Do you love kids and making an impact on their lives? If you’re thinking about a career working with little ones, we congratulate you! Certainly those who work at our daycare centres have found joy in the profession. Below we’ll explain how to become a preschool teacher in Vancouver (meaning, the Metro Vancouver, or Lower Mainland area). Learn about the childcare jobs and roles that you can fit … [Read more...] about How to become a preschool teacher in Vancouver
Circle time or carpet time at preschool or daycare is an essential part of any classroom. The routine helps ‘calibrate’ the toddlers for the day, and brings them together for social interaction in a group setting. While there are ‘tricks of the trade’ to keeping the kiddos’ attention, and helping them sit still, it all comes down to content. What should you do during circle time? How do you keep … [Read more...] about 4 Essential circle time ideas for preschools and daycares
With the busyness of life comes the lack of time, and the forgetfulness, to show love to our children. But, children really need their ‘love tank’ filled. They need to know, through actions and words, that they are loved (and thus safe, and secure). If they don’t get enough visible love, they suffer. Quite literally - it affects their mentality and behaviour a lot. So, how can parents show … [Read more...] about 5 significant ways to show children they are loved, and why it’s important
When kids are young, it’s easy to think that they’ll just naturally pick up language as life goes on. Or that they’ll learn to read when they enter kindergarten. However, these days, we know that literacy is crucial in the early years - even starting in the first months of life. This means a lot for parenting habits at home, as well as for the secondary caregivers in a child’s life. That includes … [Read more...] about Why is literacy is crucial in the early years? How can parents and preschools help with reading skills?
Children develop in various ways as they grow. Earlier, we wrote about cognitive development, and its milestones. However, brain function is also related to physical function. The physical functioning of a child can be indicative, in some cases, of how well they are developing cognitively. The normal, physical skills obtained by a child as they grow are, collectively, called motor development. … [Read more...] about What is normal gross motor development in early childhood, and why is it important?
If your child is not in infant daycare, chances are, you’ll be doing most of the potty training at home. And, this will need to be done before your child enters any daycare or preschool that starts at age 2.5 years. While we have an infant program at our Coquitlam daycare, our North Vancouver and Langley locations have pre-k child care programs that start in the toddler years (i.e. group daycare). … [Read more...] about Practical potty training tips for preschool readiness and group daycare requirements