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?
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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
In our articles and on our website, we sometimes mention that we are a “licensed” daycare in B.C. We also may talk about government resources for daycare, and qualifiers for these resources, which can depend on the type of child care involved. We discuss “preschool and daycare” a lot too. We also talk about “early childhood educators” at our “daycares.” But are all of these terms referring to … [Read more...] about Types of daycare in B.C. explained (plus legal vs licensed child care definitions)
Operating three daycares in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area (Langley, Coquitlam and North Vancouver), we have our fair share of emergency preparedness training. Preparing a daycare or preschool for earthquakes is one of those emergencies we prepare for, and an important one in B.C., no less. We’ve learned a few things over the years about teaching little tots about earthquakes, and how … [Read more...] about Tips to prepare a daycare or preschool for earthquakes
The idea of parenting styles is fairly new. It started with just four or five. Some were more strict than others. Some more loose than others. Some more applauded than others. These days, modern parenting is taking on new forms of these so-called ‘styles.’ People are labelling themselves as “gentle parents,” “conscious parents,” or “tiger moms” and “elephant moms” (or some other animal … [Read more...] about What is a balanced parenting style for toddlers and preschool-aged children? Here are 3 answers.
When we think of the word, “daycare,” it’s often assumed this means child care for infants, toddlers or preschoolers, who have not yet entered grade school, and need to be watched for the day while their parent(s) work. This is very true. However, it leaves out the consideration of another big group of kids who still need daycare - the older ones! School-aged kids get out of school around 3 … [Read more...] about 4 Benefits of before and after school care programs for kids