Parents relish the joy of watching young children form relationships with friends, teachers and others. It turns out that socialization is actually an important part of early childhood development and promotes positive outcomes later in life.

We are honored to work alongside such hardworking men and women who educate and love on our students day-in and day-out! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from for recognition as our October teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement: Farrah Nawar

Your parenting style will have a large impact on your child’s development, especially during their preschool years. When your child is preschool age they are experiencing lots of change and development — physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The way you parent your child greatly influences the way they see the world around them, interact with their peers and respond to situations.  What Are the Four Different Parenting Styles? There are

When we were kids, we would always hear our parents tell us to “Eat your breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day!” But how often did that oh-so-important breakfast wind up being a bowl of sugar-laden cereal or a pop-tart? Finding the time to feed your preschooler a balanced healthy breakfast can be quite the challenge — we get it! But kids need their breakfast to prepare them

Learning to walk alone, sorting shapes and colors and recognizing names of people and objects all sound like important development milestones, right? They are, and these achievements all take place when your toddler is anywhere from 12 to 26 months old.  As your toddler is developing, it is essential they do so in an environment that encourages exploration and fosters growth. We know that as the parent of a toddler,

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we are enthusiastic advocates of play and believe that learning should be filled with fun, curiosity and imagination. Research shows that playtime, both directed and undirected, is one of the most important contributing factors to a child’s overall development. Finding a preschool that believes in mixing learning and play together is one of the best things that you can do for your child to

We are honored to work alongside such hardworking men and women who educate and love on our students day-in and day-out! The process of choosing just one passionate teacher each month is tough, but we are lucky to have so many to choose from for recognition as our September teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement: Alana Lewis-Smith

Everyone knows that children love to pretend. But did you know that pretending can actually help with learning? More specifically, we’re talking about drama in the preschool curriculum! People of all ages tend to remember things better when they do them: People remember 10% of what they read 20% of what they hear 30% of what they see 50% of what they see and hear 90% of what they see,

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we understand quality educators are the most important factor for engaging children in positive learning experiences. An early childhood teacher is not a babysitter. He or she is an education professional who serves as the foundation of our school. Our proprietary Creatively Shine™ curriculum was built with the teacher-student relationship in mind. But what makes a great preschool teacher? Here are a few of

Starting school can be exciting and intimidating for students of all ages, but especially for very young children. As a parent, you can rest assured that separation anxiety when starting school is a normal part of child development, and that it may show up on the first day for some kids, or emerge later in the school year for others. One early childhood expert explains that preschoolers get anxious about