Safe Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Halloween activities can be tons of fun with preschoolers. Their eyes fill with wonder as they gaze upon pumpkins, cornfields and scarecrows while chasing down their favorite candy while trick or treating. And although the holiday holds many fun treats and experiences, it can also carry some risks with it if you aren’t careful. Learn …

Dealing with Pandemic-induced Separation Anxiety in Children

Many businesses are beginning to require that employees return to the office full-time. And with that, children are returning to daycare. After so much time with their parents, separation anxiety in children will likely be common this school year. Over the last year and a half throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have been able to give children …

Safety Tips for Protecting Kids from the Summer Heat

We’re officially in the dog days of summer and in many parts of the country, the days are quite warm and the sun is at it’s highest intensity. As a childcare center, your main goal is to keep children safe all day long, which means finding practical ways to beat the heat.

Keeping children inside all day long is no fun for them or for your teachers so it’s important to come up with creative ways to still keep your kids active while avoiding heat exhaustion and sunburn. Here are some practical ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer safely.

Taking Your Classroom Outside This Summer

As the school year wraps up and you bring in more wraparound care for older children, you’re probably planning out activities for the summer. As you do your planning, try to get as many outdoor activities in your curriculum as possible.

Outdoor activities have many benefits to both children and teachers, and in many parts of the U.S., this is the only practical time of the year to get your classroom outside.