Archive for the ‘ Early Child Development ’ Category

April Activities From Our Curriculum

Spring is here! While we’ve been enjoying a few sunny days here and there, springtime in Portland usually means a LOT of rain. Fortunately, we have plenty of fun and activities from our KinderCare curriculum to keep us busy on those rainy weekend afternoons. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere sunny, we have you

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A Dad’s Point of View: Dads Can Do It Too

by Chris Thomas When my wife and I had our son Jackson, I was a nervous wreck. Prior to Jackson, I had about as much experience with children as I had climbing Mt. Everest. My wife, who spent years working in child care, was cool and collected as she took the bulk of Jackson’s care

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Snow Day Fun – Educational Activities to Try at Home

We are snowed in today in Portland! It’s a big deal here, since we don’t usually get much snow. My daughter and friends built a snowman (and yes, those are broccoli eyes!), but for the most part, we’re staying inside where it’s warm and cozy. Here are some fun activities from our Education team that

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Talking With Children About Divorce

By Linda Hassan Anderson  Divorce can be a sad, stressful, and confusing life event for the entire family. From heightened emotions to big questions from the children, each family member is affected by the changes that occur when parents decide to end a marriage. There is no easy way to talk with your children about

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Accreditation: What it Means for Your Family

Accreditation is a term I was unfamiliar with before I started working at an early childhood learning company, so I thought many parents might be new to this concept as well. I asked our Quality and Accreditation team to explain what accreditation means to families – read below to learn more. (By the way, nearly

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From the Classroom to the Family Room: At-Home Activities for January

Beat the winter boredom blues with fun and educational activities from our classrooms! Each month this year, we’ll be sharing new at-home activities for infants through PreK age groups. The following activities are focused on cognitive development (math—sorting and sequencing; counting; measuring; and subtraction) and language and literacy development (songs and fingerplays). Many of the

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Tips From Our Teachers: More Potty Training Tips

Jaime Roshon and Tena Christianson are veteran teachers who have each been with KinderCare for 13 years. This year, they were among ten outstanding teachers presented with the coveted Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator awards, chosen from more than 24,000 teachers across the country. Potty training is one of the key accomplishments of toddlerhood, but

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Embracing and Creating Family Holiday Traditions

by Meg Davis, MS, Managing Senior Editor, Education Department “We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.” – Fred Rogers The months of November, December and January present many opportunities for children to learn about and participate in

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