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Fostering Creativity in the New Year

Winter vacation, just like any vacation, tends to start perfectly and then slowly devolve into a “when does school start again?” kind of mood. It’s not that we don’t enjoy the break, but after the holiday festivities and that strange time of Twixmas, it can be challenging to keep everyone happy and entertained. Although the new year brings lots of excitement, it can also be daunting as you try to figure out how to make the upcoming year better for both yourself and your kids. However, this time of year is the perfect time to start developing creativity practices that can […]

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Making Perfect Attendance a Reality and Not a Dream

  There are a lot of mixed feelings at the beginning of the school year. Some kids are excited and love going to school to see their friends and meet their new teachers. However, more anxious and socially reserved kids would much rather stay in the safety of their homes. Most kids will fall somewhere in the middle of this range of extremes, but regardless going back to school is an adjustment that takes time.   However, it’s not just our kids who can feel stressed at this time of year. Teachers and childcare workers have new classroom dynamics to work […]

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How to Enjoy Summer Without Breaking the Bank

It’s finally summer! That means time for staying up all night, watching movies, enjoying the outdoors, and eating all the frozen treats to stay cool. Rising temperatures and delayed sunsets make this a favorite time of year for many. However, it can also be stressful for parents who have children that are now out of school and need something to do.  This time of year can bring up concerns about childcare(especially for working parents), food, and having enough activities to fill up all of the summer free time. Additionally, with rising costs and inflation money can become a concern as […]

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Tips on running a childcare business

Tips for Running a Successful Childcare Business Running a childcare business can be a rewarding and profitable venture, but it’s important to have a solid plan in place to ensure success. Here are some tips to help you get started: Create a Business Plan The first step to running a successful childcare business is to create a business plan. A business plan will help you define your business goals, identify your target market, and plan your finances. Your business plan should include a budget, a marketing plan, and an operational plan. Find Your Niche One of the keys to success […]

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It’s Time to Get Moving!

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April is National Move More Month, a monthly observance created by the American Heart Association to remind us all of the importance of being active. Over time, Americans have developed a more sedentary lifestyle, which has lead to a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, memory problems, and an overall shorter lifespan. Move More Month is a great reminder that physical activity is essential for living a long and happy life. As the weather continues to get warmer, now is the perfect time to reevaluate activity schedules in order to ensure that we’re all hitting our fitness […]

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Getting Your Little Ones Ready to Write

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February always makes me think of Valentine’s day. Valentine’s Day is often associated with lots of hearts and chocolates, but when I think of the holiday I recall spending hours writing up my Valentines to deliver to my classmates’ special, heart-shaped boxes. At younger ages, this was an arduous task with lots of erasing and struggling to spell names correctly. However, as the years progressed it became more enjoyable and is one of my treasured memories. Every year this holiday tradition continues, and kids of all ages like to participate in sending out their Valentines. But what age is appropriate […]

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Tips For Having Fun in the Cold

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, marked the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere and it is undeniably cold and getting colder. On the one hand, winter is a great time for bundling up with cozy blankets and a hot drink, but it can also be challenging for those of us who would prefer to live in a tropical paradise. Even more challenging, can be finding ways to keep kids engaged and occupied, without too much screen time, when it gets too chilly to venture outdoors.  It’s a proven fact that outdoor time is important for kids. But, what happens […]

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Preparing for Snow Days and Sick Days

When dealing with children there can be many unexpected curve balls. Infanthood can bring acid reflux, teething, sleep regressions, and growth spurts. While toddler years are often accompanied by potty training accidents and the evolution of picky eaters; the years to come as our children age, only continue to bring unexpected developments. Some of these events can be exciting ( first steps, graduating pre-k, etc.), but there is always the potential for disappointment as well, such as inclement weather or that nasty flu/stomach bug that just happens to be making its rounds in your community.  The truth of the matter […]

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Hip Hip Hooray for Career Day!

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we’ve all heard, and even as adults, it’s a question many of us still think about. Who do we want to be, what impact are we hoping to make with our lives, what career will bring us purpose, and what legacy will we leave behind.  Take Your Child To Work Day was originally founded by the Ms. Foundation as Take Your Daughters to Work Day in 1993 to inspire young women to think about their futures. However, as of 2003, in order to reflect the fact that […]

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