You’re sluggish and your students just want to run and play. Yep, it’s definitely the day after a holiday in the classroom. Memorial Day provides a much-needed break from the busyness of routine but getting your classroom back on track after a holiday can be tough. There are some tactics to help you recover from a holiday break and stay on track for your weekly learning plan. Check out these tips.
As educators, we’re constantly researching and analyzing how children learn best. This makes education an ever-changing landscape as we adjust with new insights and learning’s. As you strive to provide only the best care and education at your childcare center, we’ve compiled a list of current trends in childhood education that you should know about. You know your childcare center and the children you care for best, so be sure to discern if these trends are right for you before implementing. You can also discuss these trends with teachers at your next meeting to get their take on how these trends might be applicable to their classroom.
Tips for preparing your childcare center for summer break The summer enrollment slump is felt by many childcare centers. This can be for a variety of reasons, most of which have nothing to do with the level of care you provide. However, there are some ways you can prepare you childcare center for summer break to keep children engaged and parents happy with keeping their children enrolled or enrolling children.
Teachers are there for children through the great moments of success and through the difficult moments of learning something new. They truly help to shape who children become. This week, their important role moves to the spotlight for Teacher Appreciation Week. Take some time this week to recognize the teachers who make your school or childcare center a great place for kids with these top 10 ideas for how to recognize teachers.
As you watch your child grow, it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates and it is best to try not to constantly compare your child to others. There are however some red flags to look out for when children are not meeting specific milestones and are significantly struggling in comparison to their peers. Developmental delays are lags in one or more areas of emotional, mental or physical growth. The main types of developmental delays that we see in children ages 3- 5 (preschool) are problems with language and speech, motor skills, emotional and social skills, and thinking or cognitive skills.
As a childcare center, preschool or Montessori, you face unique challenges with monitoring your financial health. A key to long-term success though, is strong finances and understanding how fluctuations in enrollment can affect spending and budgeting. We have some tips to help you manage this key aspect of your business.
In your business, you’re entrusted with people’s most prized possessions – their children. As a childcare facility, you must build trust and loyalty with your customers to get them to keep coming back. One way to build trust and loyalty is through transparency. Transparency comes in many forms, sometimes honesty and sometimes showcasing everyday activities.
As a childcare facility, it’s not every day that you get to roll out the red carpet and showcase what makes your business unique in how it cares for children…or is it? Every morning, parents drop off their children for the day and constantly make the choice to come back the next day. Shouldn’t this be the moment you treat it just like an open house or prospective client tour?
It’s another normal day at your childcare facility or school. Parents hug their kids goodbye and hope that everything goes well while they’re at work or out for the day. In contrast, when the kids stay with grandma for the weekend, the parents get regular updates throughout the day, but the work days are long without their little ones.
The Week of the Young Child is April 16-20 this year. Each year, National Association for the Education of Young Children hosts the week to focus on young children and their early years of education. Each day has a focus to help you engage your students in the classroom. Read on for fun activities to host in your classroom throughout the week.