Where has all the time gone? Almost overnight, it seems, your beautiful baby has grown into an energetic 4-year-old eager to learn and show off more exciting new skills every day. And now kindergarten is right around the corner! A good pre-kindergarten program helps your child prepare for this important new adventure. What should you look for in a pre-k for your child? Experts from the Brookings Institution and Duke

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 November teacher of the month. The following teachers were nominated by their program directors and assistant directors for this achievement: Jessica Ray

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool®, we believe that some of the best learning takes place when kids are active. Regular physical activity plays an important role in early childhood development and supports everything from your child’s overall health to their success in school. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of exercise for preschoolers in particular. Exercise and Academic Achievement A review of over 60 years of research

With only ⅓ of American children currently reading at grade level, parents today are looking for effective ways to help their kids read with confidence and instill a lifelong love of reading. Learning to read is a process that occurs in phases, not a single event. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the preschool years are an important time for awareness and exploration of spoken

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