As parents and child caregivers, we all know what a lack of sleep can do to a toddler. In the past, we covered the importance of sleep in early childhood, as well as the pros and cons of co-sleeping with your child. But, now that you have that information, how do you put it to use? In this article, we’ll give you some tips to help your toddler get a good night’s sleep. Tip 1) Take your toddler to … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies to help your toddler get a good night’s sleep
In the past, we’ve written about whether or not young children should be using electronics and media. As caregivers, we all have the best of intentions when raising a child. And of course we don’t want our kids sitting in front of a TV or using the iPad all day. But, let’s face it: sometimes, we need our little kids to stay occupied while we do our thing (housework, cooking, work, phone calls - … [Read more...] about 6 Screen time alternatives to keep little kids occupied while you do your thing
As a company with multiple daycare centers in the Metro Vancouver region, we can say that providing educational childcare is truly our passion. We also love working with early childhood educators who join us in our mission. Speaking of our own daycare centres, we can say our work-style is run like a family. And, who can forget the best part: all that cuteness! So in this post, we thought we’d help … [Read more...] about 3 things to know before starting a career as childcare worker in Metro Vancouver, B.C.
Every year in September, Canadians across the nation participate in - or at least get to hear about - the Terry Fox Run. Kids grow up in our schools joining events dedicated to the run. In addition to the community-hosted and school-hosted Terry Fox Runs, there is also something called the Little Fox Run. This is a miniature of the fundraising effort for toddlers, preschoolers and … [Read more...] about Hosting a Little Fox Run at daycare – 3 preschool lessons, plus activity ideas
As your little one adjusts to going to daycare, they will have many new and fun experiences. From making new friends to exploring new activities, there is so much for them to explore for the first time. But no matter how much they love daycare, there will most likely come a day where they really aren’t ‘feeling it.’ This could come out of the blue after a long vacation away from school, or happen … [Read more...] about What to do when your child doesn’t want to go to daycare
As a new parent of a toddler in B.C., you have likely heard of the StrongStart program. And if you haven’t, then this article may be a good primer for you! When it’s time to get your little one into a preschool (around ages 3-4, or shortly before their Kindergarten start date), you may be wondering whether StrongStart is the right fit. Or, should your child attend a private preschool? Below … [Read more...] about StrongStart B.C. vs. preschool: which one is right for you?