarten, Child Development, Learning, Preschool

Winter Activities for Preschoolers: Hibernation Hijinx

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Young children can enjoy winter activities both inside and out, depending on the weather. If there’s plenty of snow, but the day is fairly calm, then consider building a snowman! In this oldie but goodie video, your preschooler can learn about the science of building with snow in a fun, age-appropriate way. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Care, Preschool

Maximize Your Preschooler's Alphabet Recognition with These Expert Tips

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Letter recognition is a crucial skill for toddlers and preschoolers to learn, and it serves as the foundation of reading and writing. This post explores the typical developmental curve for alphabet recognition and provides fun, age-appropriate, low-cost ways for your child to master this skill.

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Topics: Preschool



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