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!
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 […]
Getting Your Little Ones Ready to Write
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stopping the Summer Learning Slump!
Summer learning doesn’t have to be torturous. In fact, it should be the exact opposite. Here are some ways to make learning fun, so that your child will be begging for more educational opportunities all summer long. […]
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 […]
4 Ways to Study Black History With Children of All Ages
Photo Designed by Freepick February is Black History Month. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history. Officially recognized in 1976, Black History Month continues to be an important time of year that allows us to remember and celebrate American history and Black culture. As we progress into more modern times, some people may wonder why we still observe Black History Month. In a country that has continuously strived for racial equality and inclusivity, it may seem unnecessary, but history is always relevant and important to teach. As Maya Angelou, an American poet, and […]
Tips for Managing Big Emotions This Holiday Season
The holiday season has a lot of stressors that can result in big emotions for everyone. So, here are some tips for dealing with those big emotions and ensuring that everyone has a happy holiday season. […]
A Quick Guide to Navigating Child Fears This Spooky Season
As we head into the spookiest season of the year, it’s time to break out the candy corn, the pumpkin spice, your autumn cardigan, and all of the holiday festivities. For the most part, October is all fun and games… until someone gets spooked. And as much as we love this time of year, it can be challenging for those with sensitive and/or easily startled, young children. Kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers, have a hard time distinguishing between what’s real and what’s not making the costumes and overall spooky allure of Halloween potentially terrifying for younger children. When so much […]