This time of year fills children with awe and wonder. But for many childcare administrators, it fills them with long to-do lists and busy days as they work to wrap up the year. To help your center get in the spirit of the season and celebrate, we’ve put together an easy list of things to […]
Labor Day is a somewhat more challenging holiday to teach children about. That’s because it revolves around labor relations and fair working conditions for staff. So how can you make the holiday come alive for young children? This unofficial end to summer invites everyone to pause, slow down and enjoy a few more nice weather […]
Fun parties, special treats, and Thanksgiving classroom activities can help make this time of year enjoyable for young children. But as educators, you might be looking to take it one step further to explain the historical roots, cultural traditions and significance behind each holiday. Thanksgiving is no exception, and your team can begin instructing children […]
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 […]
You may be breathing a sigh of relief that the holidays have come and gone. However, now is a great time to evaluate your holiday hours and announce any changes you’d like to make. Sending out an annual calendar with days you planned to be closed helps parents know what to expect from your center and plan for days off work if needed.
Parents face a surprising reality each summer: you only get 18 summer vacations with your children before they become adults, and each year brings you one step closer to that milestone. Be sure to soak it all in by making the most of Labor Day weekend as you wrap up summer and spend some added time with your little ones doing family activities.
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.
Holidays are a great time to teach kids about many different cultures The holidays are a great time to teach children about other holidays, cultures and customs they might not be familiar with. The key to using the holidays as a teaching moment is to be sure the child is at an age they’ll understand it and creating activities that will instill an interest and appreciation for the holiday.