This is a debate that can vary between families. And, recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics has made a change to its recommendations of ‘screen time’ usage among children. This is because, as we know, devices are all around us, and it’s hard to get kids off them, especially when adults all around them are using them. So, should young children be using electronics and media at … [Read more...] about Should young children be using electronics and media?
We usually associate children's upbringing with mothers, rarely considering fathers to play an important part in early childhood development. But studies show that fathers who are actively involved in the upbringing of their children increase children’s academic readiness (p. 12). How else does father involvement influence a child? Let’s delve into more on this subject! Father involvement … [Read more...] about The power of father involvement in early childhood development
The main thought behind Emergent Curriculum (as well as other early childhood approaches) is that children learn not necessarily by what they are taught but “learn as a result of their own doing.” Emergent Curriculum is a teaching philosophy that focuses on the development of lesson plans based on the emerging interests of children. Its principles are quite similar to those in the Reggio Emilia … [Read more...] about The benefits of Emergent Curriculum in preschool
Play in early childhood is essential to the development and well-being of a child. It's the door through which children get acquainted with the world around them. Among numerous benefits, play improves cognitive, social, and creative skills and strengths. Here are the 4 reasons behind encouraging play. 1. Play in early childhood strengthens family bonds Parent-child play is as important for … [Read more...] about 4 reasons to encourage play in early childhood years
There are many approaches and philosophies to teaching early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach is one of them. This approach, which originated in Italy with “over 40 years of experience,” places strong emphasis on the development of “strong, capable, and resilient” children. Here we’ll tell you about 5 key elements of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. 1. … [Read more...] about 5 key elements of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education
Rainforest Learning Centre Daycare which currently has daycare locations in Langley and second daycare location in Coquitlam is expanding its childcare facilities to include North Vancouver. Like Rainforest’s other two locations, they plan to be involved in the community. Jennifer from Rainforest states “As part of our commitment to the preservation of the environment and our responsibility to … [Read more...] about Rainforest Learning Centre Daycare Excited to Expand Daycare Services to North Vancouver