Archive for the ‘ Early Child Development ’ Category

The Art of Parenting: Discipline (video)

The word discipline is often interpreted as punishment. In this video, our own VP of Education, Linda Hassan Anderson, shares a different perspective on “discipline” not as punishment, but as an opportunity to teach children how to regulate their own behavior and learn what’s appropriate in what settings. Linda also discusses discipline as the opportunity

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Teaching Young Children About Community

Teaching young children about communities is beneficial for a number of reasons: It helps children recognize the importance of communities and the roles people play within communities It helps create a sense of place, familiarity, and security It helps foster stewardship and the knowledge that along with citizenship comes certain responsibilities It helps children recognize

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Tips From Our Teachers: Discipline, Aggression and Biting

One of the most frequently asked questions from families who tour KinderCare centers is: “How do you handle aggressive behavior and discipline?” I asked Deborah Simmons, Assistant Director at Eastville KinderCare in Belleview, Illinois, for her perspective on the topic based on her experiences and observations in the classroom. Deborah has 26 years of experience working

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“Don’t Talk To Strangers”

By Linda Hassan Anderson, Vice President, Education “Don’t talk to strangers!” As children, most of us heard this “well intended” parental advice. It was as common as “Look both ways before crossing the street” and “Don’t talk with your mouth full.” This is what parents say, right? And yet, the world has changed so significantly

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Weekly Links Roundup and Cute Photo of the Week!

It’s getting to be fall here in Portland. September is always a moody month for me; we have my birthday and my daughter’s birthdays, so we have lots of celebrations (and presents…and cake!) But on the downside, it’s about to start raining and not stop for many, many months. So, to lead the weekly links

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Play At Your Own Risk!

This week, Joey Razzano from our marketing team brings us a fun guest post about the importance of learning through play. I have been making a conscious effort to reduce my carbon footprint this year and part of that has been taking public transportation to work. Along the way, I meander the streets, checking out

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Back to School: Parent Separation Anxiety

Nearly every parent who I speak with gets a little emotional when they reflect on their child attending school for the first time. Whether they are a working mom returning to the job after three months of maternity leave or a stay-at-home parent who is dropping off their child at preschool for the very first

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Weekly Links Roundup and Cute Photo of the Week!

This week, a beautiful and bittersweet back to school post by Girls Gone Child leads my links roundup. Great advice for teaching a child to treat others with respect from Parenthacks. This is such a brilliant idea, from Rookie Moms: make dinner for the next night after dinner. Finally, I missed this last week but

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