Parenting Tips

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How to Prepare for the First Day of Preschool

August 7, 2020 | 

Your child is starting preschool soon, and both of you are excited! You know they’ll learn new things and develop new skills, and they’re excited to meet other kids and go to school like the big kids. Even though your child is excited, it’s okay to be a bit nervous or apprehensive about starting, especially […]

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How to Teach Road Safety to Kids and Preschoolers

July 29, 2020 | 

One of the first lessons in safety we, as parents and caregivers, try to instill is how to be safe around cars. This means looking both ways, following crosswalk signals, and staying far from the curb while holding an adult’s hand. But there is always the fear that a child will run out into the […]

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How to Talk to Kids About Stranger Danger

Learn some simple tips to teach your kids how to be safe and understand stranger danger.

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How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

One of the biggest concerns parents face is whether or not their child is getting the right amount of sleep. From trying to get a baby down for a nap to determining when it’s time for a preschooler to stop napping during the day, to what time is best for bedtime, we know how much […]

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Preschool vs. Daycare: What’s the Difference?

One question our preschool in Raleigh is frequently asked is, “What’s the difference between daycare and preschool? Are they the same?” While many people use the terms interchangeably, there are actually several factors that differentiate the two. To help you decide which option is best for your children and your family’s needs, we’re going to […]

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How to Entertain Preschoolers without Screentime

April 26, 2020 | 

As stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 continue through April and into May, we know how hard this is on you as parents and also how hard this is for your kids. They may not understand what a pandemic is exactly or what quarantine means, but they definitely know that right now is strange, to say […]

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Your Preschooler

Today is March 2, and that means it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Because his work made such an impact on young readers and continue to be best-selling classics, his birthday has been named National Read Across America Day. This nationwide reading celebration is held in schools, libraries, community centers, and of course preschools and child care […]

More Crafts for Preschoolers from Our Favorite Books

At our 5-star child care center in Raleigh, so many of our favorite books for preschoolers and toddlers have great messages and lessons. To help reinforce the story or provide more opportunities for learning, it’s fun to tie in crafts or other activities to the story. We have shared other crafts inspired by our favorite […]

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Should You Wait to Enroll Your Child in Kindergarten?

December 16, 2019 | 

There is a growing trend among parents to hold their kindergarten-age child back a year, often called “kindergarten redshirting” or “academic redshirting.” With kindergarten curriculum becoming more demanding and play and discovery time being replaced with more intensive learning, parents worry that their child may not be ready for the more rigorous day. This is […]

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Choosing the Best Preschool for Your Child

December 12, 2019 | 

When it comes to early childhood education, we know you want to choose the best possible preschool for your child. Touring preschools can be overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to look for exactly or what questions to ask to make sure the school is the best fit for your family.  To help […]

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