Starting School

Sleep Well! The Art of Napping at Childcare

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Even if your child is typically a super snoozer at-home, napping at school is often a concern for parents, especially during times of transition—like starting in a new classroom. Our teachers understand the worry; but rest assured, they help thousands of children every day get the good, restful naps they need. “Our teachers meet every

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The Drop-Off: A Guide to Great Good-Byes

Here's how to keep things positive during the morning drop-off. Stock photo © MachineHeadz

Some children bound into a new classroom without a backward glance. But many others are, understandably, a little more nervous about starting a new school with new friends and new teachers. It’s not only children who have a hard time parting ways for the day: The morning drop off can be hard on adults, too.

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New Guidelines on Children’s Sleep! Is Your Child Getting Enough? Are you?

Adults can get away with shaving off an hour of sleep here and there. But for children, sleep is a must!

The National Sleep Foundation just issued new recommendations for how many hours of sleep infants, children, and adults need as they age. That’s critical information for parents. The announcement gives us all the chance to take stock of sleep habits in our own homes: Is your child getting enough? Take a look: Newborn (0-3 months)

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Lather Up! Our Guide to Good Hand-Washing Habits

Hand-washing is one of the  healthiest (and easiest) habits you can teach your kids.

One of the most powerful ways to keep your children healthy also is one of the easiest: regular and frequent hand-washing. In our centers, we teach and help all children to wash their hands properly and often. Families can help by reinforcing good hand-washing habits at home. Luckily, all you need is soap, water…and a

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