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  • Three Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing The Right Child Care

    These days, it is not uncommon to see both parents working outside the home, resulting in the need for child care. In fact, about 23.4% of children aged 5 and under are a part of some type of organized child care. Working outside the home makes it very difficult to balance work life and home life, so there are many benefits to placing your child in a child care facility. Some benefits include improving social skills, exposing them to other cultures, and building their immune system.
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  • Are Charter Schools Really Effective?

    Many parents want their children to be accepted into a charter school because they believe that the education it provides is superior to a regular public school education. Over the years, this belief has been challenged by some experts who feel charters do not live up to their reputation. If you are considering sending your child to a charter school you should know that they do, in fact, offer multiple advantages for students.
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  • Late Night Care: How to Handle Overnight Daycare for Your Kid's

    Daycare is a valuable tool for parents who need to work part-time or full-time hours. One of the more difficult issues to deal with when looking for a good daycare is finding a nighttime daycare if you are a third shift worker. Luckily, daycares that offer around the clock care are beginning to crop up, both as in-home daycares and at commercial daycare centers. After you have found a daycare that will work for your overnight shift, you should properly prepare your child to attend daycare overnight versus during the day.
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  • The Amazing Benefits Of Daycare

    Often times, daycare is looked at as a bad thing. People think it's better for children to be with their parents and that sending them to daycare puts them at a disadvantage. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Daycare is actually a wonderful thing for children of all ages, and in fact, even if you just send your child for a couple of hours per day, he or she will benefit big time.
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  • Three Reasons To Send Your Child To Preschool

    If your child has reached the age they are ready for preschool, you need to give a lot of thought to enrolling him or her. If you are a stay-at-home parent, it is difficult to let go of your child, if only for a few hours each day, but there are benefits of a good preschool program. The following are among the most significant. Children get a head start with communication skills
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  • 5 Reasons To Consider A Religious Preschool

    There are a variety of preschool programs available throughout the country. Some people are very focused on finding a private preschool with a specific curriculum like teaching a second language to their children or having their children learn to read by age four. However, there are benefits to religious preschools, and you may want to consider them as well when you are looking for a preschool. Here are five reasons to consider including a religious preschool in your search.
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  • Preparing For A Montessori Preschool Program At Home

    Montessori schools use the premise that children will learn effectively through the use of hands-on activities. These activities are constructed to teach children about life-based experiences as they play. Adding an activity station in your home to teach your preschooler the same values can be beneficial in transitioning them to the practices they will be using when they are enrolled in a Montessori schooling program. Here are a few ideas you can use to make your own activity station, preparing you child for the tasks they will do in preschool.
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  • Change The Channel On Childcare Centers With Televisions

    You might be surprised to learn that many child care centers and home daycare operations have a television front and center in rooms where children are playing, eating and sleeping. Sometimes these TVs are on all day in rooms where children under 2 are present. If you have a child under the age of 2 in a daycare center with a television, you should consider a change. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adults avoid any screen time at all for kids under 2.
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  • How To Connect With Your Teenagers

    Remember the days when all you had to say was that your family was going to play a board game or visit grandparents, and your kids would get all excited? Now that they're teenagers, they have probably shown more interest in being with their friends than in hanging out with parents and siblings. Don't worry too much about that, as it's pretty normal. In fact, teenagers wanting to be with their peers is just one way that they're establishing the fact that they're on the road to adulthood.
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