The Top Child Care Questions You Might Not Know to Ask

Are you ready to return to work? Do you need child care for your toddler? While you want to know what the staff to child ratio is, what type of curriculum the school uses, and how the teachers will help your child's development, other (less obvious) questions can help you to pick a program. Take a look at the questions to ask before you choose a daycare center. What Time Does the Daycare Close? Read More 

Tips For Choosing An After-School Child Care Program

In this day and age, most families have two working parents, so child care is often needed after school is released. Thus, parents need to find after-school child care programs that meet their needs. Luckily, most towns and cities have multiple after-school child care options, so it is just a matter of narrowing down the choices and selecting the right one. Once a great after-school program is found, many parents use the same one year after year until their children are old enough to safely stay home alone. Read More 

Look For These Signs Of Positive Physical Development During Your Child’s Daycare

As a child progresses through the months at daycare, it's easy to be focused on his or her emotional development. For example, you might notice if your child is better at following instructions or playing cooperatively. While emotional development is certainly important and is something that will continue to build as your child gets older, you should also note how he or she is developing physically. Conscientious daycare operators do a lot to encourage the physical development of their children, so you should be aware of these signs that your son or daughter is developing healthily. Read More 

Helping Your Child Through Preschool

Sending your child off to school is a bittersweet moment. While you are proud of them for starting their educational journey, you obviously also realize that they're growing up fast and that they are taking a step that changes things forever. This is beginning sooner than before because parents and educators are increasingly understanding the importance of preschool. If you have a preschooler, you will need to give them every chance to thrive. Read More 

Reasons To Put Your Child In Daycare Instead Of Arrange Care From A Family Member

Parents with daycare-aged children will often have to choose between sending their children to daycare or having a family member such as a grandparent provide this service. There are certainly advantages to having a family member step in, including no cost to you and a familiarity between the family member and your child. However, even if you're considering going in this direction, you should evaluate the many reasons that enrolling your child in an actual daycare program is a good idea. Read More