Social and emotional growth

"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

Blocks fall down, pool time ends, cookies crumble: Little kids have big feelings. Happily, a good book about emotions can help her express them positively.

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Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Do you hope your children grow up to be kind and caring adults who embrace (and celebrate) other people's differences? Us, too! That's why we strive to create an inclusive environment in every single on of our centers. 

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Stop, Drop, Connect! Practicing Presence When Your World is Nuts

Stop, Drop, Connect! Practicing Presence When Your World is Nuts

Life can feel like one big to-do list. Dinner! Bedtime! Bills! Dust Bunnies!  Once a day, drop the chores in favor of this: genuine connection with your kids. Here's how.

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Self-Esteem Builders: 14 Ways to Tell Your Kids How Much You Care

Self-Esteem Builders: 14 Ways to Tell Your Kids How Much You Care

Kind and loving words are critical to help children build self-esteem and confidence. Here are 14 simple ways to let your child know how special he really is!


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No One Is the Same. (Hooray!) How to Talk with Kids About Differences

No One Is the Same. (Hooray!) How to Talk with Kids About Differences

Children notice everything, and often questions follow. Learn positive ways to talk about how we're all different.

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Here Comes Baby #2! 14 Tips to Prepare Older Siblings for a New Baby

Here Comes Baby #2! 14 Tips to Prepare Older Siblings for a New Baby

A new baby is a big change for everybody, including older children. A little planning and some extra special care keeps the whole family humming happily along together (most of the time, anyway)!

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Raise Kind-Hearted Kids: 5 Sweet Ways to Nurture Empathy

Raise Kind-Hearted Kids: 5 Sweet Ways to Nurture Empathy

Can you really teach empathy to young children? Award-winning pre-K educator Sue Davies says the answer is a resounding YES!

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Making Friends: How to Raise Kind and Caring Kids

Making Friends: How to Raise Kind and Caring Kids

Whether your budding buddy is a wee babe or a big kid, you  can help her become a kind and caring friend. Here's how.  

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How to Raise a Community-Minded Child

How to Raise a Community-Minded Child

Getting out and engaging with people in your community puts your child on the right track for a happier life!

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